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Government wants to act faster on failing schools

The cabinet has decided to give seriously failing primary and secondary schools, assessed as such by the Education Inspectorate, ...

News item | 15-03-2013 | 19:00

Appeal for candidates for the Jos Brink Award 2013

Minister Bussemaker is appealing for candidates to be put forward for the 2013 Jos Brink Award and the Innovation Award for Gay ...

News item | 02-01-2013 | 15:00

International theme for Gay Pride government boat

Once again, the government will be taking part in the Canal Parade flotilla at the Gay Pride festival in Amsterdam. This summer, ...

News item | 25-07-2012 | 10:27

Johannes Vermeer Award 2012 for Marlene Dumas

The Dutch state prize for the arts, the Johannes Vermeer Award 2012, has been awarded to artist Marlene Dumas. 

News item | 14-06-2012 | 17:04

State Secretary Zijlstra aims to hold on to foreign students

It should be more attractive for foreign students to remain in the Netherlands after they graduate. The national treasury will ...

News item | 16-05-2012 | 15:57

Big turnout for Dutch UN meeting on rights of lesbians and transgenders

There was a full house on Wednesday February 29 at the Ford Foundation building in New York, where the Netherlands had organized ...

News item | 02-03-2012 | 17:28

Minister Van Bijsterveldt supports European strategy against homophobic violence

Minister of Education, Culture and Science Marja van Bijsterveldt is earmarking one million euros to improve cooperation between ...

News item | 09-12-2011 | 13:34

Van Bijsterveldt meets gay rights activist in Poland

Marja van Bijsterveldt (Emancipation) met with gay/ LGBT rights activist Kaja Zurawek in Poland on 11 October – Coming Out Day ...

News item | 11-10-2011 | 11:24

Ministry of Foreign Affairs to fund Radio Netherlands Worldwide from 2013

Starting in 2013, Radio Netherlands Worldwide is to be funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. An annual €14 million will be ...

News item | 24-06-2011 | 10:36

Government and Philanthropic Sector to Cooperate Structurally

The Cabinet wants to ensure that public and private parties intensify their cooperation, that institutions look actively for ...

News item | 22-06-2011 | 12:11