House of Parliament

Apr 15 '14 10:30

The cabinet, the coalition and the three opposition fractions agreed Monday on "the contours" of an extra contribution for care.

Apr 14 '14 08:15

A poll from Maurice de Hond shows that the D66 would be the biggest party if the Parliamentary elections were held now. The party now effectively has 12 seats in Parliament.

Apr 4 '14 09:42

Minister of Justice, Ivo Opstelten, has been criticized for not informing Parliament about the whitewashing scandal involving Fred Teeven closing a deal in 2000 with drugs baron Cees H.

King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima
Apr 4 '14 07:43

According to MP for PvdA, Jan Vos, King Willem-Alexander is earning too much money, and must hand in a significant portion of his salary.

Mar 27 '14 08:12

Geert Wilders, leader of the PVV, is going to file a report against a film that appeared on the internet on Wednesday, which depicts a bloody fight between Wilders and Pim Fortuyn's murderer, Volkert van der G.

Mar 26 '14 13:43

A considerable majority of Parliament accepts the plan to release Volkert van der Graaf on parole on the 2nd of May this year. Van der Graaf, an environmental activist, murdered politician Pim Fortuyn on the 6th of May in 2002.

Mar 26 '14 07:43

Supermarket chains have been forced to take measures after a broadcast from TROS Radar revealed the desperate situation in slaughterhouses for horses in North- and South America. The programme showed images of horses suffering before they are slaughtered.

Roland van Vliet
Mar 21 '14 07:53

Member of Parliament for the PVV, Roland van Vliet, is planning on removing himself from the PVV-fraction in the House of Parliament, RTL Nieuws reports.

Mar 19 '14 08:19

The increase of the excises on diesel and lpg (liquefied petroleum gas) seems to be filling the treasury for the time being. The surprising outcome comes from a letter by Eric Wiebes, state secretary of Finance.

Fred Teeven
Mar 14 '14 09:40

State secretary for Justice, Fred Teeven (VVD) has gotten away with the deal he made in his earlier function as public prosecutor with drug baron Cees H.

Mar 13 '14 06:56

The House of Parliament has known about Teeven's deal in 2000 with drugs baron Cees H. for more than ten years. The then-minister of Justice Benk Korthals was informed at length about the accord by the president of the college of general prosecutors, J. de Wijkerslooth.

Fred Teeven
Mar 12 '14 13:37

State secretary for Justice, Fred Teeven, closed a deal in 2000 in which more than five million guilders (almost €2.3 million) of drug baron Cees H. was whitewashed. Now, MPs are demanding the matter be clarified.

Ambtsketting
Mar 11 '14 10:59

One quarter of all council members is in favor of electing mayors. CDA members are the only ones who remain unconvinced by the stance of their party.

Mar 7 '14 09:03

Election time means tensions can run high, as political parties compete to best each other on the campaign trail.

Mar 6 '14 13:47

more than 100 party front-runners of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) have spoken out against the marijuana regulation.

Mar 6 '14 06:41

The Netherlands is investigating if there are Ukrainian assets held in the Netherlands which were made via corruption or illegal businesses.

Mar 5 '14 13:24

Health care in 2015 will be limited to €20 on a yearly basis. Temporary government contributions subdue the premium rise for citizens and employers.

Dutch Passport
Mar 5 '14 09:19

The PVV wants "jihad brides" from Gouda to lose their passports, and that they be apprehended and questioned upon their return from Syria.

Mar 4 '14 07:30

The proposed cut-back on tailored education of €21 million is no longer going through. On top of that, €29 million is going to come in to improve tailored education.

Mar 3 '14 06:28

The House of Parliament will discuss a bill on Monday that proposes a fierce lowering of yearly pension savings.

Feb 28 '14 08:18

The cabinet is sharpening the rules around the use of test animals in the Netherlands, the AD reports.

Ivo_Opstelten_2012
Feb 26 '14 07:28

Police officers are allowed to pose as minors on the internet to locate people who are looking for contact with children in order to sexually abuse them, the Telegraaf reports.

Feb 20 '14 08:12

Minister for Security and Justice, Ivo Opstelten (VVD) still has the support of a majority in parliament for his policy against the regulation of marijuana cultivation.

Joint
Feb 19 '14 09:23

The lack of control on marijauana sales means that foreigners are still able to buy weed at 85 percent of coffeeshops in the Netherlands, the NOS reports.

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