The Rotterdam City Council approved a D66 motion to publish all the municipality's expenses on the internet. The expenses of some municipal departments will be available online from next year. The rest of the organization will follow after an evaluation, ANP reports.
The build of a controversial Russian oil terminal in the Rotterdam port is getting the go-ahead from the Rotterdam city government, despite criticism from the Cabinet and in the Rotterdam City Council about the bad timing with the Russian trade war, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
The next Rotterdam city council will be governed by a coalition of D66, CDA and nationalist party Leefbaar Rotterdam. It marks the first time Leefbaar Rotterdam has been a coalition member since the murder of popular party founder Pim Fortuyn twelve years ago.
Rotterdam has decided not to punish the Rotterdam Philharmonic Gergiev Festival for statements made by the group's namesake linking homosexuals and pedophiles. On Sunday, the largest party on the city council, PvdA, demanded conductor Valery Gergiev's resignation for his September comments.