Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb has challenged PVV leader Geert Wilders to come out with his plan to have "fewer Moroccans" in the Netherlands. The mayor did so in a speech on television program Zomergasten on Sunday
The PvdA's two lost campaigns in 2014 - for the elections for the European Parliament and municipal council, cost the party a total of 2.5 million euros.
Al-Azhar, a prominent religious institution in Sunni Islam located in Egypt, has called on Muslims to ignore the PVV's video featuring cartoons of the prophet Mohammed, which was broadcast on Dutch television on Wednesday.
The PVV video containing cartoons of Prophet Mohammed was broadcast on national television on Wednesday.
YouTube has blocked the PVV video showing cartoons of prophet Mohammed in Turkey after a complaint from the Turkish government.
The Council of Moroccan Mosques in the Netherlands has released a cartoon featuring PVV leader Geert Wilders, in reaction to Wilders' plans to display cartoons of the prophet Mohammed on national television. "With this cartoon we want to show that no loudmouth can rip our society apart", spokesperson Aissa Zanzen said to NOS.
The plan to have prisoners pay 16 euros per day for their incarceration, will very likely not go through. The plan does not have enough support in the Eerste Kamer, Senate.
Aggrieved complainants in the "fewer Moroccans" case against Geert Wilders will not be able to count on legal aid. The Legal Aid Council recently rejected the requests submitted by the lawyers acting on behalf of dozens of Moroccan complainants.
The PVV has managed to get enough parties and members together for a faction in the European Parliament, PVV leader Geert Wilders announced on Twitter on Monday. Forming an official faction provides financial support and more influence in the European Parliament.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has prepared Dutch embassies to deal with PVV leader Geert Wilders' plan to show Mohammad cartoons on national television. Ambassadors have been instructed to emphasize that the broadcasting of the cartoons are not the government's idea, but that of a parliamentarian making use of his freedom of speech.
PvdA State Secretary Martin van Rijn managed to survive another parliamentary debate on the issues surrounding the healthcare personal budgets and he is now motivated to get the problems sorted out. Van Rijn promised to give personal budget payouts the priority as long s the system is not functioning properly, adding that the problems will likely continue until next year.
There is discord in the PVV-faction in the Friesland Provincial Council. PVV Council Member Jitske Eizema told the Leeuwarder Courant that she fears the party may be on the verge of collapse.
The Netherlands earmarked spent 868 million euros on services for roughly 24,000 asylum seekers last year, according to figures Justice Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff provided to anti-Islam party PVV. The party leader, Geert Wilders, blasted the amount, saying it translates to roughly 36 thousand euros per asylum seeker.
The majority of the Almere city council wants Mayor Annemarie Jorritsma to make every effort to prevent "the arrival of bigoted, Salafist preachers", ANP reports.
PVV State members in at lest 9 provinces did not vote for their leader for the Senate, Marjolein Faber, in the Senate elections on Tuesday.
Six weeks after the end of the Maagdenhuis occupation, the extent of damage to the University of Amsterdam is still not clear. UvA estimates the harm caused at half a million euros, but the damage evaluation is still in progress.
The Cabinet wants to introduce a limited burqa ban which would make the face covering forbidden in public transport, education, healthcare and government buildings. The council of ministers will soon discuss this proposal put forward by Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs, sources close to the proposal told RTL Nieuws.
The government is planning to invest 25 million euros in training teachers in giving music lessons at schools. The money is coming from the Ministry of Education over the period of the following five years, reports AD.
PVV leader Geert Wilders has submitted a request to Kamer President Anouchka van Miltenburg to have the prophet Mohammed cartoons from Garland, Texas displayed in the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament.
The majority of the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, wants NS to put higher gates at Rotterdam Central Station and Amsterdam Central Station.
PVV member Martin Bosma got an unexpected response to his Twitter post on Monday. His proclamation of support for Geert Wilders - #ikbengeert - turned into a Twitter joke.
Garland, Texas, police officers were not warned in advance of the men who started shooting at the prophet Muhammed caricature contest attended by dutch politician Geert Wilders. The conference center in the Dallas suburb is still an active crime scene. Identities of the shooters were not released by police officials.
The Anti Defamation League, an influential Jewish civil rights movement in America, is not happy with the fact that PVV leader Geert Wilders will be a guest speaker in Washington D.C. on Wednesday.
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.