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Apr 23 '18 08:42

Dutch Facebook users provide a remarkably large stream of posts containing hate, racism, an wishes for someone to get a disease like cancer. The number of such posts coming from southern European countries, for example, is much lower, the Volkskrant reports based on its own research.

The newspaper based its report on an anonymous interview with a Dutch man who worked for Facebook as moderator in Berlin last year, leaked emails, internal documents, and a colleague who supported his story. A Dutch team, which varies from five to eight people, works as Facebook moderators in Berlin.

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Jan 25 '18 21:44

Two Dutch intelligence services uncovered substantial evidence detailing how a Russian-backed hacking group infiltrated the Barack Obama White House, the U.S.

Sint Maarten during Hurricane Irma, 6 Sept 2017
Nov 13 '17 10:00

Political elections in Sint Maarten will be held in February instead of on January 6, island's government announced. The polling date was shifted as authorities fear election preparations will take more time than expected due to the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma this past September.

Governor Eugene Holiday announced that the elections for the new parliament will be held on February 26, according to news wire ANP. He said that in order to prepare for "orderly and careful elections", more time was needed.

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Oct 25 '16 07:40

PvdA leader Diederik Samsom wants his party to merge with GroenLinks after the upcoming elections. "Then you can be the biggest in one go", he said in response to a plea from GroenLinks leader Jesse Klaver that the left-wing parties in the Netherlands work together, the Volkskrant reports.

Curaçao
Sep 29 '16 12:35

So far Curacao will hold parliamentary elections on Friday, despite the fact that tropical storm Matthew is set to pass by the north of the island on Thursday night, Prime Minister Ben Whiteman said on Wednesday

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Aug 17 '16 14:30

On Tuesday the Dutch cabinet unofficially kicked off the start of the new political season with their traditional get-together, this year in Leiden. The ministers traditionally use this after-summer-break meeting to freely discuss the coming year without agenda

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Apr 20 '16 11:11

With elections only 330 days away, the Dutch coalition of VVD and PvdA are meeting on Wednesday evening to discuss the budget for next year. Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem of Finance will need to find a way to deal with 2.5 billion euro shortfall

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Mar 11 '16 15:36

Former prime minister of Curacao Gerrit Schotte was found guilty of bribery and ordered to serve three years in prison, a court ruled on Friday. It is equal to the demand made by the prosecutor handling the case.

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Dec 30 '15 08:17

The Netherlands is able to take in 200 thousand refugees, almost four times as many as arrived this year, PvdA leader Diederik Samsom said in an interview with the Nederlands Dagblad on Wednesday. According to the PvdA leader, "on a population of 17 million people" 200 thousand refugees is a "small amount".

Oct 21 '15 11:23

The about 240 thousand Turkish-Dutch people in the Netherlands will be casting their votes for the Turkish parliamentary elections between Wednesday and Sunday.

Diederik Samsom
Sep 8 '15 11:44

Former PvdA chairman Felix Rottenberg thinks that not Diederik Samsom, but Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher should be the party leader in the next election. Rottenberg sharply criticized the current leader of the Labour party, calling him the "director of the Cabinet".

May 25 '15 20:51

The economy remains the central issue surrounding the elections in Suriname, held in the country on Monday. The improving economic situation in the country in recent years has much to do with the high price of gold between 2010 and 2013, writes RTL Nieuws. The government benefited from the high commodity price, and so, in turn, did the population.

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May 15 '15 08:00

The Netherlands has partially stopped its foreign aid to Burundi. This decision was made by Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs and Minister Lilianne Ploumen of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation for various reasons, they said in a joint statement.

Hilversum vote
Mar 19 '15 09:16

Most of the votes from the 2015 Provincial Elections have been counted. The following results, projected per province, are based on information from Dutch public broadcaster NOS and newswire ANP.

Trade your vote
Mar 12 '15 18:00

When three art students decide to prank the Netherlands by jokingly offer residents the chance to trade their votes in the upcoming provincial election for physical goods, they were surprised by the number of people who actually took up the offer. People using their RuilJeStempas (literally, “trade your vote”) Facebook page offered up their votes an Apple iPhone charger, pieces of fruit, and cheap household goods, Asja Keeman tells NL Times.

Rutte Hebdo
Mar 9 '15 23:03

"I can do nothing else but respect that decision," Prime Minister Mark Rutte (VVD) said of the sudden resignations of both Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten (VVD) and Justice Secretary Fred Teeven (VVD). The two prominent officials stepped down over discrepancy in details given to parliament about a controversial 4.7-million guilder (2.1-million euro) payout Teeven approved as a settlement to criminal suspect Cees H. when Teeven was prosecutor in 2001.

Feb 13 '15 09:41

The PvdA decided to support Minister Henk Kamp's (Economic Affairs) new gas decision after all, NU reports. A final decision on the reduction of gas extraction in Groningen will only be made on July 1st.

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Jan 19 '15 11:16

Last year 27 aldermen prematurely resigned due to political reasons. A third of them did so because of integrity problems, such as the appearance of conflict of interest or unethical actions. That is more than in previous years.

Jan 9 '15 17:19

The possibility of Greece's exit from the eurozone is not an issue, said the Dutch Minister of Finance, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, before the start of the weekly cabinet meeting.

Guacamole
Aug 22 '14 10:13

Top Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn's store brand Guacamole has won the shop the number one spot in a consumer election for the products with the best false advertising. With only 0.7 percent guacamole powder, the guacamole dip from AH won the 'Kletsmajoor Award'.

Aug 4 '14 08:21

Governing parties the VVD and PvdA have gained support after the tragic Malaysia Airlines plane crash. According to pollster Maurice de Hond, the wake of the crash proved positive for only these two parties, the other parties in The Netherlands lost seats.

D66-leader Alexander Pechtold
Jun 23 '14 07:34

D66 leader Alexander Pechtold is most suitable to follow up current Prime Minister Mark Rutte is believed by voters. Pechtold scored highest out of the six group leaders with a score of 5.6. This was announced by market research office Ipsos on Thursday after they did research on the topic.

Prime Minister Mark Rutte
May 21 '14 21:49

Prime Minister Mark Rutte is being attacked by opposition party Members of Parliament over his issuance of a formal statement about what the Dutch representatives in European government should prioritize. Rutte, a member of the VVD conservative party, made comments directly opposed by the agenda of his government coalition partner, the leftist PvdA.

Geert Wilders
May 14 '14 16:09

PVV-leader Geert Wilders and Marine Le Pen called off their collective campaign for election to European Parliament last month, according to news magazine Vrij Nederland.

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