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Wednesday 23 July day of national mourning

Prime Minister Mark Rutte has declared Wednesday 23 July 2014 a day of national mourning. On this day, the bodies of the first ...

News item | 22-07-2014 | 22:04

Parliamentary briefing on the situation in Ukraine

At a public information session, the government briefed the House of Representatives about the crash of flight MH17 in Ukraine. ...

News item | 22-07-2014 | 12:35

Rutte: 'Repatriation of victims' remains is top priority'

At 18:55 this evening Prime Minister Mark Rutte outlined the latest developments concerning the air disaster in Ukraine. ...

News item | 20-07-2014 | 22:01

Rutte: 'Putin must take responsibility'

At 17:55 on Saturday afternoon Prime Minister Mark Rutte issued a new statement on the air disaster in Ukraine involving flight ...

News item | 19-07-2014 | 21:08

Rutte: 'We want to get to the bottom of this tragedy'

At 16:15 on Friday afternoon, Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister of Foreign Affairs Frans Timmermans issued a statement on ...

News item | 18-07-2014 | 17:56

Statement by Prime Minister Mark Rutte in response to the Ukraine air disaster

News item | 17-07-2014 | 23:22

Government to modernise gambling policy

The cabinet has approved a plan by Fred Teeven, State Secretary for Security and Justice, to modernise policy on gambling. It has ...

News item | 11-07-2014 | 13:31

Constitution to extend protection to e-mails

All forms of communication - including digital communication - are to be protected under the Constitution. The privacy of ...

News item | 11-07-2014 | 09:37

House of Representatives approves tougher sentences for money laundering and corruption

The House of Representatives has today passed a bill from minister Opstelten which includes higher sentences for money laundering ...

News item | 01-07-2014 | 14:32

House of Representatives approve tougher approach to driving under the influence of drugs

A broad majority in he House of Representatives has today approved the legislative proposal of minister Opstelten (Security and ...

News item | 01-07-2014 | 14:29