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Jun 5 '15 11:45

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.

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May 26 '15 09:30

The Provincial Council will be electing a new Senate today. This may be a stressful day for Prime Minister Mark Rutte as it is expected that the coalition will lose its majority in the Eerste Kamer with this election.

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May 22 '15 07:52

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.

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Apr 20 '15 11:29

Hundreds of people gathered on the Spuiplein in The Hague on Saturday to commemorate the Armenian genocide which started almost 100 years ago.

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Apr 2 '15 08:26

The Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, rejected National Police Chief Gerard Bouman's proposal to be more flexible when it comes to new police officers that are of ethnic minorities and decided that the language test for prospective officers will remain a requirement, De Telegraaf reports.

Mar 19 '15 13:15

All votes have been counted and the final results show that the VVD remains the largest party in the Netherlands with 15.8 percent of the Votes. The CDA came in close second with 14.7 percent. The party that suffered the most loss of support is the PvdA, which went from 17.3 percent in 2011 to only 10 percent. The D66 gained the most support - from 8.3 to 12.3 percent. The turnout for the election was 47 percent, compared to 56 percent four years ago.

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Mar 19 '15 10:41

The PvdA has been dethroned as the largest party in Amsterdam, losing almost half of its support in the city during yesterday's provincial elections. Amsterdam had been a stronghold for the PvdA since World War II, with the party only losing it's on the capital in last year's municipal elections.

Mar 19 '15 08:14

With more than 97 percent of the votes counted last night, it seems very likely that the Cabinet will need the help of another party in the Eerste Kamer (Senate). The projected results of the Provincial Elections 2015 stand as follows:

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Mar 18 '15 23:06

As election day rolled on into Wednesday night, political leaders in the Netherlands came out of the woodwork to address their parties and give their reactions to early exit polling. The polls showed drops in support for the coalition parties VVD and PvdA, as well as a surprise slide for anti-Islam PVV, with significant gains for D66, and more modest gains for the SP and the conservative Christian alliance CU/SGP.

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Mar 18 '15 21:41

The second exit poll from statistics firm Ipsos with broadcast partner NOS shows a slightly bigger drop in support for anti-Islam party PVV than predicted earlier. An estimated 49 percent of voters cast a ballot in the provincial election, which directly leads to the make-up of the Dutch senate, or Eerste Kamer.

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Mar 18 '15 21:25

Ruling coalition party VVD is expected to lose four of its 16 senate seats, and coalition partner PvdA will likely lose six of its 14 seats, according to exit polling conducted by Ipsos and broadcast on NOS. The two parties hold a thin majority in the Tweede Kamer lower house of parliament, and would now need committed legislative partners to carry 33 seats in the Eerste Kamer upper house.

Mar 17 '15 11:53

The SGP is calling on people to donate money for a anti-adultery public campaign. The party wants to use billboards throughout the Netherlands to advertise faithfulness in a relationship, party leader Kees van der Staaij said on Pauw last night.

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Mar 11 '15 13:24

GroenLinks will not be part of a "prop-up construction" should the Cabinet need more parties for a majority in the Eerste Kamer, the Senate, after next week's provincial elections, NRC reports.

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Mar 11 '15 11:36

With only a week before the provincial elections, the coalition parties have lost their majority in the Eerste Kamer (Senate) in the latest poll. The VVD and PvdA along with the D66, ChristenUnie and SGP (constructive three) have a total of 33 seats, five to few for a majority.

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Mar 11 '15 10:50

The management of El Wahda pulled out of the plans for a large mosque in Gouda yesterday "given the fuss". This happened just one day before the plans for the mosque would (probably) have been voted down by the City Council, the Volkskrant reports.

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Mar 5 '15 13:36

The arrival of the new mosque in Gouda Noord now hinges on the decision of opposition party ChristenUnie's decision next week. The VVD and SGP have already decided to vote against the plans, Omroep West reports.

Feb 27 '15 13:55

The VVD wants to consult with other countries to change existing international treaties so that terrorists' can lose their Dutch citizenships, even if this would mean that the terrorist will then not be a citizen of any country ("stateless"), NRC reports.

Feb 11 '15 09:12

Minister Ivo Opstelten (Security and Justice) has no objection to the municipality of Amsterdam's plan to set up a prostitution business where approximately 50 women can work without a pimp. He said this in response to questions from the SGP in the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament), NOS reports.

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Feb 6 '15 09:46

Christian parties in the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament) are against Minister Bussemaker's (Education, Culture and Science) plan to deploy 160 advisers to help ethnic and religious groups in the acceptance of homosexuality, Trouw reports.

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Jan 29 '15 10:44

The PvdA and SGP want to know exactly how many people are walking around freely after being convicted and require psychiatric treatment. This could happen, for example, if a person appealed against a ruling.

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Jan 22 '15 15:14

The Central Jewish Board (CJO) is asking synagogue congregations to start a letter-writing campaign to convince the Mayors of their cities to add more security around Jewish sites in the Netherlands. The letter is a response to the attack in Paris and the raid in Verviers, reports NRC. Both France and Belgium have deployed the army to guard the Jewish institutions.

Dec 19 '14 09:32

After three days of crisis over Minister Edith Schippers' (Public Health) rejected healthcare law, the VVD and PvdA reached a compromise and the impending fall of the government was averted. The three allied opposition parties, the D66, SGP and ChristenUnie, still have some major concerns.

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Dec 18 '14 17:31

Despite three Labour Senators saying they are still not prepared to vote in favour of a new legislative action that would limit the rights of medical patients, the prospect of a solution is apparently in sight. The crisis began Tuesday night when the three senators voted against health care legislation supported by the coalition government.

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Dec 17 '14 19:13

Health Minister Edith Schippers told the ruling coalition that if the PvdA cannot come up with a solution to pass her health care bill in the Senate that she would be forced to resign, sources told the Volkskrant. The embattled minister's bill strips the requirement that insurers pay at least 75 percent of the cost for visiting an out-of-network medical specialist.

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