The Dutch Minister for Housing, Stef Blok (VVD) has proposed a bill to the ministers council on Friday in which he wants there to be a temporary leasing scheme for starter families.
VVD-leader Halbe Zijlstra is saying that the current tax system needs to be overhauled in favor of simplicity. The party told the cabinet that all allowances must be abolished and transformed into lower taxes. The Tax Administration must focus on the core task: collecting money.
In Almere, the biggest party, the PVV, is not going to be part of the newly formed municipal council. Losing party PvdA, however, will. The PVV did not manage to connect with other parties due to the recent unrest from within the PVV.
On Monday, governing parties the VVD and PvdA will be joined at the table with minister of Finance Jeroen Dijsselbloem by friendly opposition parties D66, ChristenUnie and the SGP, where they will discuss next year's budget.
After a big victory in the municipal council elections, the D66 is being left at the sidelines during negotiations for council-formation, Het Parool reports. This is now happening in Haarlem and Breda.
PVV party leader Geert Wilders continued today to attempt to link all Moroccans with criminal activity, saying, “A locked-up illegal mugs no jeweler.” The statement was in response both to the coalition government’s agreement not to criminalize people who illegally enter the Netherlands, and the recent shootings of two burglars by a jewelry store owner.
Undocumented people living in the Netherlands will not be treated as criminals, the coalition government announced today. The VVD-backed proposal had been a major sticking point between the VVD and PvdA, the majority parties in the lower house, and ChristenUnie, the party the coalition relies on for support in the upper house.
Leader of the PVV, Geert Wilders, has virulently criticized Prime Minister Mark Rutte for a promise he made to children on the Jeugdjoernaal programme on Thursday last week.
At his weekly press conference, Prime Minister Mark Rutte (VVD) continued his criticism of PVV leader Geert Wilders over Wilders' calls to reduce the Moroccan population in the Hague. Rutte told reporters that, "A boundary has been crossed," and the government will not cooperate with the PVV unless Wilders apologizes for his remarks.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte (VVD) has once more distanced himself even further from PVV-leader Geert Wilders' anti-Moroccan comments this week, as he approached the NOS for an interview in which he puts some worries of the Moroccan community at ease.
The price of keeping an economic petrol and diesel car will rise by hundreds of euros because of the Autumn agreement, according to the Environmental Planning Office (PBL).
The entirety of the cabinet has voiced their disapproval over Geert Wilders' now infamous remarks against the population of Morocco, in what Lodewijk Asscher calls a "sad chapter in political history."
Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced on Thursday that any collaboration with the PVV of Geert Wilders has become impossible due to the PVV's standpoints.
Member of Parliament for the PVV, Roland van Vliet, is planning on removing himself from the PVV-fraction in the House of Parliament, RTL Nieuws reports.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte (VVD), believes that any cooperation with the PVV of Geert Wilders is impossible at this time, he said in a reaction on Thursday about Wilders' comments about Moroccans in the Netherlands.
Geert Wilders, with his choice of words about the entire population of Morocco and their unwelcome place in The Hague, has angered many, but one politician is taking a moment to address other political parties about what the statement means for them.
The Liberal People's party of Roermond (LVR) has won big in Roermond. This, despite the fact that the party's establisher Jos van Rey is suspected of corruption.
Municipal councils throughout the country got an extreme makeover at the local elections Wednesday. The CDA is still the biggest party, but the PvdA and the VVD have had to swallow big losses as they saw their leading positions slip away in many places.
Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, does not agree with PvdA leader Diderik Samsom that he is too soft on PVV leader Geert Wilders.
For new renters, social housing in Utrecht and Amsterdam has become almost €100 more expensive in the last year. For low-income households, the available homes are more often unaffordable because of this, which has also risen eviction figures, the Volkskrant reports.
Amsterdam alderman Pieter Hilhorst (Finances) came under fire at the municipal council on Thursday because of his lack of clarity on how a new university in Amsterdam will be paid for by the board of directors.
State secretary for Justice, Fred Teeven (VVD) has gotten away with the deal he made in his earlier function as public prosecutor with drug baron Cees H.
PVV-leader Geert Wilders has come under fire from politicians after a comment he made on the campaign trail at a market in The Hague on Wednesday.
State secretary for Justice, Fred Teeven, closed a deal in 2000 in which more than five million guilders (almost €2.3 million) of drug baron Cees H. was whitewashed. Now, MPs are demanding the matter be clarified.