Opposition parties in the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, wants to stop mining shale gas for as long as the agreements in the energy agreement are in force
The latest poll by Maurice de Hond shows the VVD slowly recovering, while coalition partner PvdA is at an all time low.
The Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, nearly unanimously rejected the PVV's legislative proposal to make blackface makeup for Zwarte Piet mandatory. Many parties did so rather mockingly. The SP, for example, wanted to know why the PVV did not get Sinterklaas' advice on their bill, Joop reports.
At this stage 61 percent of voters believe that the current cabinet, Rutte II, will serve its full term. In October only 44 percent believed that this would be the case, according to a poll done by TNS Nipo and published on Friday
The Groningen city council decided to make the city center bus-free, in order to give pedestrians and cyclists more space. The asphalt will be replaced with terraces, trees and more seating in the future
The police's new mobile speed traps are "rarely" inaccurate, Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice writes in a letter to parliament in response to concerns from police officers and questions from the SP and Groep-Klein
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.
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
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
A number of parliamentarians want the test to identify Down's Syndrome in unborn children to be accessible to all pregnant women
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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".