A total of 840 people tried to illegally cross from the Netherlands over to Britain between January and September this year, according to figures the Ministry of Security and Justice released on Tuesday. That number is already much higher than in all of 2015, when a total of around 500 stowaways were caught, ANP reports.
PVV leader Geert Wilders is demanding precise answers on exactly what happened around an attack on a prophet Mohammed cartoon competition in Garland, Texas last year. Two attackers were killed by the police shortly after the PVV leader left the anti-Islam rally, where he was a guest speaker on May 3rd last year.
Despite promising to do so, Russia still has not handed over radar images of the disaster with flight MH17, the Ministry of Security and Justice announced on Tuesday. The Russian Foreign Ministry promised the Dutch ambassador on October 3rd that the radar images will be transferred to the Joint Investigation Team
The Zaandam police arrested a total of 21 people for disturbing the curfew put in place due to turmoil in the Poelenburg neighborhood. Five of the suspects will have to appear in court. Seven were fined, ANP reports.
The detainees are suspected of, among other things, disrupting peace, breaking curfew, breaking the ban on assembly, violence, intimidation, sedition, defamation and destruction of property.
The unrest was caused by a group of young people that posted video blogs on YouTube of them vandalizing property or harassing bystanders.
The Zaandam police arrested a total of 21 people for disturbing the curfew put in place due to turmoil in the Poelenburg neighborhood. Five of the suspects will have to appear in court. Seven were fined
A number of Dutch parliamentarians accused Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice about hiding details about a possible attack plan that targeted Schiphol Airport on November 13th last year - the same day as terrorist attacks in Paris. The Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, debated reports that two suspected terrorists traveled to the Netherlands that day with Van der Steur on Wednesday
The Dutch government wants to adjust the Euthanasia Act so that people who aren't sick, but feel that their life is completed, can end their lives with assisted suicide. This will only be allowed under "strict and rigorous criteria", the government wrote to parliament. The majority of parliamentarians support the plan.
The police received 813 reports of serious incidents at asylum centers or emergency shelters for asylum seekers during the first half of this year. The incidents mostly involved theft, violence and sex crimes, State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff of Security and Justice wrote to parliament on Monday
Children's Ombudsman Margrite Kalverboer received "dozens of threats" following a report she released on Zwarte Piet on Friday. She reported the threats to the police and is pressing charges
The Dutch population really does not know enough about the dangers of cybercrime or how to protect themselves against it, according to a study by the Ministry of Security and Justice. To remedy the situation, the Ministry is launching an information campaign.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs and Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice are all impressed with the Joint Investigation Team and the investigation results they presented on Wednesday regarding the downing of flight MH17. All three agree that this is an important step towards prosecuting the perpetrators.
The lower house of parliament on Thursday accepted a motion that stipulates that the Ministry of Security and Justice will no longer get income from traffic fines. Instead the Ministry will get a fixed amount of income
The Dutch government is calling on all victims of discrimination to report it to the police, even if the Public Prosecutor only gets to about a quarter of the reports as RTL Nieuws reports "But that 25 percent is already worth the effort", Minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs said to broadcaster NOS.
Over the past summer 34 kids were abducted in the Netherlands and taken abroad by one of their parents. A significant increase compared to the 25 kids this happened to last year, according to the International Child Abduction Center
Ard van der Steur will not be returning as a parliamentarian for the VVD after the elections in March next year. He is not on the VVD election list
National Ombudsman Reinier van Zutphen is studying the case of Tilburg coffeeshop owner Johan van Laarhoven, who is currently serving a 103 year prison sentence in Thailand. The Ombudsman wants to find out how the Dutch judiciary handled his case and make sure that everything was done carefully and properly
The Netherlands is sending 450 asylum seekers back to Germany, the Volkskrant reports based on a document from the German Ministry of Migration and Refugees. This is being done based on the Dublin Regulation, which states that asylum seekers must complete the asylum process in the country they first registered for asylum.
The number of people without a nationality - so-called stateless people - in the Netherlands increased significantly over the past years. In 2012 the Netherlands counted about 2 thousand stateless people, now there are about 5 thousand. UN refugee agency UNHCR thinks the actual number is closer to 10 thousand
The authorities in Thailand launched the investigation into former coffeeshop owner Johan van Laarhoven from Tilburg at the request of the Dutch authorities, Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice acknowledged in a letter sent to parliament, Omroep Brabant reports.
The Minister was responding to questions from concerned parliamentarians, demanding to know exactly how Van Laarhoven came to be prosecuted. They also want to know whether Van der Steur can help bring Van Laarhoven back to the Netherlands.
An increasing number of Dutch criminals are avoiding their prison sentences. The judiciary is currently looking for 3,209 fugitives who still have to serve prison sentences of 4 months or longer, compared to 2,760 in 2013 and 2,139 in 2009, according to documents from the Ministry of Security and Justice
A swastika and racist phrases were spray painted onto the window of a Vomar supermarket in the Zaandam neighborhood of Poelenburg somewhere between Saturday night and Sunday morning. The police opened a case of vandalism
Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice strongly disapproves of an incident in which a group of Turkish young people threatened a Hart van Nederland reporter and camera man in Zaandam. But he also feels that the situation should not be exaggerated
The Dutch government is investing more money to help poor families, the elderly and partners of the chronically ill. The government is also pushing extra money into Defense, according to leaked Budget Day documents RTL Nieuws managed to get hold of.
Opposition parties D66, SP, ChristenUnie and GroenLinks are calling on the government to take in 750 unaccompanied refugee children as soon as possible