Parliament’s to discuss crime on islands
Matters relating to criminality in the Dutch Caribbean islands of Aruba, Curaçao and St. Maarten will be on the agenda of Parliament next month.
The North Sea Jazz festival announced that Mary J. Blige, John Legend and D’Angelo will be performing at the festival this year.
Tickets for the 12 large dance parties on King’s Day in Amsterdam go on sale today.
The VVD wants to consult with other countries to change existing international treaties so that terrorists’ can lose their Dutch citizenships, even if this would mean that the terrorist will then not be a citizen of any country (“stateless”), NRC reports.
Minister Jet Bussemaker (Education) has made 75 million euros available for vocational schools to focus more on specialized professions such as a piano technician, prosthetic technician or shoe repairer. She made this announcement in a letter to the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament) today.
The court in Istanbul today sentenced Shaban B. to 7 years and 9 months in a Turkish prison for human trafficking and participation in a criminal organization, NU reports. B. has appealed the ruling
VVD parliamentarian Mark Verheijen has decided to resign from the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament) following the results of the integrity commission’s investigation into his declarations, the party announced on their website.
The VVD is up in arms about the fact that State Secretary Wilma Mansveld (Infrastructure and Environment) plans to stick to her plan to ban free plastic bags, De Telegraaf reports.
Despite an 9.5 percent increase in revenue, Fugro suffered a loss of 457.6 million euros in 2014. This is according to annual figures that the company released today.
A 67-year-old motorist from Eersel was taken into custody Wednesday evening after he beat a 57-year-old pedestrian unconscious with a bicycle wheel in Eindhoven.
The D66 will vote against the purchase of 8 new Joint Strike Fighters (JSF) to replace the F-16’s in the debate about it this afternoon, NOS reports. According to D66 parliamentarian Wassila Hachchi, there are too many uncertainties surrounding the purchase.
The VVD will start its election campaign under a dark cloud of integrity scandals. Investigations into two VVD parliamentarians threaten to overshadow everything else. The campaign starts tonight with Prime Minister Mark Rutte on TV at Jinek.
Euro Group President and Minister of Finance Jeroen Dijsselbloem is dissatisfied with the “poker game” Greece has been playing with the other 18 Euro countries regarding their debts these past few weeks.
The police in Tilburg have launched an investigation into a man suspected of trying to recruit young people to join terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria and Iraq, Omroep Brabant reports
The Public Prosecutor confirmed yesterday that 70 year old Dirk-Klaas M., who blackmailed John and Linda de Mol, demanded 5 million euros from the De Mol family, AD reports.
The police arrested the alleged order giver for the assassination of the Lithuanian Gintas Macionis during a mass police action this morning, RTL reports. More than 200 police officers participated in the action. Two other men were also arrested.
The Council of Ministers will discuss possible extra funding for security services today.
The police arrested a total of 42 suspects around the AS Roma vs Feyenoord match in Rotterdam yesterday. Most of the arrests were made for offenses such as failing to comply with an order, fighting, lighting fireworks and possession of weapons (mostly knives).
The Europa League match between Feyenoord and AS Roma last night had to be suspended for more than 10 minutes after the crowd threw a number of items onto the field. The night ended with a 2-1 victory for AS Roma.
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) will allow one student representative to join the university’s Executive board and will delay a programme to make drastic cuts to the humanities faculty, the Executive Board announced on Thursday. Protestors took over the Maagdenhuis building after a march through the city center on Wednesday evening.
A 42-year old man suspected of involvement in the shooting in Médoclaan in October, was arrested in his house in Eindhoven on Wednesday morning. A 34-year old man from Helmond and a 29-year old man without a permanent residence were previously arrested in the case
Police raided a house on Kryptonweg in Amersfoort and arrested twenty people suspected of taking part in an illegal poker tournament on Tuesday night. The police received a tip that there were hard drugs at the location, and visited the home, according to a news release.