Rotterdam's approach to high impact crimes, crimes that have a major impact on their victims' lives, is proving to be effective. Both the number these crimes, such as robberies and burglaries, and the number of repeat offenses showed a significant decrease in 2014.
The Amsterdam campaign warning against a dealers selling white heroin as cocaine will be terminated in the next week, the city announced in a press release. The matrix signs in the city will be turned off, posters will be removed and no more flyers will be distributed.
The Public Prosecutor suspects two more VVD officials of corruption, NRC reports. These officials are Piet Ploeg, former alderman in Stichtse Vecht, and Rob Bats, former mayor of Haren. They are suspected of trying to influence the appointment of mayor in the Stichtse Vecht in favor of Bats.
Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb visits Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Bangkok, Thailand from March 8th to the 13th. Aboutaleb is scheduled to share advice on floods and climate handling in Ho Chi Minh City, speak about crisis management in Bangkok while visiting the port authorities of both, the city of Rotterdam revealed in a press release.
Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb says he has more authority to make bold statements compelling extremist Muslims to get out of the country than do his European colleagues. The Moroccan-born Dutch Mayor said this in an interview with CNN, after speaking in Washington, D.C., about the role of local governments in battling radicalization and extremism.
Groningen Mayor Peter den Oudsten wants a parliamentary inquiry to find out what decisions had been made for his province.
Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb again repeated his call for religious extremists in the Netherlands to "fuck off," while speaking at a service in a mosque. The mayor visited the Essalam Mosque Saturday night and made his remarks in front of 250 people gathered there.
Civic leaders in the Netherlands met in Amsterdam Sunday to commemorate the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps. An estimated 1.1 million people died at the site in Poland, ground which the Red Army took control of on January 27, 1945.
The Central Jewish Board (CJO) is asking synagogue congregations to start a letter-writing campaign to convince the Mayors of their cities to add more security around Jewish sites in the Netherlands. The letter is a response to the attack in Paris and the raid in Verviers, reports NRC. Both France and Belgium have deployed the army to guard the Jewish institutions.
Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb appeared on television programme Nieuwsuur Wednesday night, and lashed out at Muslims living in this society despite their hatred of it. “It is incomprehensible that you can turn against freedom,” he said. “But if you do not like freedom, in Heaven’s name pack your bag and leave.”
The faction leader of the VVD in Maastricht is saddened by Onno Hoes's departure, but he understands the decision. In the NOS Radio 1 Journaal, Michel Severijns said that Hoes made the decision to leave himself. "He was not put under pressure by the municipality"
Onno Hoes announced his resignation as Mayor of Maastricht Wednesday night. A highly controversial report by broadcaster Powned into the Mayor's love life, which includes a string of men in their twenties, presumably lead Hoes to his decision. He has stated that he believes his resignation to be in the best interest of the city.
Acting Mayor Midden-Drenthe Ton Baas (VVD) has said no to 1,400 asylum seekers getting shelter in the Drenthe village of Oranje.
According to Mayor Onno Hoes, the problems with drug crime in Maastricht are so substantial, that other affairs suffer.
Police have arrested three youths from Pijnacker-Nootdorp in an effort to stop a series of fires being started in the area.
Politicos in Eindhoven are going to form a think-tank that will discuss incidents in the city that seem to point to an increasing intolerance.
The municipality address is being threatened by a man who has been in conflict with the municipality Reusel-de Mierden for years, the Eindhovens Dagblad reports.
The wife of the jewelry store owner who was burgled in Deurne on Friday evening did not have a weapons license according to head officer of justice Bart Niewenhuizen in an announcement on Monday. It is also still unclear if it was her who shot the gun.
The frontrunner for a local party in Dongen, Brabant, has possibly encouraged his party members to recruit voters. The municipality announced on their website that the mayor has filed a report on Tuesday.
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.
The mayor of Leiden, Henri Lenferink, is fully aware that he rode solo on the decision to house convicted pedophile Benno L., in Leiden.
Leiden mayor Henri Lenferink has so much faith in Benno L.'s reintroduction into society that he's staking his mayorship on it.
The Utrecht city council has nominated Jan van Zanen (VVD) as the new mayor of Utrecht, NRC.nl reports Tuesday.