The House of Parliament will discuss a bill on Monday that proposes a fierce lowering of yearly pension savings.
MPs of the major parties in the House of Parliament are concerned about the expected low voter turnout at the municipal council election on the 19th of March.
Mayor of Leiden, Henri Lenferink, will be able to rely on the support of the Council on Thursday, as they will stand behind him in the municipal council meeting about the housing of Benno L. the ANP reports.
Minister for Security and Justice, Ivo Opstelten (VVD) still has the support of a majority in parliament for his policy against the regulation of marijuana cultivation.
Minister Plasterk has only just survived a critical debate in Parliament, but he's out of the frying pan and into the fire now as he is once again involved in a complicated and sensitive issue.
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.
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).
Workers in 100 nursery- and care-homes are planning a strike on tuesday, according to trade union Abvakabo FNV.
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.
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.
The PvdA and SP are not yet satisfied with new guidelines for safer internet banking, recently established by the Dutch Association of Banks (NVB) and the Consumer Union.
Following downgrade of the Netherlands’ credit rating to AA +, Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has lowered the credit ratings of Dutch financial firm ING Groep NV and its banking unit.
Standard & Poor's (S&P) downgraded the Netherlands credit rating to AA + from AAA.
A proposal by the Labour Party and the ChristenUnie, to raise the income threshold for social housing, has been adopted by the House Tuesday.
CDA and PvdA are pleased with the results of the mid-term municipal elections. The Labour Party did well in Friesland and became the largest party in Heerenveen and Leeuwarden . The Christian Democrats won the election in Alphen
According to the weekly poll of Maurice de Hond, D66 would have 21 virtual seats. That are 9 seats more than D66 now occupies in the House.
D66 was one of the three constructive opposition parties, who helped the government to a solution for the budget of 2014.
While D66 won in this poll, the largest party in the House, VVD, lost again one seat opposite the poll of last week. The liberals would now occupy only 19 seats while they occupy in real 41 seats in the House.
Prime Minister Rutte debated more than six hours today with the opposition about the plans for 2014. No final commitments were done, so what was achieved?
Wednesday was the first of two days Budget Discussion in the House.
CDA leader Sybrand Buma has presented an alternative budget. The CDA thinks to recover the economy and employment by reducing the costs for employers and employees with 2.9 billion euro.
This week the House will discuss the Dutch national Budget which was presented by the government on Prinsjesdag.
Coalition partners VVD and PvdA see a recovery of the Dutch economy. This was clear from a debate between the group leaders of the six largest parties in the House.
Both Zijlstra (VVD) and Samsom (PvdA) told their opponents that they were seeing signs of recovery, like the sectors housing and export.
The opposition had another view. Wilders (PVV) and Roemer (SP) think that this government ruins the economy with all the cuts. Wilders even said that Zijlstra and Samsom were possibly from another planet.
The SP in the House asks the Foundation Preference Shares B of KPN to prevent a takeover by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim. SP MP Arnold Merkies requested this in a letter to the foundation.
The foundation has opportunities to raise a protective wall around KPN against a hostile takeover. The foundation had already expressed their concern about the plans of Slims company América Móvil (AMX), to take over KPN.