Speaker asks for greater influence for national parliaments in EU legislative process
Monday 7 April, the Speaker of the Netherlands’ House of Representatives, Anouchka van Miltenburg, addressed her European colleagues at the Conference of Speakers of European Union Parliaments, in Vilnius. In her keynote speech she asked for augmentation of the EU
legislative process that would allow National Parliaments to be of greater influence.
Speakers of Dutch Senate and House attend opening Nuclear Security Summit
The Speakers of the Dutch Senate and House of Representatives will attend the opening ceremony of the Nuclear Security Summit 2014 in The Hague. The summit will officially be opened on Monday 24 March at 3 PM in the World Forum The Hague.
Wednesday 19 March: elections of the municipal council
On Wednesday 19 March, Dutch citizens can vote for the municipal council in their cities. One does not need to have Dutch nationality in order to be able to vote in these elections.
Mr Ard van der Steur rapporteur on European Public Prosecutor's Office
On 19 February 2014 the standing committee on Security and Justice appointed Mr Ard van der Steur rapporteur. On behalf of the House he will monitor the negotiation process with regard to the EU
-proposal for the establishment of a European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO). The House of Representatives is against this proposal.
French President François Hollande visits Dutch Parliament
The French President, François Hollande, met the Speakers of the Senate (Eerste Kamer) and the House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer) in The Hague during his one-day visit to the Netherlands on Monday 20th January.