Ministry of Defense

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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 3 '15 08:13

A Peshmerga fighter was injured in Erbil in Iraq yesterday after being accidentally shot by a Dutch soldier on a training location, the Ministry of Defense announced on its website.

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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 18 '15 14:14

ISIS launched an attack against the Kurdish army last night in northern Iraq, only 45 kilometers away from Erbil where some 100 Dutch troops are stationed. The Kurds were able to repel the attack, thus keeping the Dutch troops safe, AD reports.

Feb 16 '15 09:55

Representatives of more than 40 European countries will meet at a conference to discuss UN Peacekeeping missions today and tomorrow. This is at the invitation of Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs.

Feb 11 '15 11:07

According to Marc de Natris, head of the association of naval officers KVMO, the Dutch army is not ready for a situation of war. A structural shortage of personnel and equipment has resulted in many parts not being deployable.

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Feb 10 '15 11:51

VVD Parliamentarian Klaas Dijkhoff denounced the phantom images raised by opponents that large scale data trawls will soon be conducted in the Netherlands, just like the NSA does in the United states, NU. reports. "The fear exists and people like to call up that feeling, but there is not country in the world where information is dealt with more carefully." he said.

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Feb 3 '15 11:53

Toxic chromium paint was released during maintenance on an Apache helicopter in Mali. Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert of Defense notified the Chamber that the carcinogenic paint pigments were released during the sanding of the rotor blades.

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Jan 21 '15 07:49

Dutch troops have fired on Tuareg rebels from the air in northern Mali. The airstrike was in response to rebels firing on peacekeepers with heavy weapons, the UN mission in Mali said in an official statement. The Dutch Ministry of Defense confirmed that two Apache helicopters were used.

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Jan 2 '15 14:35

Crew members of the submarine Zeeleeuw was exposed to carcinogenic asbestos for years. This reported Brandpunt Reporter today based on their won research. The television program cites internal documents of Defense.

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Dec 25 '14 09:07

The Ministry of Defense will help pay the cost of service dogs for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Dec 19 '14 11:40

About 1,250 (former) employees of defense have reported at a special reporting point for people who worked with the carcinogenic chromium paint. More than 350 of them have medical problems ranging from fatigue and high blood pressure to various forms of cancer.

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Dec 15 '14 09:38

The Ministry of Defense will give more clarity regarding its plans with the JSF fighter aircraft that the government is considering to purchase this week. But it is already clear that the Netherlands will not be able to perform many external security missions with the 37 fighter jets in the coming years.

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Nov 26 '14 10:31

The three Dutch soldiers who were recalled from Afghanistan on suspicion of "a possible offense" by Defense last August, are guilty of "embezzlement in association". This was confirmed by the Public Prosecutor in Arnhem.

Nov 21 '14 21:49

The Minister of Finance, Jeroen Dijsselbloem (PvdA), revealed today during his address to the Senate that the investigation into the disappearance of MH17, conducted by JIT (Joined Investigation Team), has cost the government a total of thirty six million Euros to date.

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Nov 12 '14 10:51

Some of the former employees of Defense who worked with the carcinogenic chromium paint CARC will receive financial compensatio

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Nov 4 '14 09:57

According to the ChristenUnie, the families of soldiers on mission must get more support. Soldiers must also not be deployed for longer than three months. This an help guarantee a better family life for them.

Oct 31 '14 09:56

More than 20 native Dutch men have tried to join the fight against terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria in recent months. They approached the Federation Kurds in the Netherlands (Fedkom) to make contact with military leaders.

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Oct 31 '14 07:51

On Thursday the Ministry of Defense released over 500 documents relating to the issues surrounding chrome paint.

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Oct 24 '14 07:46

The Ministry of Defense announced a social media alarm after several Dutch soldiers were threatened on LinkedIn and Facebook.

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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.

Oct 15 '14 13:09

Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert and State Secretary Teeven (Security) do not think it is necessary for a separate asylum system for interpreters who have done work for Defense.

Oct 15 '14 11:32

On Tuesday, October 14th, the police raided 20 addresses in Gelderland. This was done in connection with an investigation into money laundering. 275 police officers took part in the raids. Thus far four people have been arrested.

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Oct 14 '14 16:12

A list in the possession of the National Security Center (NCSC) shows that 1.3 million email addresses that end in .nl were among the 1.2 billion log in details that were hacked this past summer. Email addresses of the Ministry of Defense also appear on the list.

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