The parliamentary influence of Partij voor de Vrijheid (PVV) has reached its low point since March 2014. Throughout the last year, only nine motions by PVV were accepted, just three percent of the motions submitted by the party, according to a Trouw newspaper analysis of data from parliament.
Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister Timmermans has called on Dutch demonstrators against the Gaza conflict not to "fall into the trap of radicals" by persecuting one another based on religion.
The NRC Media group may be sold to De Telegraaf Media Groep (TMG). According to the Financieele Dagblad, TMG wants to take over the media company, and is currently discussing a price.
The council of mayors and aldermen for the municipality of Tilburg have received a damning letter from the news media about the announced plans to build a 'Gay Village' in the city. The announcement turned out to be a hoax. A PR-stunt for Pink Monday, the LGBT pride day on 21st of July arranged by the Tilburg fun fair.
The two administrators of the Netherlands Healthcare Authority (NZa) are resigning. They have announced this to minister Edith Schippers of Health.
A scientific article from professor of social psychology Jens Förster of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and his colleague Markus Denzler has to be pulled due to the manipulation of research data. This decision was made by the UvA on the advice of the National Scientific Integrity Organ (LOWI), NRC Handelsblad reports.
In a talk with EU-president Herman van Rompuy in 2012, Prime Minister Mark Rutte threatened to step out of the Euro if he kept his plans for the Eurozone. Van Rompuy and several other associated persons said this in de Volkskrant on Wednesday. In the paper, Rutte himself says that a Euro exit was never on the table.
NRC Media is up for sale. Stockholder Lux Media in looking into sales opportunities for NRC, according to the chairman of the board of commissioners of NRC Media Holding, today.
Member of Parliament for the PVV, Roland van Vliet, is planning on removing himself from the PVV-fraction in the House of Parliament, RTL Nieuws reports.