Eric van der Burg

Police
Mar 30 '18 08:30

The brother of key witness Nabil B., who was shot and killed in Amsterdam on Thursday morning, chose not to accept all the protection measures the Dutch authorities offered him, spokesperson Ties Kortman of the Public Prosecutor said, according to newspaper AD. 

People smoking on a platform at Amsterdam Amstel Station, 8 Feb 2018
Feb 8 '18 14:40

The municipalities of Amsterdam and Utrecht announced that they will support a lawsuit filed against the tobacco industry.

Mercuriushaven in Amsterdam's port area
Nov 23 '17 11:40

The Amsterdam college of mayor and aldermen announced plans for a brand new harbor district that will be built in the coming decades. Haven-Stad will hold between 40 thousand and 70 thousand homes, and enough commercial room to provide around 50 thousand jobs. That combined with new parks and sport fields will turn Haven-Stad into a modern "residential-working" neighborhood, the city said in a press release on Thursday.

Eberhard van der Laan
Nov 1 '17 13:10

Amsterdam, and former mayor Eberhard van der Laan, never implemented a secret anti-radicalization campaign, deputy mayor Eric van der Burg wrote in a letter to the city council. "It was investigated whether an eventual campaign could contribute to counter radicalization", he wrote. But the campaign was eventually rejected and never implemented, he emphasized, AT5 reports.

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Oct 30 '17 09:31

Recently deceased Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan launched a secret anti-radicalization campaign that the city council knew nothing about, Elsevier reported on Sunday. The GroenLinks faction in Amsterdam is surprised by the commotion this report caused, saying that the project was discussed in the city council in March, NU.nl reports.

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Sep 4 '17 11:30

Amsterdam is banning all ads about unhealthy foods that are aimed at children from subway stations in the city, the municipality announced in a press release on Monday. For this initiative, Amsterdam is partnering with the Alliance Stop Child Marketing.

Jun 15 '17 14:25

Amsterdam is planning two bridges to connect Amsterdam with Amsterdam Noord. The first will by a bicycle bridge from The second bridge will be built in West, near Stenen Hoofd. There are also tentative plans for a pedestrian tunnel at Central Station, the mayor and aldermen announced on Thursday, AT5 reports.

Hundreds gather at the Gay Monument in Amsterdam to protest against "gay camps" in Chechnya, Russia, 19 Apr 2017
Apr 20 '17 08:30

The municipality of Amsterdam calls on the Dutch government to admonish Russia about camps in Chechnya in which homosexual men are being locked up, alderman Eric van der Burg said at a protest against these camps at the gay monument in the Dutch capital on Wednesday. Amsterdam also wants State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff of Security and Justice to change the asylum policy for Chechen LGBT men, ANP reports.

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Mar 22 '17 15:35

Plans for a , can not count on support from Dutch public works department Rijkswaterstaat or Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen of Infrastructure and Environment, ANP reports.

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Jan 19 '17 08:50

Wednesday's Amsterdam city council meeting devolved into shouting and Nazi comparisons to such a point that the meeting was called to an early end. While fighting between Amsterdam politicians is not uncommon, it brining a meeting to a premature end is almost unheard of, Het Parool reports.

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Dec 1 '16 07:34

Amsterdam will not accept rubber granules in new artificial turf fields, no matter what the results of the RIVM investigation into whether or not these granules are hazardous to health. The people have lost confidence in the granules, sports alderman Eric van der Burg said during an emergency debate on the matter on Wednesday, Het Parool reports.

Cruise ships Costa NeoRomantica (l) and Celebrity Constellation at the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, 12 Aug 2012
Nov 17 '16 11:55

A majority in the Amsterdam city council supports moving the Dutch capital's cruise ship terminal out of the city center, was revealed in a debate on the matter on Wednesday, Het Parool reports.

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Aug 30 '16 10:15

A number of Amsterdam politicians are concerned about polarization and aggression in the city council and the council's seeming inability to reach a consensus. Alderman Eric van der Burg was the first to express his concerns to Het Parool, and numerous others now added their voices

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Jul 14 '16 10:24

Amsterdam plans to expand its eastern neighborhood IJburg with a new island. The mayor and aldermen commissioned an feasibility study for IJburg II - an 80 hectare island containing 6,500 homes

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May 12 '16 16:00

The Bijlmerbajes prison complex in Amsterdam will temporarily be used as an asylum center. From August the complex will house a thousand asylum seekers for up to one year

Amsterdam ArenA
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.

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Jan 18 '16 08:42

There seems to be a fight over teachers between the big cities. In an effort to solve their teacher shortage, Rotterdam announced a 5 thousand euro bonus for new teachers teaching difficult subjects like mathematics and science. Amsterdam alderman Eric van der Burg is advocating for a salary increase for teachers, police officers and nurses in the city.

Childhood_Obesity
Oct 30 '15 09:36

The city of Amsterdam has teamed up with a number of professionals, including pediatricians, doctors and health insurers, to get the 2,300 morbidly obese children in the city to a healthy weight. The goal for this cooperation is to reduce obesity through more efficient and more organized cooperation, the municipality announced in a press release on Thursday.

Amsterdam
Mar 10 '15 16:43

Plans to abolish Amsterdam's leasehold system could face substantial delays, after concerns were raised by Alderman Eric van der Burg, the Telegraaf reported. The official wrote a secret memo detailing sixteen potential risks that the legislation change may face, the newspaper stated.

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