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Government initiates termination of social security treaty with Morocco

The government has decided to terminate the Netherlands' social security treaty with Morocco. This decision was prompted by the ...

News item | 10-10-2014 | 18:50

Better safety monitoring at residential institutions and boarding schools

The government aims to introduce new statutory rules for all residential institutions and boarding schools, including those ...

News item | 03-10-2014 | 15:55

More about changes in the basic civic integration exam for those abroad

The form of the basic civic integration exam is going to change. The main change is that the exam will no longer be taken by ...

News item | 22-09-2014 | 14:54

Cabinet strengthens integrated approach to jihadism and radicalisation

There is no place in the Netherlands for hate speech or for extremism. The jihadist movement goes against everything that our ...

News item | 29-08-2014 | 09:16

Focus on work in civic integration exam

From 1 January 2015, the civic integration examination will contain a stronger focus on work. The Government wants to get more ...

News item | 27-06-2014 | 16:05

Language learning on social assistance benefit

The government is requiring recipients of social assistance benefit to improve their Dutch language skills and thus boost their ...

News item | 27-06-2014 | 08:45

Export of child benefit and child budget to stop

The House of Representatives has approved the bill submitted by Lodewijk Asscher, Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, to ...

News item | 17-06-2014 | 12:16

More say for parents and index-linked hourly rates in childcare

Parents with children in childcare will get more say about the care their children receive. As of 1 July 2015 all childcare ...

News item | 23-05-2014 | 10:47

As of 1 November 2014 the basic civic integration exam for those abroad will change

The changes primarily lie in the way in which the exam is taken. Whereas the exam is currently taken by telephone, as of 1 ...

News item | 21-05-2014 | 17:11

Equal pay for equal work is top priority for EU, says Asscher

Ensuring equal pay for equal work for workers in the same country will be one of the most important tasks facing the next ...

News item | 09-05-2014 | 16:02