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On Tuesday 8 December 2015 the standing committee on the Interior had a debate with Mr Ronald Plasterk, minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, about the accessibility of public sector information.
On Monday 7 December 2015 the standing committee on European Affairs had a debate about the State of the European Union. Several Dutch members of the European Parliament also took part. The main subject of the debate with Prime Minister Mark Rutte and minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders was the Dutch EU-presidency in the first half of 2016.
On Thursday 3 December 2015, the standing committee on Foreign Affairs had a debate about the Dutch contribution to the fight against ISIS with Mr Bert Koenders, minister of Foreign Affairs, and Ms Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, minister of Defense.
On 24 November 2015 the House of Representatives had a debate in the Plenary Hall about the United Nations Climate Change Conference to be held in Paris from 30 November-11 December 2015. The House discussed with Ms Sharon Dijksma (state secretary of Infrastructure and the Environment) the position to be taken at this UN summit by the Netherlands.