VVD

Feb 9 '14 12:15

The Labour Party(PvdA) has lost two seats this week in the political poll from Maurice de Hond, leaving 12.

Feb 5 '14 12:33

A large majority of Parliament supports the proposal to axe mandatory internships in high schools.

Feb 5 '14 10:44

Almost 60 percent of Dutch people are in favor of electing a chosen mayor.

Feb 4 '14 14:44

In 2013 only three political parties registered an increase in their numbers, all other parties saw their numbers drop, with GroenLinks suffering the biggest loss, according to numbers of the Documentation Center for Dutch Political Parties (DNPP).

Feb 3 '14 20:05

The VVD has decided to withdraw the local VVD in Heemskerk, Noord-Holland, from the upcoming City Council elections after some of its members received serious threats, according to regional VVD chairman, Henry, Meijdam.

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Feb 3 '14 09:41

Amsterdam alderman Eric Wiebes is set to replace state secretary of Finance Frans Weekers, who made the decision to resign last week.

Jan 31 '14 16:10

With the City Council elections ahead, on March 19, all political parties are making preparations to either win, or at least control the damage. Many of the parties fear a punishment.

Jan 31 '14 04:33

A majority of Parliament supported proposed legislation of CDA and D66, Thursday, to drop the special status of government officials, safe for some exceptions. The legal status of government officials would be the same of regular employees.

Jan 30 '14 15:09

VVD MP Malik Azmani drew the ire from the opposition today when he suggested to more often detain asylum seekers who were denied, but refuse to leave.

Jan 24 '14 04:35

A survey from NOS Nieuws revealed that the national VVD and SP have the biggest budgets reserved for the campaigns for City council elections in March this year; that is presumably, because the PvdA is the only party that did not want to disclose its budget.

Jan 24 '14 04:34

The Liberal party, VVD, announced Thursday the rules pertaining to donations have been tightened as of January 1st.

Jan 23 '14 20:35

Former mayor, Ricardo Offermans, was sentenced to 120 hours of community service, earlier today by the Rotterdam court, for passive administrative bribery. Offermans was convicted in absentia.

Jan 15 '14 17:38

CDA board member, Cees Bos, tilted the scale Monday evening with a deciding vote, during the voting for a 76 million euro project for a new library, a movie theatre and 100 starter apartments in Utrecht, wiping it off the table. The complex was supposed to rise next to the Central Station.

Jan 8 '14 21:43

Accusations of former VVD councilor and senator, Jos van Rey, from Roermond are piling up. Wednesday, it was announced that the Public Prosecutor is also investigating whether he has actively recruiting votes for elections

Dec 17 '13 12:55

Rotterdam has decided not to punish the Rotterdam Philharmonic Gergiev Festival for statements made by the group's namesake linking homosexuals and pedophiles. On Sunday, the largest party on the city council, PvdA, demanded conductor Valery Gergiev's resignation for his September comments.

Dec 11 '13 04:33

In spite of internal arguments in the past years, the PVV is almost the largest party in the City of The Hague.

Benk Korthals
Dec 10 '13 10:57

Benk Korthals is stepping down as chairman of VVD in in May 2014.

Dec 10 '13 04:34

The PvdA and SP are not yet satisfied with new guidelines for safer internet banking, recently established by the Dutch Association of Banks (NVB) and the Consumer Union.

Dutch Parliament
Dec 9 '13 07:02

Liberal parliamentarian Matthijs Huizing has resigned for drink driving rules.

Dec 5 '13 18:16

The Public Prosecution (OM) demanded 120 hours of community service or 60 days imprisonment against former Meerssen mayor, Ricardo Offermanns. Offermanns (VVD) participated in violating professional secrecy by receiving confidential information from former Roermond alderman Jos van Rey (also VVD), according to the OM

Nov 27 '13 14:11

An MP for anti-immigration party PVV has revived a plan to deport people from the Antilles and Aruba for criminal acts. The plan from MP Sietse Fritsma is virtually identical to the one proposed by former VVD integration minister Rita Verdonk in 2007.

Nov 26 '13 19:01

A proposal by the Labour Party and the ChristenUnie, to raise the income threshold for social housing, has been adopted by the House Tuesday.

Nov 26 '13 10:52

Four Dutch consulates will be saved, but one will be shuttered, in a new plan backed by MPs. During a debate in the Tweede Kamer with Foreign Affairs Minister Frans Timmermans on cost-cutting measures, MPs opted to spare the consulates in Antwerp, Chicago, Milan and Munich at the expense of the office in Osaka, according to newswire ANP.

Nov 14 '13 04:45

CDA and PvdA are pleased with the results of the mid-term municipal elections. The Labour Party did well in Friesland and became the largest party in Heerenveen and Leeuwarden . The Christian Democrats won the election in Alphen

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