Netherlands

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Amsterdam; The Hague (seat of government)
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17th Mar, 2017VVD hold on whilst PVV fail to break through

Official results won’t be announced until next Tuesday but it is clear that 13 parties won representation in the Dutch House of Representatives or Tweede Kamer (the lower house) in […] more ->

15th Mar, 2017Netherlands goes to the polls

Around 12.9 million registered voters are entitled to go to the polls today to elect the 150 members of the House of Representatives or Tweede Kamer (the lower house). There […] more ->

27th Jan, 2017Justice Minister resigns

Netherland’s Justice Minister Ard van der Steur has resigned over allegations that he misled parliament. He is supposed to have misinformed parliament over a deal that was struck between the […] more ->

26th Sep, 2016Sint Maarten votes

The Dutch constituent country of Sint Maarten goes to polls today to elect the 15 members of the Estates (parliament). There are 22,302 eligible voters and they will be choosing […] more ->

21st Mar, 2015Ard van der Steur is new Justice Minister

Ard van der Steur (45) has been sworn in as the new Minister of Justice and Security. Klaas Dijkhoff, (34) will be the new Deputy Minister. Both men are from […] more ->

19th Mar, 2015Government set to have problems in Senate after local elections losses

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) are set to face an even tougher legislative battle after losing seats in local elections held […] more ->

10th Mar, 2015Justice Minister stands down

Minister of Justice Ivo Opstelten and his deputy Fred Teeven have resigned their posts over revelations concerning the Cees H. case which involved a payout of around €2 million to […] more ->

15th Oct, 2014Bert Koenders to be new Minister of Foreign Affairs

Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands will appoint Bert Koenders as the new Minister of Foreign Affairs today. He replaces Frans Timmermans who is to become a European Commissioner. […] more ->

31st Aug, 2014UPP win Sint Maarten election

The United People’s Party (UPP) has won the general election which took place on Friday. The UPP took seven of the 15 seats in the Estates of Sint Maarten, their […] more ->

19th Jul, 2014Downed MH17 triggers international political row

A diplomatic and international political row is growing following the downing of a Malaysian airliner over Eastern Ukraine in an area controlled by Russian separatists. The aircraft, a Malaysian Airlines […] more ->