VVD leader and current Prime Minister Mark Rutte would like to form a cabinet consisting of his VVD, the CDA and D66, he said on Monday after discussing coalition possibilities with Edith Schippers. "Given the election results", these parties need to take governmental responsibility, he said, but added that "it also depends on what the parties themselves want", NU.nl reports.
There have been 675 instances of Dutch Senate members voting on issues that involved a potential conflict of interest, writes Volkskrant. External affiliations of senators are raising concerns about potential compromising of their voting decisions.
Young medical specialists are more often opting to practice abroad because they have a hard time finding a job in the Netherlands after completing their study. This is according to research from De Jonge Specialist (The Young Specialist), the organization for medical specialists in training, the NOS reports.