Women are gaining ground in the male-dominated political playing field in the Netherlands. Of all municipal council members who were elected in March, 28.3 percent are women, according to ProDemos, who published the figures in a report on Thursday.
Homes and businesses along the Amphoraweg in Leiden were evacuated Friday morning after an airplane bomb was discovered.
The municipality of Sittard-Geleen sent its residents a letter with pro-EU rhetoric along with the voting cards they need to cast their ballots in the upcoming European Parliament elections, causing an outcry amongst anti-Europe politicians including Geert Wilders.
The municipality of Amsterdam is conducting magisterial procedures to recover the excess living benefits paid out last year through a Service Tax blunder. Dozens of thousands of Amsterdam residents received big amounts of money through this mistake, and now 152 households are refusing to pay back, het Parool reports.
Police in Amsterdam arrested a total of 212 people during the festivities on King's Day and King's Night, the municipality of Amsterdam reports Sunday.
The cabinet is laying out an employment plan for the care sector, which is meant to help 80,000 people get a job or training.
The municipality address is being threatened by a man who has been in conflict with the municipality Reusel-de Mierden for years, the Eindhovens Dagblad reports.
The municipality of Nijmegen, including the mayor and aldermen, are going to report Wilders for discrimination.
Despite the crisis, the provinces have seen their own capacity rise considerably in the last few years. Municipalities, however, became poorer and racked up more debts. This from a comparison of yearly accounts from Deloitte in assignment from Binnenlands Bestuur.
A grandmother of two kids of 5 and 3 years old received a fine of 130 euro from two city guards because the two children were picking some daffodils.
In Veendam, a town in the province of Groningen, more than 40 manhole covers have been stolen in the last few weeks. This can cause dangerous situations when road users don’t see the uncovered holes.
Six prostitution boats at het Zandpad in the city of Utrecht have to close their windows by Thursday. The two owners of 24 windows are suspected of human trafficking and will lose their permit.
From the end of May people will be able to avoid the crowds in the canals of Amsterdam. With new information added to the existing mobile phone application ‘Vaarwater’, a route planner for the canals, people will be able to see where it’s busy.