regulations

Bitcoin Keychains
Mar 9 '18 07:43

Banning cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin is unfeasible, but the Dutch government wants to regulate the trade in cryptocurrency internationally to address the improper use of these digital coins, Minister Wopke Hoekstra of Finance wrote in a letter to parliament, NU.nl reports.

Hoekstra wants to bring cryptocurrencies into an "appropriate regulatory framework" without jeopardizing the technology's potential. He wants to make sure that the conversion of cryptocurrencies into regular money does not happen under the radar, for example.

Wopke Hoekstra
Jan 23 '18 16:20

Minister Wopke Hoekstra of Finance is looking forward to seeing what his French and German colleagues come up with in regards to cryptocurrency regulations. The French and German Finance Ministers plan to present their proposal at the G20 summit in March, RTL Z reports.

Hoekstra said that "once it is there" he will study the proposed regulations "with attention" and then "see what we will do in the Netherlands", according to the broadcaster.

Ferry boat approaching Amsterdam Central Station, 30 March 2017
Jan 2 '18 15:04

As of Monday, smoking is prohibited on the seven GVB ferry lines operating in Amsterdam. The decision was handed down by the municipality of Amsterdam, and the public transit firm GVB was set to adjust its regulations and passenger announcements.

Until the end of 2017, smoking was allowed only on the rear portion of the ferry boats which often created confusion. On top of that, due to frequent crowding, non smokers can not always choose to place themselves in the non smoking sections.

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May 5 '16 08:38

Taxi service Uber appointed former Netherlands transportation minister and former European Commissioner Neelie Kroes as head of its advisory board, the company announced on Wednesday. She will advise Uber on issues like competition and help the taxi service navigate the regulations in various countries

Henk Kamp, VVD, Economic Affairs (Source: Wikimedia/Helene C Stikkel)
Mar 23 '15 13:51

According to Minister Henk Kamp (Economic Affairs, VVD), innovative companies such as internet taxi service Uber should not be ignored. He said this on the current affairs program Buitenhof yesterday, NOS reports.

Fred Teeven
May 15 '14 13:45

The PVV wants to have a Parliament debate about the increased number of asylum seekers coming into the country. According to PVV- MP Sietse Fritsma, the party may present state secretary Fred Teeven of Security and Justice with a vote of no confidence.

Army training
Apr 10 '14 09:30

The union for militaries, AFMP, wants independent parties to supervise self-defense training to make sure lines aren't crossed. The union also wants to instate clear rules, procedures and responsibilities, the Telegraaf reports.

A2
Mar 10 '14 13:52

The broadening of the highway A2 between Den Bosch and Eindhoven has been finished for seveal months, but the widening does not comply with EU rules.

Feb 28 '14 08:18

The cabinet is sharpening the rules around the use of test animals in the Netherlands, the AD reports.

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