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  1. The Dispersal Act enters into effect on 1 February

    The Asylum Reception Facilities in Municipalities (Enablement) Act (Dispersal Act) has been published in the Government Gazette. ...

    News item | 31-01-2024 | 09:30

  2. Papiamento on Bonaire now officially recognised under the European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages

    Papiamento is officially recognised by the central government. To this end, expertise and input was provided from the Public ...

    News item | 29-01-2024 | 16:59

  3. The Netherlands halts UNRWA funding

    The Netherlands has halted any future funding of UNRWA, the UN aid organisation for Palestine refugees. Foreign trade and ...

    News item | 28-01-2024 | 10:45

  4. Accommodation third-country nationals ends after 4 March 2024

    Third-country nationals from Ukraine are obliged to leave the Netherlands within 28 days after 4 March. This is a consequence of ...

    News item | 24-01-2024 | 20:30

  5. Sanctions against people-smuggling network operated by the Syrian regime

    On 22 January 2024 the European Union added a number of persons and entities to the EU sanctions list. This is because they are ...

    News item | 24-01-2024 | 17:06

  6. Dutch government presents vision on generative AI

    As one of the first EU Member States, the Dutch government will today present a vision on generative AI. In this vision, the ...

    News item | 18-01-2024 | 13:15

  7. Cocaine seizures by Customs see sharp rise in 2023

    In 2023, Dutch Customs seized almost 60,000 kg of cocaine. This is a sharp increase compared to 2022, when more than 51,000 kg of ...

    News item | 17-01-2024 | 09:30

  8. Additional funds for the Centre for Sexual Violence

    Over the next 3 years, Stichting Landelijk Centrum Seksueel Geweld (LCSG) will be able to count on more than €1.1 million. This ...

    News item | 15-01-2024 | 16:00

  9. New regulation simplifies the exchange of digital evidence in criminal cases within Europe

    Effective as of March 2026, the 'eEvidence' regulation will come into force within the European Union. The regulation strengthens ...

    News item | 09-01-2024 | 09:00

  10. Excesses overshadow otherwise orderly New Year's Eve

    New Year's Eve 2023-2024 unfolded with fewer incidents and, in many areas, in an orderly manner. Nevertheless, excesses with ...

    News item | 05-01-2024 | 17:00