Parliament chose not to observe two minutes of silence to commemorate Ariël Sharon Tuesday, as Geert Wilders requested. Chairman Anouchka van Miltenburg decided against it, after consultation with the different fractions.
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features the selection of two Dutch for Mars travel, One.com won’t follow Gmail on Wilders Anti-Islam Stickers, the Dutch economy falling sharply on global ranking, the bankruptcy of Aldel, a wrap up of New Year's damages, a giant yellow duck of Dutch make that bursts in Taiwan, and YouTube, Spotify blocked in trains.
The round-up of some of this year’s most noteworthy events and news stories.
After Google cut-off a Gmail account created by PVV leader Geert Wilders for his Anti-Islam bumper sticker project, the politician registered a domain with Danish webhost One.com and used it to create a new email address for distributing the stickers. The hosting company says they do not have plans to follow Google's lead and shut down the account for offensive content, a company executive said.
Google has deactivated the islamsticker@gmail Gmail account politician Geert Wilders was using to spread his anti-Islam stickers.
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features an Anti-Islam sticker by PVV leader Geert Wilders draws anger on the social network, Wilders wants to bring down the European Union, Irish airline Ryanair plans to cancel its permanent presence at the Maastricht-Aachen Airport, Delft University of Technology unveils a new a small flying robot, Guyana taking action after dead caimans found at the Schiphol airport, Chinese restaurants across the Netherlands offering their menu’s number 39 for 39% off and a 13-year-old girl arrested at Amsterdam’s Schiphol air
A tweet from PVV leader Geert Wilders featuring an Anti-Islam slogan written in Arabic has drawn the ire of many on the social network. Wilders, who last week told the BBC, ”A responsible politician I believe never stirs up any problems in any society,” was showing off a bumper sticker affixed to his office door.
PVV leader Geert Wilders wants to bring down the European Union, has dubbed Islam an "inferior culture" and said that future Eastern European migrants should stay home.
In spite of internal arguments in the past years, the PVV is almost the largest party in the City of The Hague.
As President of Suriname, Desi Bouterse has immunity and therefore the Netherlands cannot request South Africa to arrest and extradite him when he attends the memorial service for Nelson Mandela. This was Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans’ response today to questions by PVV Second Chamber members Geert Wilders and Raymond van Roon.
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features the storm on 'pakjesavond', an "innocent" kiss that put Onno Hoes in the spotlight, KLM's ongoing fight to reach an agreement with its union, and new threats against "pig" Wilders.
Researchers from the Israeli/American Security and Intelligence Company (ITRR) intercepted a new threat on an internet forum for Jihadists, directed toward PVV-leader Geert Wilders. The message is a call to murder Wilders in an attack with explosives.
An MP for anti-immigration party PVV has revived a plan to deport people from the Antilles and Aruba for criminal acts. The plan from MP Sietse Fritsma is virtually identical to the one proposed by former VVD integration minister Rita Verdonk in 2007.
The independent human rights experts who looked into Zwarte Piet on Tuesday called on the Dutch Government to take the lead in the ongoing debate about whether it’s time the tradition undergo a change.
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features: €400,000 euro found inside women smugglers, a nude parade through downtown Amsterdam for World Diabetes Day, Photo Show Human Side of Breast Cancer, Joran van der Sloot wants new trial, and Amsterdam coin minter busted
The PVV and the French Front National are going to work together in Europe. At a press conference in The Hague the leaders of both parties called it a historic collaboration
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features: the violent autumn storm that passed over The Netherlands, two dead by fire in wind turbine, top Dutch baseball players, violence against gay people in Vondelpark, and the death of Bonfire.
Bontes told the Volkskrant that he has not been voted out of the PVV group in the house anonymously. One of the PVV MPs abstained from voting.
Geert Wilders told the press on Tuesday morning, right after the voting, that the decision was an anonymous decision. Bontes describes the situation: “After Wilders had spoken, all MPs were given some time to speak. Then the voting took place, although one of the MPs asked for a written voting. That person abstained from the oral voting. However, the 13 voters against me were for me enough proof that I was no longer welcome.”
Geert Wilders announced Tuesday morning that Louis Bontes has been kicked out of the group of PVV in the House. Earlier on Tuesday told the press that he hoped that he could stay as a member of the PVV group.
The PVV leader said that he thinks that the decision to kick Bontes out of the PVV group is a ‘sad moment’. “It is OK to criticize and people within PVV can do that every day. Using the press to blow things up and do some back stabbing, we can’t appreciate.”
PVV MP Louis Bontes wants more democracy within the PVV. He wants to stay a member of the PVV and PVV MP and doesn’t think about leaving the party.
Last week Bontes hit the news by stopping as a board member of the group of PVV in the House. Besides Bontes, Fleur Agema, Martin Bosma and PVV leader Geert Wilders formed the board. Bontes stepped away from the board because he didn’t want to be responsible, as treasurer, for the expenses. Money which the group in the House receives for their work and which is meant for making their work possible, is used for other party activities.
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features: the ongoing effort of Greenpeace to get their crew released, the developments around Oad, and NS still trying to best the Fyra nightmare
PvdA leader Diederik Samsom was quick with a response on a tweet of PVV leader Wilders.
On Tuesday afternoon, Wilders tweeted: ‘I will never get used to it. A Moroccan (Arib), this afternoon as House chairman with in front of her the Koran in the Dutch House.”
Samsom immediately responded: ‘Arib as chairman proves that the hatred of PVV will never overcome the power of this beautiful country, in which origin is irrelevant.’
Wednesday was the first of two days Budget Discussion in the House.
CDA leader Sybrand Buma has presented an alternative budget. The CDA thinks to recover the economy and employment by reducing the costs for employers and employees with 2.9 billion euro.
This week the House will discuss the Dutch national Budget which was presented by the government on Prinsjesdag.