policy

Taxes
May 12 '16 13:00

Developmental aid organization Oxfam Novib thinks that tax advisers are too involved with academia and politics in the Netherlands and play too big a part in policy making

Oct 2 '15 18:38

Roughly 93 percent of the Netherlands thinks that democracy is the best possible form of government, and 95 percent think it is important to live in a democratically governed nation, a new survey from the Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP) revealed. Released on Friday, the report also found that 73 percent of people living in the country have a negative view of politics there.

Rutte Hebdo
May 20 '15 23:40

The current coalition government received harsh criticism in the annual Court of Audit report for its inability to solve problems in implementing policies without causing havoc at affected ministries. At its core, the report states that the government wants to achieve much, but puts too little thought into planning and executing policy especially in cases of budget cuts.

Ecstasy shop - Young Democrats D66, Amsterdam
May 18 '15 16:19

Though they were not actually selling drugs of any sort, the "ecstasy shop" opened by the youth wing of D66 in the center of Amsterdam represents a model of what the organization thinks such a shop should look like. A Young Democrats activist stood firm at the door checking the age of the entrants. People behind the counter selling packages with little pills, actually colorful candy, gave out leaflets with information on usage, doses and side effects.

google
Dec 15 '14 23:11

The Dutch Data Protection Authority has found Google in breach of several provisions of the Dutch data protection act with its new privacy policy, according to a press release by the CBP. Google could face a €15 million fine because of the alleged violations.

Joint
Feb 19 '14 09:23

The lack of control on marijauana sales means that foreigners are still able to buy weed at 85 percent of coffeeshops in the Netherlands, the NOS reports.

Apr 15 '13 12:32

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.

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