A total of 42 Dutch parliamentarians resigned since the previous election in 2012. That is the most of any cabinet since 1981, the Financieele Dagblad reports based on data from the Parliamentary Documentation Center of Leiden University. On average 35 parliamentarians resign during a typical four year term of government.
Wassila Hachchi, the D66 parliamentarian who resigned to go work for American presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, still has not been able to find a paid job in Clinton's campaign. She is handing out flyers as a volunteer
D66 parliamentarian Wassila Hachchi resigned from the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, and is heading to the United States to campaign for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, the party announced on Wednesday
Opposition parties D66 and SP are demanding clarity about the role the Netherlands plays in United States drone attacks after two Somali victims of such an attack filed a lawsuit against the Dutch State. The two Somalis are holding the Netherlands partly responsible for damages suffered because Dutch intelligence plays a key role in the American anti-terror operations in Somalia.
D66 Parliamentarian Wassila Hachchi wants to have a critical look at the balance between the Dutch army's tasks and the Defense budget, as it seems that the army is not capable to perform all its tasks because of a money shortage.
Dozens of passenger planes are still flying over war zones and conflict areas - such as Mali, South Sudan and Sinai - on a daily basis. This includes airlines KLM and Air France as well as other European airlines such as Lufthansa and British Airways.
Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert is in trouble because of a conversation with her American colleagues about the JSF. In this conversation Hennis made an agreement with the US government about the price of the device, NOS reports.