Eberhard van der Laan

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May 14 '15 07:53

One of the three persons of interest in the assassination on De Clercqstraat, Amsterdam West on Wednesday, has turned himself in to the police. This is the man who was in the car with the victim. The police confirm that he is at the police station and being questioned by detectives.

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May 13 '15 18:38

Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan ordered the closure of the Tapas Village shisha bar, the city announced Wednesday evening. The cafe is believed to be a stronghold in the criminal underworld, frequently used for gang meetings, and the focal point of an overnight street assassination in the city's Kinkerbuurt neighborhood.

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May 12 '15 07:54

Amsterdam remains the least safe municipality in the Netherlands, according to the AD Crime Meter. Maastricht is in number 2, just like last year, and Rotterdam took third place.

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May 11 '15 14:10

A group of Cambuur fans were banned from watching the Ajax versus Cambuur match in the Amsterdam Arena on Sunday. Mayor Eberhard van der Laan sent a whole bus full of fans back home to Leeuwarden for chanting antisemitic slogans.

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May 11 '15 07:59

A few dozen people gathered on the Museumplein in Amsterdam on Sunday afternoon for a "Fuck Racism - Fuck the King" demonstration.

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May 6 '15 18:30

Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan does not see activist Abulkasim Al-Jaberi's "fuck the king, fuck the queen, fuck the royal house" statements worthy of prosecuting, according to the Parool. The Public Prosecutor is prosecuting Al-Jaberi for his statements made during a demonstration against Zwarte Piet on November 16th last year.

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May 6 '15 12:54

The Public Prosecutor will prosecute activist Abulkasim Al-Jaberi for saying "fuck the king, fuck the queen, fuck the royal house" during a demonstration against Zwarte Piet on November 16th last year. The Public Prosecutor feels that these statements were insulting for King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima.

Apr 22 '15 17:20

Ajax is considering the possibility of making a buy-out offer for a majority stake in the Amsterdam ArenA. The team's managing director, Michael Kinsbergen, drew up a medium-term plan in which the potential purchase is included, reports Voetbal International.

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Apr 14 '15 17:00

Several failed asylum seekers evicted from the makeshift refuge, Vluchtgarage, began living in a tent camp in De Pijp, Amsterdam on Monday night to show their discontent with the municipality's lack of a permanent solution for their basic needs. Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan is against the tent camp, saying it is prohibited by law to set up a tent and sleep in a public place, a city press release states.

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Apr 14 '15 13:40

The Amsterdam housing corporation Rochdale is willing to help failed asylum seekers with temporary housing, CEO René Grotendorst told BNR.

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Apr 14 '15 09:25

The failed asylum seekers who were evicted from the Vluchtgarage in Amsterdam Zuidoost yesterday, set up a tent camp in De Pijp. Only a small number of the asylum seekers made use of the overnight accommodation provided by the municipality.

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Apr 13 '15 13:47

The asylum seekers that were evicted from the Vluchtgarage in Amsterdam Zuidoost this morning, marched towards the Stopera, chanting slogans like "We are not criminal" and "We are here", Het Parool reports. They are currently sitting on the ground on the Stopera.

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Apr 10 '15 08:10

Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan received a petition from some 200 sex workers and sympathizers on Thursday, AT5 reports. The protest was organized by PROUD, the association for sex workers, against the closing of window brothels in Amsterdam

Apr 9 '15 10:39

Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan has decided to close part of an Amsterdam window prostitution business because serious abuses were detected, the city municipality announced in a press release. The business will now continue with 29 instead of 47 windows.

Apr 7 '15 13:37

The association for sex workers PROUD has organized a demonstration against the closing of window brothels in Amsterdam on Thursday, when Project 1012 appears on the City Council Agenda.

Mar 31 '15 17:31

Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan and aldermen of the "Sustainability in the Capital" committee banned balloon launches from all events organized in the city. The municipality also launched an information campaign about the balloons' harmful effects on environment and animal well being.

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Mar 25 '15 11:23

The police have started evacuating squatters from the complex known as the Tabakspanden on Spuistraat in Amsterdam, NRC reports.

Mar 23 '15 13:35

This week Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan is leading a delegation of Dutch companies, knowledge- and cultural institutions in a visit to India, the municipality of Amsterdam announced in a press release today. The delegation will visit New Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai, and includes representatives from the Amsterdam ArenA, the Johan Cruyff Foundation, Cobra Museum and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (KCO).

Mar 20 '15 14:35

Failed asylum seekers who make use of the Bed, Bath and Bread provision in Amsterdam, will now also be given a free public transport pass, AT5 reports.

Mar 18 '15 11:33

Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb (PvdA) and Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan (PvdA) are the most popular politicians in the Netherlands. Geert Wilders (PVV) is the received the least love and ended up on the bottom of the list as the least popular politician in the Netherlands.

Mar 13 '15 15:30

The protests at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has been going on for exactly a month today. Here follows a brief summary of what has happened so far.

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Mar 6 '15 08:36

According to Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb, there is no possibility of Ajax fans being allowed to attend the classic match between Feyenoord and Ajax.

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Mar 5 '15 11:58

Kicks to the head in martial arts will soon be forbidden for young people up to 17 years of age. This, along with the establishment of a new regulatory body, forms part of Minister Edith Schippers' (Public Health, Welfare and Sports) plan to make the martial arts industry safer, more orderly and better organized.

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Mar 5 '15 10:42

Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan has given beer bike operators one more summer to show that they can minimize the inconvenience caused by this transport method. The mayor wrote this in a letter to the board committee Centrum, AT5 reports.

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