Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice faced a fierce debate in parliament on Tuesday on the Brussels bombings, especially from the opposition side. To the irritation of the opposition Van der Steur could not clarify what went wrong with the exchange of information regarding the Brussels bombers, the El Bakraoui brothers. The debate was cut short and will be taken up again next week, when the Justice Minister has more answers.
Amsterdam public transporter GVB decided to allow the Jonge Socialisten's pro-Ukraine referendum poster of PVV leader Geert Wilders kissing Russian president Vladimir Putin. The poster can be seen on various GVB stations and stops.
Seventy percent of Dutch voters think that terrorism is unavoidable in Europe. They feel attacks can not be prevented, no matter what is done, according to the latest poll by Maurice de Hond. Following the suicide bombings in Brussels last week, anti-Islam party PVV is up 2 parliamentary seats in the polls.
Michael Heemels, former leader for the Limburg faction of the PVV and spokesperson for Geert Wilders, stole a total of 175 thousand euros from the PVV Limburg, Limburg media reports based on an investigation commissioned by the PVV.
The opposition parties in parliament are not happy with Minister Ard van der Steur's explanation that Turkey did not follow the right procedures in informing the Netherlands that Brussels bomber Ibrahim el Bakraoui was being deported to the country. According to the opposition, the Minister is only trying to keep his side clean.
Education Minister Jet Bussemaker is not going to reprimand Tilburg professor Paul Frissen for comparing PVV leader Geert Wilders to fascism. According to her, the statements fall under freedom of speech and academic freedom.
Turkish authorities caught a man suspected of carrying out the Brussels attacks last June, and expelled him from the country, President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday. The alleged attacker, Ibrahim el-Bakraoui, was caught in Gaziantep at the Syrian border and then sent to the Netherlands, an Erdogan representative later told media outlets.
NS decided to ban a poster showing PVV leader Geert Wilders kissing Russian president Vladimir Putin from its stations. The poster was made by the PvdA's youth division, the Jonge Socialisten, to encourage people to vote for the association agreement with the Ukraine in the referendum on April 6th.
Geert Wilders' lawyer Geert-Jan Knoops called the leak of a legal brief outlining his defense plans "an attack on the process and on Wilders' freedom", during a pre-trial hearing in the hate speech trial against the PVV leader on Friday. Knoops demanded that the trial be called off until the leak was thoroughly investigated
PVV leader Geert Wilders statements calling for "fewer Moroccans" in The Hague during an election campaign in 2014, made his party less effective in the Tweede Kamer. Since the statements, fewer PVV motions get a majority vote
Six people were arrested on their way to the high security court in Amsterdam, where a pre-trial hearing in the hate speech trial against PVV leader Geert Wilders is underway. Knives and pepper spray were found in their possession
Geert Wilders' lawyer Geert-Jan Knoops vehemently denies that he or the PVV leader was responsible for leaking a legal brief detailing their defense strategy in the hate speech trial against Wilders.
Geert Wilders wanted to question a number of top politicians in the hate speech trial against him. Among them are Prime Minster Mark Rutte and Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher, according to a legal brief Dutch newspaper AD manged to get its hands on.
New indications point to terrorist organization Islamic State planning more attacks in Europe, according to National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security Dick Schoof. But there are currently no concrete indications of an attack being planned in the Netherlands and the threat level therefore remains unchanged at "substantial", he writes in the Terrorist Threat Assessment Netherlands, which was sent to Parliament on Wednesday.
After much grumbling and arguing, the Tweede Kamer - the lower house of Dutch parliament - agreed to let Prime Minister Mark Rutte go to a summit in Brussels to negotiate a deal with the Turks on a joint approach to the refugee crisis
The court in Amsterdam acquitted a PVV supporter of hate speech on appeal on Wednesday. The man called Muslims "raging ass slammers" in the 2010 film Wilders the movie
The Public Prosecutor released the indictment in the hate speech trial against PVV leader Geert Wilders on Tuesday. The PVV leader is officially charged with four "variants" of two hate speech offenses
Dozens of people filed claims for compensation against PVV leader Geert Wilders over statements he made about "fewer Moroccans" in The Hague in 2014, the Public Prosecutor announced on Thursday
Austria expects to soon make a decision on whether or not PVV leader Geert Wilders will be prosecuted for hate speech because of statements he made in a speech in Hofburg on March 27th last year
The hate speech trial against PVV leader Geert Wilders will only start on October 31st, the court in The Hague confirmed
The anti-Islam party PVV is furious about statements a Tilburg professor made about their leader Geert Wilders. Among other things, the professor called Wilders a fascist and said that all political parties should fight him.
A member of the Friesland branch of D66 youth movement Jonge Democraten, threatened PVV leader Geert Wilders with death on Twitter. "Geert Wilders come to Drachten once. I'll put a bullet through your cunt head", Mohamed Mahir, former treasurer of the youth movement, tweeted.
Anti-Islam party PVV celebrates its 10th anniversary on Monday. And for the next 10 years leader Geert Wilders plans to fight for restoring the Netherlands as "free country" and reducing Islam in daily life, he said in an interview with broadcaster NOS.
Michael Heemels suddenly resigned as spokesman for PVV leader Geert Wilders on Thursday. His resignation is because of "financial missteps" caused by "problematic drug and alcohol use", according tot he press statement he released via his lawyer