Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert

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Jun 26 '15 09:41

The Netherlands has reached an agreement on compensation with relatives in two Srebrenica cases. According to NOS, the compensation amounts to tens of thousands of euros.

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Jun 24 '15 09:57

More and more people who participated in military missions abroad register for welfare benefits due to all sorts of complaints.

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May 27 '15 09:54

There is no evidence that Germany spied on the Netherlands at the request of the American secret Service NSA.

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May 22 '15 09:07

The Netherlands wants to join forces with Belgium in the fight against terrorist organization Islamic State in a plan in which the countries will take turns with bombing raids over Iraq, Dutch newspaper AD reports.

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May 11 '15 09:00

The submarine service - one of the last male only services in the Dutch military - will soon also be opened to women.

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May 6 '15 10:51

It is too dangerous to continue working with chromium paint in the outdated spray booth at the Leeuwarden airbase. The carcinogenic substance is not sufficiently disposed of in the Leeuwarden spray booth and that the concentration in the air is sometimes 27 times higher than allowed.

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Apr 24 '15 14:35

The defense and international security budget should be structurally increased by 1.5 billion euros in the next few years, according to a manifesto by a group of 38 former ministers and other former politicians and managers.

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Apr 22 '15 11:51

The government will very likely stick to its earlier decision not to send ministers to the commemoration of the Armenian genocide on Friday.

Apr 9 '15 13:53

King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and Prime Minister Mark Rutte will attend the National Remembrance in Amsterdam on Monday, May 4th. Prime Minister Rutte will also be present at the Liberation Day festival in Vlissingen on Tuesday, May 5th. There he will light the liberation fire as the start of the National Celebration of Liberation, which happens once every 5 years.

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Apr 6 '15 13:53

Dutchman Sjaak Rijke, who has been a captive of terrorist group Al-Qaida since November 2011, has been freed by commandos and other special forces of the French army in Mali this morning, the French Ministry of Defense announced this morning.

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Mar 26 '15 10:53

The Netherlands has confirmed its decision to purchase eight F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters that will arrive in the country in 2019, the Ministry of Defense announced today. The deal was signed in Washington DC last night.

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Mar 25 '15 17:01

NATO may not provide enough deterrence to prevent war in Europe, Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert said Wednesday, de Telegraaf reports.

Mar 18 '15 08:58

Two Dutch soldiers were killed in a crash with a Dutch Apache helicopter in Mali, Chief of Defense Tom Middendorp announced at a press conference in The Hague.

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Mar 12 '15 08:10

DEFENSE MIN. GIVES ADVANCE TO CHROMIUM PAINT VICTIMS

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Mar 10 '15 17:56

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders, and the head of the Defence Ministry Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert are visiting Dutch troops stationed in Mazar-e-Sharif in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, according to the cabinet.

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Mar 6 '15 13:44

The Ministry of Defense is currently considering purchasing a new type of drone - the American MQ-9 Reaper. This type of drone has the ability to carry arms, AD reports.

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Mar 4 '15 12:53

Defense wants a billion euros added to their budget. That is the core of the wish list that the Ministry handed to Minister Jeroen Dijsselbleom (Finance), De Telegraaf reports.

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Mar 2 '15 13:14

Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert (Defense) has made an agreement with the military unions that (former) employees who think that their illness was caused by working with carcinogenic chromium 6 paint, can soon get a compensation of up to 15 thousand euros, NOS reports.

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Feb 5 '15 17:54

A Dutch military transport aircraft will arrive on Saturday at the Eindhoven Airbase with the victim remains and wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster. The plane is scheduled to land at 4 p.m., the government stated on Thursday.

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Jan 23 '15 16:47

The threat level around the United Nations base in Gao, Mali has increased and the threat is "significant," according to the Minister of Defence, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert. Many Dutch troops are stationed in the area supporting the multinational mission, Minusma, to restore security and stability in Mali.

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Jan 9 '15 13:37

The Ukrainian government did inform the Dutch government about the dangerous situation in the country's airspace before the shooting down of the flight MH17. The Dutch government however did not pass the information forward to the airlines, according to the government's response to parliamentary questions. MPs have asked for clarification on the issue.

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Jan 6 '15 22:34

A Dutch committee will investigate the performance of the Netherlands intelligence offices prior to the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. The Commission of Oversight for the Intelligence and Security Services announced their intention to evaluate both the AIVD and MIVD on Tuesday.

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Dec 11 '14 22:16

The National Military Museum, designed by Rem Koolhaas, was opened by King William-Alexander on Thursday. The museum was erected in Soesterberg, Utrecht where the former Royal Netherlands Airbase stood since 1913. The museum unifies the collections of the Army Museum in Delft, which closed its doors for the last time two years ago, and the Military Aviation Museum.

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Oct 21 '14 13:42

Eindhoven Airport is expanding step by step so that the airport will have 25 thousand extra flights by the year 2020.

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