The Netherlands will coordinate the entire international search and rescue operation underway in Nepal, as the search for missing victims of the devastating earthquake continues. The decision was made at the request of the United Nations, Economics Affairs Minister Henk Kamp said in parliament today.
The Netherlands and Belgium are strengthening cooperation in the field of defense, counterterrorism, security, embassy relations and energy, the Dutch cabinet revealed in a press release Wednesday.
Public servant union NCF has claimed charges against Housing Minister Stef Blok (VVD) for misappropriation of funds. Union President Albert van der Smissen formally declared these charges to the Rotterdam police on Tuesday, claiming them to be a criminal offense.
Deputy PM Lodewijk Asscher has expressed fears that robots will increasingly be able to take over tasks historically performed by people, leading to a future rise in unemployment. Robots could replace cleaners, warehouse employees and even taxi drivers, according to Asscher.
The Dutch Minister for Housing, Stef Blok (VVD) has proposed a bill to the ministers council on Friday in which he wants there to be a temporary leasing scheme for starter families.
The national board of the Restored Reformed Church, the General Synod, denounced the statements of minister Van Andel from Montfoort. Van Andel stated it wasn't a coincidence the former minister of Health, Els Borst, lost her life in a crime, and called her an angel of death.