Eberhard van der Laan

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Jul 18 '16 12:15

The municipality of Amsterdam is working with the judiciary, police and National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security to make sure that sufficient security measures are in place for EuroPride 2016.

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Jul 15 '16 12:55

A home on Wagensaarstraat in Amsterdam has been cordoned off after the police found 11 kilograms of heroin and 4 kilos of a mixing agent in the house last month

Jul 15 '16 09:50

The Amsterdam police will soon start an experiment in which they will record exactly why they pull over a car for a check in an attempt to reduce racial profiling by the police. The mayor an the police chief were against implementing this experiment immediately, but the majority of the city council voted for it on Thursday

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Jul 13 '16 08:22

At least four employees of the Amsterdam municipality were or will be dismissed because they are suspected of fraud involving several million euros, Mayor Eberhard van der Laan wrote in a letter to the Amsterdam city council on Tuesday. A procedure for dismissal is underway

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Jul 1 '16 08:16

Dozens of protesters disrupted the national commemoration of the abolition of slavery in Amsterdam's Oosterpark on Thursday evening. They protested against organizer NiNsee's decision to hold the commemoration on June 30th, instead of the usual July 1st

Jun 30 '16 09:07

The Netherlands' annual national commemoration of the abolition of slavery will be held in the Oosterpark in Amsterdam on Thursday night. Friday is the 153rd anniversary of the Dutch government abolishing slavery in Suriname and the former Netherlands Antilles.

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Jun 20 '16 10:52

Amsterdam is desperately searching for vacant business- and industrial areas on the outskirts of the city to use as venues for festivals and events

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Jun 13 '16 16:45

Expensive Amsterdam real estate is of little interest to foreign buyers so far, according to a study by the municipality. Of the 2,411 Amsterdam homes worth over 1 million euros sold since 1990, only 2 percent ended up with foreigners

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Jun 9 '16 16:45

The woman injured in a shooting on Oude IJsselstraat in Amsterdam on Thursday morning, is part of a "problem family", neighbors told Het Parool. Several of them repeatedly complained about the family to the landlord and Mayor Eberhard van der Laan, the newspaper reports.

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Jun 8 '16 09:22

Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan thinks that social housing tenants should also be able to take advantage of Airbnb. Social housing tenants get all of the burdens, but none of the benefits of the increasing tourism in the city, the mayor said in the talk show Heyu Urbans, Het Parool reports.

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May 20 '16 11:01

Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan's decision to give the Jewish community 10 million euros in compensation wrongly paid ground lease after World War II, was met with anger and confusion. Particularly the recipient of the money dissatisfied many Jews, the Volkskrant reports.

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May 16 '16 08:24

The municipality of Amsterdam is making 10 million euros available to the Jewish community as compensation for ground leases they had to pay upon returning to Amsterdam following the Second World War, the municipality announced on Sunday.

Apr 21 '16 15:40

The Mayors of 26 European capital cities are gathering in Amsterdam on Thursday for the fifth edition of the Mayors Meeting. The meeting will be led by Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan. The four main topics on the agenda are mobility and air quality, affordable housing, radicalization and the refugee crisis.

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Apr 8 '16 09:28

The Amsterdam ArenA will not be renamed after Johan Cruijff, who passed away two weeks ago, in the near future. The matter first has to be discussed with his family. And Mayor Eberhard van der Laan wants to give the family time to grieve in peace

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Mar 30 '16 16:10

The city council of Amsterdam is set to give its formal recommendation in favor of keeping the city’s mayor, Eberhard van der Laan, in office for a new six-year term. The decision will be announced at the beginning of a council meeting on Wednesday, according to Het Parool.

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Mar 25 '16 13:50

More than 14 thousand people signed an online petition to rename the Amsterdam ArenA the Johan Cruijff Stadium, following the football legend's death on Thursday.

Mar 9 '16 14:45

The whole Amsterdam is "shocked" by the discovery of a severed head on Amstelveenseweg on Wednesday morning, Mayor Eberhard van der Laan said in a short statement before the start of the general council meeting on Wednesday. Given the gruesome discovery, the mayor decided to immediately close shisha lounge Fayrouz, in front of which the head was found

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Feb 28 '16 10:54

The leader of anti-Islam group Pegida was arrested after he unfurled the flag of his group emblazoned with a swastika during a rally at Amsterdam city hall on Saturday. In getting approval for the rally, Pegida was informed by Mayor Eberhard van der Laan that displaying a swastika was prohibited, the police said after the arrest.

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Feb 26 '16 12:35

Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan banned an uncooperative assassination target from part of the city this past week, police commissioner Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg said on AT5 program Het Verhoor on Thursday.

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Feb 25 '16 15:55

The city of Amsterdam ordered the closure of two coffeeshops - De Kroon on Rietwijkerstraat and The Power on Srphatistraat - after shooting incidents at each of them

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Feb 25 '16 10:48

Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan gave the go-ahead for anti-Islam movement Pegida to protest in the capital on Saturday. So far no counter-demonstration application was received, but according to the municipality, there are "concrete indications" that Pegida opponents will again try to disrupt the demonstration.

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Feb 25 '16 08:47

All GVB trams, buses, subways and ferries in Amsterdam will halt for one minute at 11:00 a.m. to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the February Strike during the Second World War

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Feb 23 '16 14:50

Right-wing nationalist group Voorpost is calling on its supporters to join the Pegida demonstration in Amsterdam

Feb 23 '16 08:57

Housing firm Eigen Haard gave Amsterdam HIV patient Rudolf Hillebrand an ultimatum - either stop cultivating his own cannabis, or leave his apartment. This is despite the fact that the court ruled that Hillebrand can continue growing his own cannabis.

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