Tweede Kamer

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Oct 3 '14 14:20

The last five Dutch F-16's that will be participating in the mission against the terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS), is on their way to Jordan, Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert (Defense) said today.

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Oct 2 '14 15:34

Health insure CZ announced yesterday that from January 1st they will no longer be doing business with a large number of practitioners of mental disorders.

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Sep 29 '14 14:47

Chief of Defense Tom Middendorp said to the Second Chamber on Monday that the risk to Dutch soldiers participating in the mission in Iraq is limited.

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Sep 24 '14 14:09

The Cabinet wants to send F-16 fighter planes to the Middle East to help in the fight against Islamic State (ISIS).

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Sep 19 '14 14:22

Minister Lilianne Ploumen (Development Cooperation) announced to the Second Chamber today that the Cabinet has made 15 million euro available to combat the Ebola epidemic.

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Sep 17 '14 14:25

Minister of Finance Jeroen Dijsselbloef presented the Budget in the Second Chamber yesterday. The Budget contains the Cabinet's plans for the next year.

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Sep 11 '14 13:35

A Utrecht court is set to preside over an emergency hearing on Thursday afternoon over leaked budgetary figures. On Tuesday, RTL published prematurely disclosed figures about purchasing power which were scheduled to be publicly announced on Prinsjesdag.

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Sep 10 '14 14:18

The Cabinet maintains that the budged documents will be made public on Prinsjedag, September 16th.

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Sep 10 '14 13:53

The Cabinet is in discussions with the United States about how the Netherlands can contribute to the international coalition in the fight against the terrorist movement Islamic State (IS).

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Sep 9 '14 15:15

Two executives who, according to the Borstlap commission, were partly responsible for the mistreatment of NZa employee Arthur Gotlieb, have been put on leave.

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Sep 8 '14 13:52

Parties in the Dutch film industry wants to send letters to internet users who download movies from illegal sources, in which they are made aware of their behavior, NOS.nl reports.

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Sep 3 '14 13:35

The Cabinet is concerned about Israel's plan to release 400 acres of land at a settlement on the Western Jordan shore, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said during a debate in the Second Chamber.

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Aug 5 '14 12:27

State Secretary of Justice Fred Teeven wants to lift the ban for visitors who overstay their visas in Europe.

Foreigners with tourist and business visas who illegally stay a few days longer than planned in the Netherlands, but are willing to leave, may get a two-year ban from entering the country again. Teeven told the Second Chamber that this ban should be dropped; he said he will also raise the matter at EU level.

May 15 '14 21:31

A proposal by the PVV to hold a vote of confidence on Security and Justice Secretary Fred Teeven was slapped down by Members of Parliament in the Tweede Kamer.

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Jan 30 '14 09:44

State Secretary of Finance, Frans Weekers (VVD), will offer his resignation to the King tomorrow, according to a debate yesterday in which he was asked to justify problems with disbursement of allowances at the Tax and Customs Administration.

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Jan 16 '14 14:11

State Secretary Fred Teeven has said that suspects of crimes should not be able to receive a declaration of good conduct VOG.

Jan 14 '14 15:50

Home Affairs Minister Ronald Plasterk has warned that if cities would be granted to execute their own fireworks policies, a new phenomenon of fireworks tourism could emerge.

Jan 3 '14 04:36

The Dutch Public Prosecution (OM) wants a ban on heavy fireworks. In October 2011 the OM already addressed the issue in a letter to the Ministry of Security and Justice.

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Dec 31 '13 12:09

The round-up of some of this year’s most noteworthy events and news stories.

Dec 30 '13 21:02

After Google cut-off a Gmail account created by PVV leader Geert Wilders for his Anti-Islam bumper sticker project, the politician registered a domain with Danish webhost One.com and used it to create a new email address for distributing the stickers. The hosting company says they do not have plans to follow Google's lead and shut down the account for offensive content, a company executive said.

Dec 13 '13 14:22

PVV leader Geert Wilders wants to bring down the European Union, has dubbed Islam an "inferior culture" and said that future Eastern European migrants should stay home.

Dec 13 '13 12:57

A motion to blacklist bankers caught committing fraud will likely find support across the board when it gets tabled in the Second Chamber.

Nov 29 '13 15:50

“Our Government wants you to send soldiers,” Mamounou Toure a representative of the embassy of Mali in Brussels pleaded in the Second Chamber yesterday, at a hearing regarding Dutch support to the UN mission to his country. Government announced earlier this month that it was considering sending 400 soldiers to the former Dutch colony, and according to Toure this reinforcement could play an important role in restoring stability. He said the only language the jihadists understand is the language of violence.

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Nov 26 '13 18:32

A new proposal to install power outlets in second class train cars gained the support of a majority of MPs today.

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