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Measures to combat financial flows from countries that are not free

The government is looking at ways to prevent money from foreign countries being used to buy undesirable influence over Dutch ...

News item | 29-03-2018 | 16:00

National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism: although threat is changing, level will remain at 4

The jihadist threat in the Netherlands is changing. Due to the collapse of the 'caliphate', ISIS has been weakened. Furthermore, ...

News item | 26-03-2018 | 10:25

Restricted retention obligation for telecommunication data in investigations

A ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has led Ferdinand Grapperhaus, the Minister of Justice and Security, to restrict ...

News item | 26-03-2018 | 10:01

Legislative proposals submitted to Dutch House of Representatives for criminal proceedings related to downing of MH17

Any future MH17 proceedings will be heard by the District Court of The Hague and will cover all victims of the downing of flight ...

News item | 21-03-2018 | 13:29

Targeted approach to high-impact crimes lowers recidivism

A report by the Research and Documentation Centre (WODC) reveals a notable decline in recidivism rates among perpetrators of ...

News item | 14-03-2018 | 10:50

Minister Grapperhaus to 'reduce administrative burden of investigations'

Minister of Justice and Security Grapperhaus has announced plans to tackle the administrative burdens that impede police ...

News item | 12-03-2018 | 08:54

Cabinet to investigate societal impact of new technologies

Robotics, artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality and other new technologies can both strengthen and undermine key ...

News item | 09-03-2018 | 14:02

Design of cannabis cultivation experiment to be clarified in the course of 2018

The design of the 'Closed coffee shop chain experiment' will be clarified in the course of 2018. Minister of Justice and Security ...

News item | 09-03-2018 | 11:00

Dutch government working on tougher approach to driving under the influence of alcohol

The Dutch government wants to adopt a much tougher approach to drink-driving. In a letter to the House of Representatives, ...

News item | 07-03-2018 | 11:18

Grapperhaus: more severe punishment for (very) dangerous driving

Minister Grapperhaus of Justice and Security plans to make short shrift of motorists who cause a serious hazard to the safety of ...

News item | 07-03-2018 | 11:10