Tweede Kamer

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Oct 12 '16 16:15

A majority of the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, supports a free trade agreement between the European Union and Canada (CETA)

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Oct 12 '16 09:20

An increasing number of immigrants are passing their integration exams. Though more than half are still failing, Minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs wrote to parliament on Tuesday

Oct 5 '16 13:10

PvdA parliamentarian Sjoera Dikkers collapsed while talking in the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, on Tuesday.

Sep 23 '16 09:41

Prime Minister Mark Rutte faced a lot criticism from opposition parties during the second day of the Budget Debate in parliament on Thursday. Much of the angry words centered around the Prime Minister's statement regarding troublemakers among the young Turkish-Dutch community following an attempted coup in Turkey in July

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Sep 23 '16 08:57

The D66 submitted a proposal that will allow nurseries to grow cannabis under the control of the government. It seems the proposal will be able to count on a majority vote in the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of parliament

Sep 21 '16 12:35

Leaders of the opposition parties in the Netherlands reacted critically to both the National Budget for next year and the King's Budget Day speech. In the General Debate in parliament on Tuesday, the party leaders called it "bragging" and a "good news show"

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Sep 19 '16 15:00

The PvdA and GroenLinks are presenting a legislative proposal to the Council of State on Monday which would give child asylum seekers quicker access to residency permits, PvdA parliamentarian Attje Kuiken and GroenLinks MP Linda Voortman said in the Volkskrant.

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Sep 16 '16 08:00

A massive 4,495 people in the Netherlands decided that they do not want to be organ donors after all since the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of parliament, adopted a new donor law on Tuesday. According to figures from the Ministry of Public Health, these organ donors withdrew their consent for their organs to be used after their death

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Sep 15 '16 16:30

Ard van der Steur will not be returning as a parliamentarian for the VVD after the elections in March next year. He is not on the VVD election list

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Sep 14 '16 15:30

On Tuesday the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, adopted a legislative proposal that gives insurers the ability to look at the medical records of patients if they suspect fraud is being committed. This can be done without the patient's consent, provided that the patient is informed no later than three months after the fact, Motherboard reports.

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Sep 14 '16 09:51

On Tuesday the Dutch lower house of parliament voted in a new law on organ donation with an extremely close 75 votes for and 74 votes against. PvdD parliamentarian Frank Wassengberg planned to vote against, but arrived too late for the vote. If he'd been on time, there would have been an equal number of for and against votes and the bill would not have passed.

Sep 8 '16 15:50

Oil companies Shell and Exxon apologized for the suffering of Groningen residents as a result of gas extraction earthquakes in the province. The apologies were made in the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, at the insistence of GroenLinks parliamentarian Liesbeth van Tongeren

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Sep 2 '16 17:00

State Secretary Martijn van Dam of Economic Affairs is not on the PvdA's candidate list for parliamentarians in the upcoming elections, scheduled for March next year. But he would like to be part of a future cabinet, he said to Dutch newspaper AD.

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Sep 2 '16 15:00

State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff of Security and Justice asked his ministry's Inspectorate to launch an investigation at psychiatric institution Woenselse Poort in Eindhoven following a series of suicides and other incidents. "We want quick clarification on what the facts are", Dijkhoff said

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Aug 31 '16 14:20

PvdA parliamentarian Roos Vermeij will not be returning to the Tweede Kamer - the lower house of Dutch parliament - after the elections in March 2017. After 11 years as a MP, she told her party, it is time for something new

Aug 30 '16 10:43

PVV leader Geert Wilders caught his own party by surprise with the sudden publication of the party's only one page long election campaign program, several PVV parliamentarians said to RTL Nieuws.

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Aug 25 '16 15:00

After over 10 years in parliament PvdA MP Lea Bouwmeester is leaving politics after the elections in March 2017, she announced on Thursday. "It's time for something different", she said

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Aug 23 '16 13:10

PvdA parliamentarian Tanja Jadnanansing is leaving the Tweede Kamer - the lower house of Dutch parliament - for a job at the Albeda College in Rotterdam, the party announced on Monday. She will be replaced by former Amsterdam municipal councilor Amma Asante

Jul 26 '16 15:45

Parties in the Tweede Kamer - the lower house of Dutch parliament - are furious about statements the Turkish ambassador to the Netherlands made pressuring the Dutch government to help hunt down supporters of the Gulen-movement. Numerous parliamentarians expressed their annoyance to NU.nl.

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Jul 15 '16 15:30

Dutch parliamentarians reacted shocked and horrified to the attack in Nice, France on Thursday that left at least 84 people dead and hundreds injured. The first of the victims have been identified. So far none of the victims are Dutch and no Dutch have been reported missing

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Jun 28 '16 10:36

SNS Bank will remain in Dutch government hands for a while longer. Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem decided to postpone a decision on the bank's IPO until after the elections next year. This means the future of the bank will be in the next government's hands

European Union
Jun 28 '16 08:58

Despite PVV leader Geert Wilders' insistence, there will be no referendum on whether or not the Netherlands will stay in the European Union. Other party leaders and the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, are against a so-called Nexit referendum.

Jun 24 '16 15:15

A majority in Dutch parliament is calling for measures to be taken against Instagram account Straathyena's (Street Hyenas) on which videos of mostly young people wantonly destroying everything they can get their hands on are shown

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Jun 23 '16 16:00

Government parties VVD and PvdA want to use money earned from taxing online gambling to promote and aid sports. They will present the proposal to parliament on Thursday

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