minister of Internal Affairs

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Jul 11 '14 11:43

The municipal council of Rotterdam has granted mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb the possibility to run for re-election on nomination from the confidential committee.

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Feb 11 '14 09:43

Today is a crucial day for Ronald Plasterk (PvdA, Internal Affairs). He has to explain himself in the House of Parliament for the collection of 1.8 million telephone details by Dutch information services.

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Oct 31 '13 01:01

Minister of Internal Affairs, Ronald Plasterk, says that the NSA has admitted to intercept millions of calls in Europe. This has been written in a letter which the NSA sent to several allies, like the Netherlands. 

Plasterk who was a guest in Nieuwsuur on Wednesday, said that the calls were checked on meta data. These are things like who calls who? The number of 1.8 million of intercepted calls in the Netherlands is not just a story.

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Sep 6 '13 02:34

The Minister of Internal Affairs, Plasterk, needs to come up with a solution soon for people who refuse to supply a fingerprint for a passport or ID, states the National Ombudsman Alex Brenninkmeijer in a letter to Plasterk.

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Jun 24 '13 04:15

Minister Ronald Plasterk of Interior Affairs has on Sunday responded laconically to the threat, of Abvakabo chairman Corrie van Brenk, that the social agreement will be off the table if the Cabinet cuts 6 billion euro in 2014. "Well, the unions mark their position. That's just part of the game,” he said in the TV program WNL on Sunday.

In March, the government closed the social agreement with employers and employees. An austerity package of 4.3 billion was then put in the refrigerator. The hope was that the economy would attract and that the cuts would not be necessary.

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Jun 6 '13 13:00

40 Percent of the civil servants working for the national government, provinces, municipalities and water authorities has encountered the last year violence or aggression during their job. This announced Minister Plasterk (Internal Affairs) today to the House.

For civil servants who deal directly with people, the percentage goes up to 50%. Aldermen and mayors also get their portion of violence and aggression with resp. 50% and 60%. The most unfortunate are people who work for the police (73%) and court bailiffs (92%).

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May 22 '13 08:50

Minister Ronald Plasterk of Internal Affairs says that if the attempts to form super provinces will fail, provincial governments and the big cities will have a huge fight within the coming thirty years. 

“Big cities become not only bigger but also more powerful. Therefore the provincial governments must be reinforced. It has to be avoided that big cities like Amsterdam and Almere are the decision makers in their province,” Plasterk warned the House during a debate on Tuesday.

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