The parent company of retailers Dixons, MyCom and iCentre were declared bankrupt on Tuesday, with the administrator wanting to halt any further accumulation of debt. Together, the parent firm of the retailers employs 1,200 people in the Netherlands, including 650 at Dixons, 350 at MyCom and 190 at iCentre.
Train conductors should wear body-mounted cameras to record incidents and help prevent violence, MPs from the right-wing PVV and center-right CDA said on Tuesday. They plan to discuss the issue further with Infrastructure Secretary Wilma Mansveld on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Parool.
The Labour Party (PvdA) is making headway with its plan to reverse the burden of proof of earthquake damages caused by gas extraction in Groningen, reports De Telegraaf. MP Jan Vos submitted a proposal to this effect to Cabinet, he said on Wednesday. The Cabinet will have the chance to vote on the proposal Tuesday, says the newspaper.
Controversial former VVD member Johan Houwers was re-sworn into the Tweede Kamer Wednesday. Houwers, who was found guilty of mortgage fraud in 2013, is taking the seat of VVD member Mark Verheijen after he stepped down over integrity issues, NU reports.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Social Affairs Lodewijk Asscher was scheduled to visit Morocco on Tuesday to learn about combating radicalization. Morocco plays a central role in fighting North Africa extremism, and Minister Asscher will discuss efforts with his Moroccan counterpart and experts on integration and radicalization.
Parents should maintain the right to advise childcare facilities on pricing, political parties PvdA, CDA and D66 said during a debate session with Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher. The debate is about Asscher's new bill that aims to strengthen parents' position in child care.
Labour party PvdA has agreed to the proposal of Minister of Economic Affairs, Henk Kamp, to reduce gas extraction in Groningen by seven percent. The party however wants new scenarios for the future that take the possible further gas reductions in to account.
The number of complaints about the public transport rechargeable card, OV chipkaart, have more than doubled in the past year, according to figures from OV Loket, the ombudsman of public transport. The reason for the drastic increase in complains is the high price of the card and replacement costs, said the head of OV Loket, Dorathé Hoentjen.
Opposition members of parliament say they are concerned with the current state of security measures in the Netherlands. They want the government to prevent attacks similar to those in and around Paris this week, and to raise the readiness of the security forces. The Anti-Islam PVV party says they even want to deploy the army as part of a plan to beef up domestic secur
Demonstrations are being organized in several Dutch cities on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. in support of the victims and survivors of the attack on in Paris on Wednesday. Twelve people were killed in a raid at the office of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical weekly newspaper, and many others were injured.
MP for the PvdA, Ahmed Marchouch, says that he was pelted with eggs and fireworks in The Hague's Schilderswijk on Monday. He tells Omroep West that the culprits also shouted slurs at him.
MP for the PVV, Dion Graus, claims to have been threatened by a group of youths in Zwolle. The police say that Graus reported the crime, and will be back to file a statement.
Members of Parliament are preparing for a debate ,Wednesday, with State Secretary of Finances, Frans Weekers, about the delay of rent, healthcare and other benefits. Norbert Klein (50Plus) had turned in a motion, which got support from all other fractions.