GroenLinks will focus on an ambitious climate policy, stopping tax evasion by large multinationals and getting rid of the existing inequality in the Netherlands, party leader Jesse Klaver promised in his party's election campaign presented in a packed Melkweg in Amsterdam on Tuesday night, NRC reports.
GroenLinks wants to get rid of healthcare deductibles, according to the party's election campaign. "Being sick is not deductible", the campaign, which will be fully revealed on Tuesday, reads according to RTL Nieuws.
GroenLinks city councilor in Gorinchem Ilhan Tekir was put out of the faction for expressing support for the AK Party and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the media. "Support for the AK Party is diametrically opposed to the views of GroenLinks", national party chairman Marjolein Meijer said in a statement on Thursday
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
A massive 60 percent of Dutch voters think it is time for a new Prime Minister, according to the weekly poll by Maurice de Hond. Only 31 percent think Mark Rutte should be Prime Minister again following the elections in March next year.
Former GroenLinks chairman Femke Halsema pulled the plug on her Twitter account. With her last tweet on Wednesday, she informed her over 318 thousand followers that she will no longer be tweeting. "I check it too often, it sucks and takes more energy than it gives: dismal and often downright evil."
Dutch parliamentarians reacted shocked and horrified to the attack in Nice, France on Thursday that left at least 84 people dead and hundreds injured. The first of the victims have been identified. So far none of the victims are Dutch and no Dutch have been reported missing
326 protesting Feyenoord fans suffered an "unlawful infringement on their fundamental rights" when they were arrested on February 21st, National Ombudsman Reinier van Zutphen and Rotterdam Ombudsman Anne Mieke Zwaneveld conclude in their report on the mass arrests titled No Winners
The opening of a Weapon Sales Fair in the Rai in Amsterdam on Wednesday will be met by protests from action group Stop Wapenhandel (Stop Arms Trade in English). The fair runs from June 21st to 23rd
Mark Meijer, CDA councilor in Kerkrade, spent a night in jail this weekend because he stole some alcohol and pillows during the Pinkpop festival in Landgraaf over this weekend, the Telegraaf reports based on information from those involved.
With the support of ruling party PvdA, a parliamentary majority is now against test drilling for gas on the Wadden Island of Schiermonnikoog
A massive 64 percent of Dutch voters think that ethnic profiling by the police is acceptable if it is done to fight crime, according to the latest poll by Maurice de Hond
A majority in Dutch parliament wants more money to be made available to give asylum children language lessons for two years, instead of the current one year
Anti-Islam party PVV is losing popularity in the latest poll on Peilingwijzer. While Geert Wilders' party is still the largest party with between 29 and 33 virtual parliamentary seats, the party is now five seats lower than at its peak in January
GroenLinks parliamentarian Naima Azough was appointed the Netherlands' new special rapporteur on religious extremism. Up until the end of the year, her job will be to identify what works and what doesn't in the fight against radicalization and extremism in the Netherlands
While the docking of the world's largest cruise ship Harmony of the Seas in Rotterdam on Tuesday led to much excitement among boat lovers, the ship's two giant diesel engines are raising some environmental concern. The massive cruise ship is equipped with two engines that are four stories high and burn a total of 250 thousand liters of diesel a day
Air quality in Utrecht improved more than air quality in Amsterdam and Rotterdam over the past year, according to a study done by research institute TNO. This can likely be attributed to Utrecht's implementation of an environmental zone banning old cars, but other factors may also be involved, the research institute concluded
GroenLinks wants to ban Amsterdam residents renting their homes to tourists through sites like Airbnb if it turns out that this increases housing prices in the city
Political parties will be stricter in screening potential parliamentarians for the upcoming elections, numerous parties told newspaper AD. They hope to avoid the numerous split offs and scandals that occurred in the current parliament.
A majority of Dutch voters want anti-Islam party PVV to form part of the cabinet should the party become the biggest faction in the next election. Though most do not want Geert Wilders to get the Prime Minister seat, according to Maurice de Hond's weekly poll.
GroenLinks and the PvdA want more attention paid to the interest of child asylum seekers in the asylum process. They believe that the interest of a child should outweigh the Netherlands' stance on the asylum process and plan to submit a legislative proposal to ensure this by the summer
Support is streaming in for samba band Samba Sabor after enforcement officers nipped their performance in the bud in Utrecht on King's Night.
Utrecht is the first city in the Netherlands to start integrating asylum seekers into society from their first day in the city. The city wants to put an end to the current practice of asylum applicants being moved about and integration starting late. "When you arrive in Utrecht, you stay in Utrecht", GroenLinks alderman Kees Diepeveen said to the Volkskrant. "This creates peace. For school-age children, being dragged around is very dramatic."
A majority of the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, wants to make it illegal to have sex with prostitutes that were forced into the profession. Though the parties are still quibbling on how exactly to word such a legislative proposal