Tweede Kamer

Jun 4 '15 11:51

Slightly more than half of the Dutch population want battery farm chicken to come to an end. Many Dutch people think it is great that businesses and civil society organizations make agreements on humane and sustainable chicken, even if this means that chicken is more expensive.

For Rent
Jun 4 '15 09:53

Rent prices for most social housing will increase less sharply from next year. Aedes, the association for housing corporations which represents about 90 percent of the corporations in the Netherlands, and Woonbond, the association for tenants, have reached an agreement to increase rents with less than the current legal maximum.

Jun 3 '15 14:33

Minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs is investigating whether it would be possible to have imams coming to the Netherlands from abroad take a course on the Dutch language and society.

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Jun 3 '15 09:45

From last year the Cabinet has spent 1.5 million euros extra on the security of Jewish institutions. Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice does not know whether more will be spent on this, but it is a possibility.

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Jun 3 '15 08:40

Two thirds of the 11 thousand doctors in the Netherlands have had enough of the unending amount of administrative work they have to deal with every day for the health insurance companies. They feel this takes time that they could have spent with patients and that something must be done.

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May 27 '15 14:23

About a hundred people showed up at the Plein in The Hague on Wednesday to protest against the plans for gas extraction on Terschelling.

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May 27 '15 13:03

The Cabinet is generally positive about many aspects of the European Commission's plan for asylum seekers, but still have some questions they want answered.

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May 27 '15 08:29

The renovation of the royal palace Huis ten Bosch is becoming much more expensive than was announced last year. The renovation was estimated to cost 35 million euros, but the actual amount now appears to have run up to about 60 million euros, RTL Nieuws reports based on sources close to the cabinet.

May 26 '15 19:06

The Mayor and aldermen of Amsterdam are discussing opportunities for potentially regulating cannabis cultivation, even though the Dutch members of parliament voted against allowing municipalities to do so just last week, AT5 reported on Tuesday.

May 26 '15 18:43

The Netherlands owe even more money to the EU in additional tax than previously thought, reports Telegraaf. The amount due is estimated at 133 million euros, which comes on top of 1.1 billion euros already paid in additional taxes to the European Union last year.

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May 26 '15 10:16

The number of women with senior management positions in the Netherlands is on the rise. This is according to a study done among almost 250 Dutch companies that signed the so-called Charter Talent to the Top, RTL Nieuws reports.

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May 26 '15 09:54

The VVD wants an electoral threshold to be established in parliamentary elections. The party is concerned about how difficult it may become to govern the Netherlands now that the politics are increasingly fragmenting.

May 25 '15 11:43

More than half of Dutch voters think that State Secretary Martin van Rijn of Public Health should resign because of the chaos surrounding the personal payments. This is according to the latest poll by Maurice de Hond.

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May 22 '15 12:23

D66 parliamentarian Gerard Schouw is leaving politics after 25 years of being active for the D66. From August 1st this year he will be the CEO of Nefarma, the Dutch Association for Innovative Medicines, the party announced on their website.

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May 22 '15 11:09

Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice will not comment on the statements made by former State Secretary Fred Teeven. Teeven said that ex-Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten knew that the deal with drug criminal Cees Helman in 2001 involved 4.7 million guilders.

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May 21 '15 08:54

Police unions are surrounding the Binnenhof on Thursday for hourly noise protests by police officers with sirens, horns and drums. With this the unions hope to put pressure on the cabinet and parliament to make more money available for a better collective bargaining agreement for the police

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May 20 '15 13:48

Former Minister of Security and Justice Ivo Opstelten was well aware that the deal made with drug dealer Cees Helman in 2001 involved 4.7 million guilders, Fred Teeven, the former State Secretary of Security and Justice, said in an interview with Het Parool on Tuesday.

May 20 '15 08:33

The Cabinet must not allow municipalities to grow their own weed. A narrow majority in the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, supported this motion brought by the CDA on Tuesday. 75 parliamentarians voted for, 70 voted against.

May 19 '15 14:09

PVV leader Geert Wilders has submitted a request to Kamer President Anouchka van Miltenburg to have the prophet Mohammed cartoons from Garland, Texas displayed in the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament.

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May 19 '15 13:47

Teachers in secondary education are dismayed by the mistrust evident in Education State Secretary Sander Dekker's plan that the central written exams first be marked by a teacher other than the teacher giving the class. Some teachers have started a petition to stop this plan. The petition already has more than 3 thousand signatures, the Telegraaf reports.

May 18 '15 15:40

Dutch officials and the Dutch railway company NS were poorly informed about the way of doing business in Belgium, which led to the cooperation with Belgium being "disastrous from day one". This is according to Arriën Kruyt, chairman of travelers association Rover, in the public hearing of the parliamentary committee of inquiry on the Fyra debacle today.

May 18 '15 11:29

The Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, has decided that more research needs to be done on chronic fatigue syndrome - the so-called zombie sickness - at the insistence of patients suffering from this disease. Patient association ME/CFS collected 56 thousand signatures for this purpose.

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May 14 '15 10:54

Buyers of a new home may soon be able to hold contractors liable for defects after delivery. Currently contractors are only liable for hidden defects and defects that have been noted and recorded on a list before the delivery day.

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May 14 '15 10:34

The University of Amsterdam's financial debt will be monitored by the Education Inspectorate, Minister Jet Bussemaker said on Wednesday.

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