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Grapperhaus wants to optimise use of DNA analysis

Minister Grapperhaus wants to make more frequent use of DNA analysis as an investigative tool. A wider use of DNA profiling ...

News item | 03-07-2019 | 11:58

Government takes first step towards protecting telecom networks and 5G

Good, fast and secure internet is essential for Dutch economy and business. The government wants to maintain the strong position ...

News item | 01-07-2019 | 11:55

Government working on a more effective juvenile crime strategy

Although juvenile crime continues to decrease, recidivism among young people is increasing, with over a third of convicted ...

News item | 28-06-2019 | 12:31

Resolute concerted approach to combating outlaw motorcycle gangs

The 2018 Progress Report on Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs shows that a resolute concerted effort is being made to tackle outlaw ...

News item | 27-06-2019 | 08:31

Utrecht attack and arrests confirm threat

There continues to be a realistic risk of a terrorist attack in the Netherlands, i.e. threat level 4 on a scale of 5. The attack ...

News item | 24-06-2019 | 08:27

Response by Prime Minister Mark Rutte to the press conference of the Joint Investigation Team

"First of all I would like to express my utmost respect for the Joint Investigation Team. For the enormous amount of work they ...

News item | 19-06-2019 | 16:47

Suspects to be prosecuted for the downing of flight MH17

Today, the next of kin of the victims of the downing of flight MH17 were informed that the prosecution of 4 suspects is to begin. ...

News item | 19-06-2019 | 13:41

New unit to check air passenger data

From today on, airlines are required to share the passenger data of all flights arriving in and departing from the Netherlands ...

News item | 18-06-2019 | 08:23

Small group avoiding VOG rob themselves of opportunities

An incorrect perception of the Certificate of Conduct (Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag, VOG) is undesirable if it causes young ...

News item | 13-06-2019 | 08:21

Ankie Broekers-Knol appointed State Secretary for Justice and Security

On 11 June 2019 Ankie Broekers-Knol was appointed State Secretary for Justice and Security (Minister for Migration) by King ...

News item | 12-06-2019 | 13:08