The PVV, with Geert Wilders as party leader, is steadily gaining votes, according to the latest poll among 900 Dutch, by TNS Nipo, a Dutch research agency.
Arnoud van Doorn, Hague council member, party leader for the Islāmic Partij van de Eenheid (PvdE), and former PVV member, was sentenced to a 1,000 euro fine for selling weed to minors, leaking confidential information, and possession of a weapon. He also heard a conditional community service sentence of 40 hours against him.
After a debate lasting nearly eleven hours, in which Ronald Plasterk came under fire due to the 1.8 million telephone details his intelligence services shared with the NSA.
The Labour Party(PvdA) has lost two seats this week in the political poll from Maurice de Hond, leaving 12.
Getting out of the European Union, will give the Netherlands "oxygen, while the EU chokes us", PVV-leader Geert Wilders said.
Almost 60 percent of Dutch people are in favor of electing a chosen mayor.
In 2013 only three political parties registered an increase in their numbers, all other parties saw their numbers drop, with GroenLinks suffering the biggest loss, according to numbers of the Documentation Center for Dutch Political Parties (DNPP).
With the City Council elections ahead, on March 19, all political parties are making preparations to either win, or at least control the damage. Many of the parties fear a punishment.
VVD MP Malik Azmani drew the ire from the opposition today when he suggested to more often detain asylum seekers who were denied, but refuse to leave.
Minister of Infrastructure and Environment, Melanie Schultz van Haegen announced in Parliament today the lights of a number of freeways will stay off after 23:00. Her announcement was a response to a request of PVV and CDA to reevaluate the measure.
Yesterday's decision by State Secretary of Finance, Frans Weekers (PvdA) was well-received by other Members of Parliament, who understand the decision.
A survey from NOS Nieuws revealed that the national VVD and SP have the biggest budgets reserved for the campaigns for City council elections in March this year; that is presumably, because the PvdA is the only party that did not want to disclose its budget.
After 10 months of preparation, a citizen's initiative, under the name of Burgerforum EU, succeeded in placing the ever-expanding European Union on the planner of the Lower House, Tuesday, supported by some 63,000 signatures.
The round-up of some of this year’s most noteworthy events and news stories.
The Groningen offices of political party PVV want the Netherlands to do whatever possible to save aluminum smelting company Aldel from bankruptcy, even if it means breaking European regulations. The company has over €24 million in debt, and is losing €1.2 million monthly.
Google has deactivated the islamsticker@gmail Gmail account politician Geert Wilders was using to spread his anti-Islam stickers.
A tweet from PVV leader Geert Wilders featuring an Anti-Islam slogan written in Arabic has drawn the ire of many on the social network. Wilders, who last week told the BBC, ”A responsible politician I believe never stirs up any problems in any society,” was showing off a bumper sticker affixed to his office door.
In spite of internal arguments in the past years, the PVV is almost the largest party in the City of The Hague.
The PVV wants Desi Bouterse, President of Suriname, to be placed under arrest if he attends Nelson Mandela's funeral in South Africa. The Dutch government will need the cooperation of South Africa for his arrest and extradition.
An MP for anti-immigration party PVV has revived a plan to deport people from the Antilles and Aruba for criminal acts. The plan from MP Sietse Fritsma is virtually identical to the one proposed by former VVD integration minister Rita Verdonk in 2007.
The independent human rights experts who looked into Zwarte Piet on Tuesday called on the Dutch Government to take the lead in the ongoing debate about whether it’s time the tradition undergo a change.
The PVV and the French Front National are going to work together in Europe. At a press conference in The Hague the leaders of both parties called it a historic collaboration
Bontes told the Volkskrant that he has not been voted out of the PVV group in the house anonymously. One of the PVV MPs abstained from voting.
Geert Wilders told the press on Tuesday morning, right after the voting, that the decision was an anonymous decision. Bontes describes the situation: “After Wilders had spoken, all MPs were given some time to speak. Then the voting took place, although one of the MPs asked for a written voting. That person abstained from the oral voting. However, the 13 voters against me were for me enough proof that I was no longer welcome.”
Geert Wilders announced Tuesday morning that Louis Bontes has been kicked out of the group of PVV in the House. Earlier on Tuesday told the press that he hoped that he could stay as a member of the PVV group.
The PVV leader said that he thinks that the decision to kick Bontes out of the PVV group is a ‘sad moment’. “It is OK to criticize and people within PVV can do that every day. Using the press to blow things up and do some back stabbing, we can’t appreciate.”