VVD leader Mark Rutte and Forum voor Democratie leader Thierry Baudet will face off against each other in a debate on television program Pauw on NPO on Wednesday evening. No one else is invited to participate in the debate. Other parties, particularly left-wing GroenLinks and PvdA, are annoyed that only the right and far-right will be represented in this debate on the eve of the European Parliament elections, which are being held in the Netherlands on Thursday.
One of the boys suspected of assaulting a gay couple in Arnhem on Sunday morning denies throwing the first punch, the 16-year-old's lawyer said on Pauw on Monday. According to the teen, the two gay men shouted aggressive words to the group of young people and one of the men started the fight, ANP reports.
Two year old Insiya Hemani, who was kidnapped from Amsterdam late in September, is doing well, lawyer Gerard Spong hinted at on television program Pauw on Monday, Het Parool reports.
Spong represents Insiya's father Shehzad Hemani, who is believed to be behind the girl's violent kidnapping on September 29th. The lawyer was recently in India to talk to his client.
According to Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher, it is definitely racist to keep Moroccan football players out of football clubs, as football analyst Johan Derksen called for on Voetbal Inside on Monday night.
The court summoned Martin Kok to remove the leaked documents from Willem Holleeder's criminal file from his website Vlinderscrime of face a fine of 5 thousand euros per hour. Links to the documents were removed from the site, though they can still be found on the site through search engines
A 13-year-old girl from Vakcollege in Helmond is still at home after bullies gave her a concussion, bruises on her neck, and bruised ribs. This girl's story hit the news after a video of the bullying incident was passed around Facebook and WhatsApp. The two abusers in the video have been expelled.
The Netherlands is nearing the point where the country will not be able to take in any more refugees, according to VVD leader Halbe Zijlstra. Exactly what the maximum number of refugees in the Netherlands is, he would not say.
The number of women appearing in television programs on public broadcasting has decreased over the past 5 years. Women are heavily outnumbered, especially in the big daily talk shows - De Wereld Draait Door, Pauw and Jinek.
Dirk M., the suspected extortionist of media mogul John de Mol and his celebrity sister Linda de Mol, family, had very noble motives in mind when carrying out the act, his lawyer Paul Emmelot said yesterday on television program Pauw. The accused did not want to keep the extorted money for himself, but instead wanted to give it to charities, his lawyer said.
The 42-year-old suspect arrested for selling fake cocaine to Danish tourists is under investigation for attempted murder. He is accused of selling the three Danes white heroin instead of cocaine, which led to their hospitalisation.
The SGP is calling on people to donate money for a anti-adultery public campaign. The party wants to use billboards throughout the Netherlands to advertise faithfulness in a relationship, party leader Kees van der Staaij said on Pauw last night.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte (VVD) is not happy with the fact that some opposition parties are ignoring his call to work with the Cabinet after next week's provincial elections, Trouw reports.
The reduction in gas extraction in Groningen as well as the low gas price will result in 1.5 to 2 billion euros less for the Dutch treasury this year. This is according to Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem (Finance, PvdA) who discussed the matter on the talk show Pauw last night.
The Amsterdam defense attorney Nico Meijrering has to appear in the Amsterdam District Court today as a witness in four execution cases. The Public Prosecutor in Amsterdam summoned him. Meijring, who lost several clients to executions recently, has already announced that he has nothing to say.
ABN Amro will close at least 100 offices in the next few years, approximately one third of the current offices.
Ben Oude Nijhuis, the man who denounced the quality of healthcare institutions in The Hague earlier this month on Pauw, has died at the age of 82. He was in the broadcast with State Secretary Martin van Rijn of Public Health.
State Secretary of Health Martin van Rijn has received a lot of criticism over the failing care for people with dementia.
Family of the flight MH17 victims is going to sue the Dutch State for gross negligence and carelessness in the handling of the tragedy.
Minister Frans Timmermans of Foreign Affairs regrets his comment that one of the victims of the MH17 disaster in the Ukraine was recovered with an oxygen mask.
The families of victims of the flight MH17 disaster were never told that a victim was found with an oxygen mask still around his neck.