The Dutch government's approach to helping citizens with their debts is definitely lacking, National Ombudsman Reinier van Zutphen writes in a critical report. Those who ask the government for help with their debt, are faced by obstacle after obstacle
Facebook received 271 requests for information from the Dutch authorities last year. About 73 percent of these requests were granted or partially granted, according to a biannual report on requests by governments the social media site published on Thursday.
Dutch government's requests to obtain data from Apple devices highly increased during the second half of 2015, according to a biannual report by Apple. In total the Dutch authorities submitted data requests for 341 Apple devices, in 39 requests.
Two thirds of the people who took the Banker's Oath, do not believe that they actually also have to adhere to it, according to a study among 800 bankers by Tom Loonen of the Vrije Universiteit and Mark Rutgers of the University of Amsterdam.
The Dutch government recruited dozens of Dutch celebrities and opinion leaders to convince the public to vote "yes" in the so-called Ukraine referendum, according to a comprehensive communication strategy around the referendum
All victims of crimes will be guaranteed compensation from the Dutch government from January 1st, 2016. If the perpetrator is late in paying compensation ordered by the court, or refuses to do so, the government will pay the compensation to the victim and claim it back from the perpetrator
The Dutch government is going to keep track of all Salafist organization and look into whether it is possible to ban them, Minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs told the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, on Thursday, lower house of parliament, on Thursday
The Dutch government is investing 1.3 million euros in independent Russian media. The government wants to give Russian-speaking people access to unbiased and propaganda-free news. They feel that the media in these areas is increasingly dominated by Russian state media and too often influenced by the Kremlin.
Employers organization VNO-NCW wants the government to buy Dutch shares in the Air France-KLM group.
The number of reported cyber attacks on the Dutch government's systems and websites has doubled over the past two years. The National Cyber Security Center currently receive reports of an attack almost on a daily basis.
The Electorale Volksbeweging, the opposition party in Aruba, has written a letter to the Dutch government in which they demand a "thorough investigation" into the death of 42 year old Aruban Mitch Henriquez after he was arrested at a festival in The Hague on Saturday.
Many failed asylum seekers stay in the Netherlands because the government has little success in convincing their home countries to take them back.
The court in The Hague ruled that the Dutch government has to reduce gas emissions by at least 25 percent by 2020 compared to the level in 1990.
A number of fishermen are preparing to file a lawsuit against Greenpeace. The action group dumped a number of large boulders into the Noordzee on Tuesday, in protest against "the lack of action from the Dutch government to protect the Noordzee nature". This puts fishermen's safety at risk as a net caught on one of these boulders could capsize a ship.
The American heiress to the Goudstikker family, Marei von Saher, is selling 28 of the 202 paintings that the Dutch government transferred to her nine years ago. The paintings were looted by Nazi officers during the German occupation of the Netherlands in the Second World War, and will go up for bid at Christie's auction house on June 3rd in New York.
According to a group of 23 Islamic organizations, Dutch media is unnecessarily and unjustly smearing "being a Muslim" and the Islam religion, referring to targeted media attacks on Muslim scholars who wanted to speak in Rijswijk, Utrecht and Eindhoven.
Lawyer firm Prakken d'Oliveira has filed a lawsuit against the Dutch government for the AIVD eavesdropping on lawyers' conversations with clients, Volkskrant reports.
The Dutch government has issued extra time to file tax return reports for those people wanting to get a guaranteed confirmation from the tax authorities before July 1st, a spokesperson for the Finance Minister confirmed to RTL Nieuws. Over 4 million people have filed tax returns since March 1st and now the Finance Minister Eric Wiebes has stretched the original deadline of tax declarations from April 1st to April 15th.
The Netherlands-based chip maker Gemalto has been hacked by the United States secret service NSA and the British GCHQ, De Telegraaf reports. This is according to a report by The Intercept based on documents received by NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden.
Despite heavy complaints from within the Dutch government about Tuesday's cyber attack which took out several government websites, the managing director of the host hardest hit in the incident blames years of government inaction for the outage. The attack was clearly directed at the government, and any other websites that went down as a result were "collateral damage," said hosting firm Prolocation's managing director Raymond Dijkxhoorn
A Dutch military transport aircraft will arrive on Saturday at the Eindhoven Airbase with the victim remains and wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster. The plane is scheduled to land at 4 p.m., the government stated on Thursday.
The cabinet submitted a letter to the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, in late January outlining the Netherlands priorities for its turn as President of the Council of the European Union in 2016. The three main priorities are a Union that focuses on the essentials, creates jobs and growth through innovation and actively involves citizens and civil society organizations in policymaking.
The court in Rotterdam decided that the terrorist suspect Mohammed B. (27) will remain in custody for the time being. According to the court, there is enough evidence to keep him in custody. B. appeared in court for the first time today.