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Police collective labour agreement signed

This year, police officers will receive a salary increase of 1.3% and a one-off payment of €750. In addition, agreements have ...

News item | 28-06-2021 | 10:50

Maximum sentence for manslaughter will be increased

The maximum prison sentence for manslaughter will be increased from 15 to 25 years. This will bring the maximum sentence for ...

News item | 24-06-2021 | 10:45

New Code of Criminal Procedure will be tested in practice

The bill for the new Dutch Code of Criminal Procedure was recently sent to the Council of State for its advice. The current Code ...

News item | 24-06-2021 | 10:16

Direct ban on anti-democratic organisations possible

The Dutch democratic rule of law cannot be taken for granted. This is why the Dutch government is constantly working to ...

News item | 22-06-2021 | 09:56

Approach to tackling subversive crime strengthened in treaties with UAE

With two bilateral treaties, the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are joining forces to tackle organised subversive ...

News item | 21-06-2021 | 09:39

Restricting financial flows in the event of subversion of the rule of law

In order to counter undesirable (foreign) influence and subversion of our Dutch freedoms, democracy and legal order, the Minister ...

News item | 08-06-2021 | 13:00

Earlier collection of cellular material from suspects for DNA analysis, subject to conditions

With robust safeguards in place, cellular material could be collected from suspects earlier in the criminal process. If a suspect ...

News item | 08-06-2021 | 07:00

Dekker: There will always be a risk of wrongdoing with intercountry adoption

In February, the Joustra committee concluded that, for years, the Netherlands had not acted forcefully enough against wrongdoing ...

News item | 04-06-2021 | 16:36

Step 3: nearly everything to reopen, subject to certain conditions

The number of people being admitted to hospital with COVID-19 is falling rapidly. And more and more people are being vaccinated. ...

News item | 28-05-2021 | 19:15

More than 2.2 million traffic offences in first four months of 2021

In the first four months of 2021, 2,233,562 minor traffic offences were detected, which included speeding, running red lights and ...

News item | 28-05-2021 | 09:03