Minister Ivo Opstelten

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Feb 11 '15 13:32

Various services, including the Public Prosecutor, knew that Omar H., the jihadist who escaped from the Netherlands, wanted to leave the country. Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice wrote that to the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament) today.

Feb 11 '15 09:12

Minister Ivo Opstelten (Security and Justice) has no objection to the municipality of Amsterdam's plan to set up a prostitution business where approximately 50 women can work without a pimp. He said this in response to questions from the SGP in the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament), NOS reports.

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Feb 10 '15 10:54

The specialists at the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) fears that crime scene investigation and the solving of complex crimes will be compromised because of budget cuts by Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice.

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Feb 3 '15 13:03

According to a majority in the Second Chambers, poor performing judges should be handled more severely. If they do not preform, they must be transferred or demoted.

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Feb 2 '15 09:57

Dutch security and justice minister Ivo Opstelten and state secretary Fred Teeven no longer need to make any more budget cuts for security, despite the holes in their budget. Cabinet partners the VVD and the PvdA accept that the justice ministry now spends more money than budgeted.

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Jan 30 '15 09:06

For the first time in history the 20:00 news was not broadcast last night due to a man forcing himself into the NOS studios demanding airtime. The man, who was carrying a (later identified as) fake pistol, entered the building shortly before 20:00. The police arrested him in a recording studio at about 20:10.

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Jan 29 '15 10:44

The PvdA and SGP want to know exactly how many people are walking around freely after being convicted and require psychiatric treatment. This could happen, for example, if a person appealed against a ruling.

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Jan 28 '15 13:11

Will Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice be stepping down after the Council elections on March 18th? That question has been buzzing around the Binnenhof.

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Dec 12 '14 14:47

Whistle blower Edward Snowden is set to give a speech via video link at the Big Brother Awards in Amsterdam on Tuesday. He will also answer public questions.

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Nov 7 '14 13:31

Prisoners will have to help pay the costs incurred by the government for their investigation and prosecution. They will also have to pay a contribution for their accommodation in prison.

Sep 23 '14 08:59

A new bill of law from Minister for Security and Justice would give journalists and other publicists the right to protect their sources in a court case, the NOS reports.

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Sep 1 '14 11:07

Two families with children living in the Gooise Huizen have been prevented by police and the Department of Justice form linking themselves up with terrorist organization IS in Syria. Neighbors of the family were shocked to hear that Mourad M. had jihadist intentions. His boss is equally gobsmacked, and tells the Algemeen Dagblad that he never would have guessed a radical streak in the man.

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Aug 28 '14 10:20

According to an analysis into the Dutch police force, it seems that hundreds of police officers are in debt. In answer to Parliament questions from the SP, Minister Ivo Opstelten (Security and Justice) said that around 600 officers' salaries have been seized, De Volkskrant reports.

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Aug 25 '14 08:13

Key figures in Dutch muslim communities will be encouraged by the Cabinet to do more to prevent radicalization among youths. In a renewed effort by the Cabinet to tackle extremism, Imams breeding hate will also be reprimanded more harshly.

Aug 22 '14 08:54

Police in The Hague are launching a special team to focus solely on jihadists. In this way, Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice hopes to put a stop to Dutch sympathizers of IS and other radical groups, De Telegraaf reports.

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Aug 21 '14 09:36

The glorification of violence on social media is something that worries the Public Prosecution Authority (OM) in The Netherlands. The OM is monitoring the internet for signs of this, as well as calls to open violence, but cannot yet take action against this, as there is no law to allow this, De Telegraaf reports.

Aug 20 '14 09:25

The rent for the two strips of land around the Greek vacation home of King Willem-Alexander and his family has already cost the Dutch state €461,000. This land was used for a security fence, and the money was paid to a neighbor, according to RTL Nieuws.

Aug 15 '14 14:56

The Dutch official, Yasmina Haifi, who was suspended this week due to a controversial tweet about IS being a Zionist plot will definitely not get her job back. Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice announces today that other measures are being looked at, and that dismissing Haifi is not off the cards, De Volkskrant reports.

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Aug 12 '14 09:21

The Hague has come under criticism from Minister Ivo Opstelten (Security and Justice, VVD). Specifically, the manner in which certain events in the city have been allowed to get out of hand are leaving the city's leaders in a state of chaos.

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Aug 5 '14 08:46

The government is taking steps to tackle the growing incidents of discrimination in The Netherlands. In response to the number of anti-Semitic events that have occurred in the country recently, Prime Minister Mark Rutte, and Ministers Lodewijk Asscher and Ivo Opstelen spoke with representatives of various Jewish organizations in the Catshuis, the NOS reports.

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Jul 30 '14 11:51

Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice wants a national monument to remember the victims of the tragic MH17 plane crash. Of the 298 victims of that disaster, 193 were Dutch.

Jul 22 '14 13:27

The recent MH17 flight crash is being used in an online scamming scheme, mainly through facebook. Online security experts warn that these ads spread objectionable links. Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice is calling the digital scheme shocking.

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Jun 27 '14 10:52

The PvdA in the Senate does not agree with Minister Ivo Opstelten's strict soft drugs policy, and will not cooperate on it. Senator Ter Horst wants the Minister to choose one region to test his idea of regulating and certifying marijuana cultivation for coffeeshops, an idea that the Minister has been against in favor of tackling criminality and nuisance instead.

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Jun 26 '14 08:16

Returned fighters in the ongoing Syrian crisis have become the focus of a criminal investigation by the Public Prosecution Authority (OM). "Several dozen" Jihadis, recruiters and others are being investigated, according to Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice.

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