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Feb 18 '16 10:06

Opposition parties SP, CDA, D66, ChristenUnie and GroenLinks are calling on Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Social Affairs and Employment Lodewijk Asscher to do more to tackle discrimination in employment. According to the parties, nothing has come from Asscher's promises to crack down on discriminatory companies and Maartens are still rather employed than Mohammeds.

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Feb 17 '16 11:11

Members of the police's anti-terror units are concerned that their bulletproof equipment is not good enough to stop gunfire from heavy automatic weapons

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Feb 17 '16 09:45

Prime Minister Mark Rutte will not reveal the costs involved in repairing the Royal Family's Golden Coach, he said on Tuesday in response to questions from D66 leader Alexander Pechtold

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Feb 16 '16 09:41

A number of parliamentarians want the test to identify Down's Syndrome in unborn children to be accessible to all pregnant women

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Feb 8 '16 10:07

The vast majority of the Dutch population thinks that Democrat Hillary Clinton should win should the United States' presidential elections in November come down to a show down between her and Republican Donald Trump. A massive 76 percent favor Clinton, against 16 percent for Trump, according to the latest poll by Maurice de Hond

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Feb 8 '16 09:13

Twenty people were arrested during a demonstration by anti-Islam group Pegida in Amsterdam on Saturday. Several groups of counter-demonstrators were also present and most of the arrested people came from these groups

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Feb 4 '16 08:52

There will be no large asylum center in Heesch, following violent protests against the arrival of some 500 asylum seekers in the small Brabant town. A majority in the city council voted against the center, the municipality of Bernheze announced on Wednesday

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Feb 3 '16 14:28

Whistleblowers at the Ministry of Security and Justice "would be crazy" to report internal irregularities, because all they will get in return is to be bullied an punished, Sjaak Jansen, former Integrity Confidant at the Ministry, said to NRC. According to him, everything at the Ministry is aimed at keeping their own slate clean.

Poroshenko
Feb 3 '16 08:08

The Ukraine referendum committee already received 170 applications for subsidies. Half of them is "technically incorrect", for example they are missing a signature on a form. And some applications were lacking in content. That means that when the committee meets on these applications on Wednesday, they will only be able to make a final decision on a small portion of then

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Jan 29 '16 09:20

Dyslexic students are no longer allowed to use spell checkers during exams. The College for Tests and Exams (CvTE) implemented this measure in October last years, because from this year spelling counts in examination

Jean-Claude Juncker
Jan 28 '16 15:06

According to Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, the Netherlands' plan to ship asylum seekers arriving in Greece back to Turkey on a returning ferry is "illegal". The European Union does not participate in "pushing back" asylum seekers

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Jan 28 '16 12:41

Dutch parliamentarians are concerned about the increasing use of GHB. According to the CDA, the use of this party drug is especially increasing in "hot spots" in Brabant, Twente and Friesland

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Jan 28 '16 11:01

The madness surrounding tickets for Adele concerts in the Netherlands being sold out within hours only to be resold at much higher prices, sparked Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs to launch an investigation. He asked the Authority for Consumers and Market to investigate the circumstances, the Minister wrote to the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament

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Jan 28 '16 10:03

About 100 people were given a public transport ban last year for being violent, aggressive or traveling without a ticket multiple times. A public transit ban is issued in cooperation with the police and Public Prosecutor. It bans the recipient from trains, subways, trams and buses for a limited period of a few weeks

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Jan 25 '16 09:36

There are serious doubts about the reliability of the police's new mobile speed trap cameras, according to police union ACP. Officers are concerned about high numbers of wrong speed measurements, especially with large vehicles and buses which are regularly flashed driving at improbably high speeds. The union is therefore calling that the use of these speed trap cameras be suspended until a solution is found

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Jan 21 '16 15:15

ChristenUnie parliamentarian Joel Voordewind is calling for an end to the slow asylum procedure, that is leading to frustration, protests and even suicide in the emergency asylum shelters, AD reports.

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Jan 13 '16 14:45

Getting some diversity into the mayors of the Netherlands seems to be a nigh on impossible task. Most of the 390 mayors in the country are white men with an average age of around 57 years. Only four are of an ethnic minority and only 20 percent are female. And these figures have been the same for years, according to data from the Dutch Association of Mayors

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Jan 11 '16 13:05

SP faction leader in Hoogeveen Bianca Behr caused quite a commotion when she posted a picture showing Adolf Hitler, PVV leader Geert Wilders and American presidential candidate Donald Trump on Twitter and asked her followers to "spot the difference".

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Jan 11 '16 09:05

Male members of the PvdA, D66, SP and GroenLinks' youth movements will be protesting in mini-skirts on Dam square in Amsterdam on Saturday. They want to show support for women's rights and their displeasure with Cologne mayor Henriette Reker's statements following the large number of sexual assaults in the German city over New Year's.

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Jan 4 '16 09:14

A number of parliamentary factions want the Netherlands to have control of the nuclear power plant in Doel, just over the Belgium border, after the reactor Doel 1 shut down automatically on Saturday for an as yet unknown reason - only days after it was put back into use on December 30th.

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Dec 21 '15 08:33

PVV leader Geert Wilders' political colleagues think that he should denounce violence in the asylum debate. The PVV leader regularly calls for resistance against the arrival of asylum seekers or centers. And this often turns into violence.

Dec 15 '15 13:00

The municipality of Hilversum is making a last effort to stop the deportation of a Zimbabwean man named Kuda. Politicians are calling on Security & Justice Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff to change his mind about the 21 year old.

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Dec 9 '15 12:23

The SP launched a hotline where people can report buying concert tickets from resellers for much more than they were sold for in the sale price.

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Dec 8 '15 15:00

With tickets already sold out for pop music artist Adele’s Amsterdam shows, the price to get into one of her concerts has skyrocketed as high as 4,950 euro on the secondary market. Ticket face value for the June concerts ranged between roughly 60 and 125 euro when they went on sale in recent weeks.

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