Tweede Kamer

Apr 29 '15 11:36

State Secretary Martin van Rijn of Public Health has admitted that the introduction of the new system for personal budgets has "not gone well" in a letter sent to the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, on Tuesday.

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Apr 29 '15 09:34

A delegation from the European Parliament will be visiting the Netherlands in May for an investigation into the so-called sweetheart tax deals with multinationals like Starbucks.

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Apr 24 '15 09:25

Pathologist George Maat, who caused quite a bit of controversy by showing pictures of MH17 victims during a lecture on the identification process on Wednesday, has been put out of the forensic team

Plenary meeting hall of the Tweede Kamer, Dutch Parliament's lower house (Photo: Wikipedia/Sisyfus)
Apr 24 '15 07:50

The debate on the flight MH17 disaster in eastern Ukraine had to be paused on Thursday after a portion of the podium platform collapsed.

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Apr 23 '15 16:17

The Labour Party (PvdA) is making headway with its plan to reverse the burden of proof of earthquake damages caused by gas extraction in Groningen, reports De Telegraaf. MP Jan Vos submitted a proposal to this effect to Cabinet, he said on Wednesday. The Cabinet will have the chance to vote on the proposal Tuesday, says the newspaper.

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Apr 23 '15 15:01

Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem still expects the Eurozone countries and Greece to reach an agreement, reports RTL Nieuws. However, parties in the parliament seem somewhat less optimistic about the deal.

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Apr 23 '15 14:41

The Dutch government plans to make additional investments in refugees' home countries to help these countries take back their refugees. This only applies to nations who assist in the sustainable return of their citizens.

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Apr 22 '15 11:51

The government will very likely stick to its earlier decision not to send ministers to the commemoration of the Armenian genocide on Friday.

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Apr 22 '15 07:54

PVV leader Geert Wilders is not worried by the fact that his former lawyer, Bram Moszkowicz, is on his way to The Hague as leader of the new right-wing political party VoorNederland (VNL).

Apr 21 '15 11:20

The Social Insurance Bank, the institution executing the new personal budget, sent a secret letter warning of possible problems with payments to the Ministry of Health last summer, AD reports.

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Apr 16 '15 10:08

The Tweede Kamer's plan that NAM must prove that damage to homes in Groningen was not caused by earthquakes, rather than the other way around, has the residents in the area very happy

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Apr 15 '15 13:24

Kamer president Anouchka van Miltenburg did not discuss the allegations that parliamentarian Linda Voortman had leaked information about the appointment of the National Ombudsman with the Tweede Kamer management before she charged her.

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Apr 15 '15 13:02

The VVD wants children who were abused by a parent to be able to choose whether or not they still want to have contact with them, RTL reports.

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Apr 14 '15 17:20

Alternative taxi company Uber started a petition in order to save its court-banned function UberPOP, the firm writes on their website. The petition drew nearly 10,800 supporters by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, and it will be submitted to Infrastructure and Environment Secretary Wilma Mansveld.

Apr 14 '15 15:10

The number of licensed sex businesses has shown a significant decline in the past few years. Last year there were about 674 sex establishments, compared to 1,127 in 2006.

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Apr 14 '15 14:55

Education Minister Jet Bussemaker's plan to experiment with higher college tuition has the cabinet divided. The PvdA has now decided that they want the proposal to be withdrawn. With the PvdA now also voting no, a majority of the Tweede Kamer is against the proposal, NU reports.

Apr 13 '15 14:16

The German anti-Islam movement Pegida expects to attract 30,000 people to the Monday rally in Dresden featuring the PVV leader Geert Wilders, reports the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper. Wilders is currently visiting Germany in an attempt to strengthen ties with anti-Islamic forces outside of the Netherlands.

Apr 9 '15 11:41

The ChristenUnie today proposed modifying the constitution to give courts the power to ban parties and groups that want to overthrow the democratic constitutional state.

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Apr 8 '15 13:57

A plan to introduce fees collectible from the incarcerated parents of minor offenders and forensic psychiatry patients has received little support from the majority of Dutch opposition parties. The initiative to collect 16 euros up to a period of two consecutive years is currently backed by the ruling coalition and the PVV, reports Trouw.

Apr 8 '15 11:22

A Tweede Kamer hearing about remuneration in the financial sector became confrontational between MPs and three major companies’ executives Tuesday. Speaking in the lower house of parliament, representatives from ABN AMRO, Aegon and ING attempted to convince the public of the need to pay market-based salaries to attract qualified managers, reports NOS.

Apr 6 '15 10:33

The commotion surrounding the ABN Amro executive bonuses had no effect on the distribution of Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, seats in Maurice de Hond's latest poll. The confidence in PvdA Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem of Finance has not fallen and, along with Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher (PvdA), he still holds the most trust of all the cabinet members.

Apr 2 '15 16:53

The ABN Amro spin-off unto the public market might happen this year after all as the government continues working to list the bank back on the stock market, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said in his weekly press conference after the Cabinet meeting. He says he still has confidence in the leadership of ABN Amro even after the "climate of unrest" from postponing the IPO decision after recent turmoil surrounding the approval of pay raises of the ABN Amro executive board.

Apr 2 '15 11:53

The Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, will investigate whether it is possible to stop Parliament Members who split off from their own faction from starting a new faction, NU reports. This is due to the dissatisfaction in the Kamer with the possibilities that parliamentarians have to split off and then continue independently or team up with another loner to form a new faction.

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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.

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