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  1. New Code of Criminal Procedure enters into force April 1, 2029

    The Ministry of Justice and Security, together with the partners in the criminal justice chain, has set April 1, 2029, as the ...

    News item | 20-03-2024 | 10:00

  2. New act to address sexual offences enters into force on July 1, 2024

    Victims of sexual assault and sexually transgressive behaviour will be better protected under the criminal legislation as of 1 ...

    News item | 20-03-2024 | 07:00

  3. The Netherlands makes 10 million euros available for maritime corridor to Gaza

    The Netherlands will contribute 10 million euros to the renewed initiative to get aid into Gaza by sea. The Minister for Foreign ...

    News item | 19-03-2024 | 15:03

  4. Digital VOG available soon for everyone

    As of mid-May, a Certificate of Good Conduct (Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag, VOG) will be available to everyone digitally. ...

    News item | 19-03-2024 | 13:00

  5. Extra measures to tackle capacity problems in prisons

    Minister Weerwind of Legal Protection is taking additional measures to address the capacity shortage in prisons. Due to staff ...

    News item | 15-03-2024 | 14:24

  6. Government and banks work together to accelerate the circular economy

    The State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management, Vivianne Heijnen, and Medy van der Laan of the Dutch Banking ...

    News item | 14-03-2024 | 15:22

  7. Netherlands and Bangladesh sign new tax treaty in Dhaka

    Dutch State Secretary for Tax Affairs Van Rij and Minister Abdul Hassan Mahmood Ali of Bangladesh put their signatures to a new ...

    News item | 12-03-2024 | 12:31

  8. Number of minor traffic offences back to ‘pre-COVID-19' era

    With almost 8.5 million minor traffic offences under the Traffic Regulations (Administrative Enforcement) Act (Wahv) in 2023, the ...

    News item | 07-03-2024 | 07:00

  9. Trans-Atlantic pilot started with Digital Travel Credential

    This morning, KL672 landed at Schiphol Airport from Montreal with passengers using Digital Travel Credential (DTC) which guided ...

    News item | 29-02-2024 | 09:30

  10. Announcement of the Tender for the Operation of the Netherlands Pavilion at Expo 2025 in Osaka published

    The tendering process for the operation of the Netherlands Pavilion during the World  Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan, has been ...

    News item | 26-02-2024 | 14:51