Ministry of Security and Justice

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May 25 '16 11:56

There is no evidence that Ministry of Security and Justice officials deliberately tried to cover up the receipt showing exact amounts involved in the deal then prosecutor Fred Teeven made with drug criminal Cees H., the Oosting committee concludes in its second investigation into the so-called Teeven-deal

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May 25 '16 07:44

Six top police officers still earned more than a minister last year. This is a significant improvement compared to 2014, when 20 police officers earned more than a minister's annual salary of 178 thousand euros.

May 24 '16 09:46

The Netherlands plans to give people who are deeply in debt a six month break in which they don't have to make payments, won't get reminders for payments and won't get a visit from a bailiff, State Secretary Jetta Klijnsma of Social Affairs and Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice announced on Tuesday

May 20 '16 08:56

Police detectives work inefficiently and sometimes lack the necessary skills and craftsmanship, according to a "strength and weaknesses" investigation experts did on behalf of Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice. The report on the investigation was sent to the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, on Thursday

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May 19 '16 08:00

Early this year the police re-screened all 58 thousand asylum seekers who arrived in the Netherlands in 2015. All names were again checked for possible "hits" in the police's terrorism database and no extra information emerged, according to a letter from the Ministry of Security and Justice

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May 18 '16 13:15

The government faced fierce criticism from the Court of Audit on Wednesday. There are "serious deficiencies" at the Tax Office, the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Security and Justice, Court president Arno Visser said at the presentation of the accountability documents for 2015 in parliament,

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May 12 '16 15:30

Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs reported that his private email account was hacked. This would have been nothing more than an annoyance, except for the fact that he regularly received work email on his private Gmail account, the Ministry of Economic Affairs said to Nieuwsuur.

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May 12 '16 09:33

Finance for the judiciary is currently too much of a political choice and that has to change, Frits Bakker, president of the Council for the Judiciary, writes in the council's annual report. "The budget for the Judiciary should not be dependent on the budget of the Minister of Security and Justice"

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May 10 '16 07:30

GroenLinks and the PvdA want more attention paid to the interest of child asylum seekers in the asylum process. They believe that the interest of a child should outweigh the Netherlands' stance on the asylum process and plan to submit a legislative proposal to ensure this by the summer

May 6 '16 12:50

The Ministries of Public Health and Security and Justice are temporarily making money available for family doctors to pay for telephonic interpreters when they're treating refugees. General practitioners are happy that the government is doing so, but feel it should be a permanent arrangemen

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May 4 '16 08:40

Nearly 40 percent of failed asylum seeker deportations were cancelled at the last moment last year - a 10 percent increase compared to 2013, NRC reports based on figures received from the Ministry of Security and Justice.

May 4 '16 07:55

Police officers will no longer automatically be considered a suspect following a violent incident. Instead there will be an investigation working on the assumption that they acted according to the law, according to a bill Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice revealed on Tuesday

May 3 '16 11:50

The government and the Association of Dutch Municipalities reached an agreement on locating all homeless people in the country and giving them a fixed post address. This is to make sure they have access to health insurance and medical care, for which you need at least a postal address

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Apr 28 '16 10:25

Europe will not be "blackmailed" by Turkey's threat to terminate the asylum agreement with the EU if the visa requirement for Turks is not lifted quickly, European Commissioner Frans Timmermans said to German newspaper De Zeit.

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Apr 27 '16 16:00

State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff of Security and Justice was faced with riots during a visit to a asylum camp on the Greek island of Lesbos on Tuesday. Asylum seekers threw stones while shouting "freedom" and "open borders"

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Apr 27 '16 15:35

Parliamentarians Louis Bontes and Joram van Klaveren are concerned about a visit controversial imam Tarik Chadlioui paid to a mosque in Boskoop last week. During his visit to the Arrahman mosque, he spoke to a group of children

Apr 21 '16 10:19

Former Security and Justice State Secretary Fred Teeven is testifying in court on Thursday at a so-called preliminary hearing in a forced child prostitution case in which a number of high-ranking Dutch officials are implicated.

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Apr 20 '16 13:32

The government wants to quickly handle the legislative proposal that will end the ban on insulting foreign heads of state, Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice wrote to the lower house of parliament on Wednesday.

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Apr 19 '16 08:22

The Ministry of Security and Justice plans to soon give thousands of prisoners a tablet. According to the Ministry, prisons are becoming more modern and it is important to keep up. The tablets will also help cut costs

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Apr 8 '16 10:45

Ard van der Steur managed to survive the parliamentary debate on the terrorist attacks in Brussels as the Minister of Security and Justice.

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Apr 8 '16 07:29

Thirteen year old Tri from Wageningen will no longer be deported to Vietnam. The Pham family can stay in Wageningen, Mayor Geert van Rumund announced on Thursday.

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Apr 7 '16 15:10

Opposition parties are getting annoyed with Ard van der Steur's attitude in the parliamentary debate on the terrorist attacks in Brussels. Numerous parties demanded that he acknowledges mistakes that were made. But the Ministry of Security of Justice maintains that his ministry did nothing wrong, but improvements will be made.

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Apr 7 '16 11:15

Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice is facing a lot of heat from opposition parties in the parliamentary debate on the Brussels bombings. The opposition wants to know if he is still in control of his Ministry and whether he is part of the problem or part of the solution.

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Apr 7 '16 08:39

Today is sink or swim for Minister Ard van der Steur. At 10:15 a.m. he faces the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, in the second attempt for a debate on the terrorist attacks in Brussels on March 22nd. Whether Van der Steur survives the day as Minister of Security and Justice, remains to be seen.

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