Former State Secretary of Security and Justice Fred Teeven was sworn back in as a member of Dutch parliament on Thursday, just over two weeks after resigning his office in scandal. The controversy dates back to 2001 when Teeven, then a public prosecutor, authorized a 4.7-million guilder (2.1-million euro) payout to alleged drug criminal Cees H.
A 12 member team consisting of Defense employees, police employees and a member of the Dutch Safety Board is on their way to the Ukraine. The team's goal is to make preparations for the Dutch repatriation mission, which resumes in April.
The Netherlands and Belgium are strengthening cooperation in the field of defense, counterterrorism, security, embassy relations and energy, the Dutch cabinet revealed in a press release Wednesday.
Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert (Defense) has made an agreement with the military unions that (former) employees who think that their illness was caused by working with carcinogenic chromium 6 paint, can soon get a compensation of up to 15 thousand euros, NOS reports.
According to Marc de Natris, head of the association of naval officers KVMO, the Dutch army is not ready for a situation of war. A structural shortage of personnel and equipment has resulted in many parts not being deployable.
The dead body of a missing Norwegian tourist was found floating in an Amsterdam canal Thursday afternoon, police in Amsterdam confirm. Tore Grødem, a 21-year-old man visiting the city, had not been seen since December 19 at about 2 a.m.
A Dutch committee will investigate the performance of the Netherlands intelligence offices prior to the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. The Commission of Oversight for the Intelligence and Security Services announced their intention to evaluate both the AIVD and MIVD on Tuesday.
The Ministry of Defense announced a social media alarm after several Dutch soldiers were threatened on LinkedIn and Facebook.
King Willem-Alexander will knight Major Gijs Tuinman later this year, making him a member of the Military Order of Willem fourth class, the office of the Dutch king announced today. The country’s highest honour will be given to Major Tuinman in a December 4 ceremony at the Binnenhof government complex in the Hague.
The Dutch soldiers in Mali are suffering more from the heat because the camp where they have been staying for months, is not finished yet.
The Dutch Parliament will meet today to discuss the country's military contribution to the international struggle against ISIS, which is supported by a large majority of House Representatives, Het Parool reports.
Minister of Finance Jeroen Dijsselbloef presented the Budget in the Second Chamber yesterday. The Budget contains the Cabinet's plans for the next year.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte is positive about the budget plans for next year. In an interview with the Algemeen Dagblad, he emphasizes that his Cabinet will have to "stay the course in uncertain times."
The United State has deemed The Netherlands unfit to address the threat of the Islamic State (IS) in a powerful enough manner. Because of the country's hesitation to contribute heavy weaponry, The Netherlands will not be part of the so-called coalition of the willing, in which nine allies are joining forces in the fight against IS, De Volkskrant reports.
The government plans to stimulate job opportunities with a 500 million euro tax cut. The money will be used to reduce the rates of the firs income tax bracket so that everyone paying income tax will benefit.
Monday sees the launch of the first budget negotiations after the Summer. Ministers tell NU.nl that the talks are positive, and it does not look like there will be more stringent budget cuts.
Ex- NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop is pleading for The Netherlands to stop "all these wild cuts" to defense. De Hoop tells Het Financieele Dagblad that in the wake of the MH17 tragedy, the urgency to return the country's line of defense to it's fittest state is "enormous".
A new victim of Jos de G. has come forward, who claims she was pulled from her bike, dragged to a forest and raped by the 47-year old man in from Helmond 1987. This has been announced by public prosecutor Erna Vrijhoeven at the court in Den Bosch on Thursday.
This week, the province of Groningen felt what was thought to be another earthquake, but this was tuesday evening confirmed more likely to be a sonic boom.
A new report by the U.S. Defense Department has criticized the performance and reliability of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters (JSF) and pointed out some faults in the stealth fighter jets being developed by Lockheed Martin.
The Netherlands has signed an agreement to sell 100 Leopard 2A6 main battle tanks to Finland, the Dutch Ministry of Defense said.
The Dutch government wants the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) F-35 fighter aircraft to carry nuclear weapons.
Her Majesty Queen Máxima has opened the new barracks of the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee (KMar) in the area of Schiphol International Airport.
Dutch Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert and commander of the Royal Netherlands Air Force on Monday attended a ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas, in United States.