Welcome to the House of Representatives of the Netherlands. The Dutch Parliament is called the States General. It consists of two chambers: the Senate and the House of Representatives. On this website we provide you with information about the House of Representatives. How does it work? Who are its members? How are they elected?
From January to June 2016 the Netherlands will hold the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The States-General will play a major role during this Presidency. In a press conference on Tuesday 24 November, the President of the Senate, Ankie Broekers-Knol, and her House of Representatives counterpart, Anouchka van Miltenburg, announced the conference dates and programmes.
On Wednesday 4 November 2015 the standing committee on European Affairs had a debate with Mr Bert Koenders, minister of Foreign Affairs, about the proposal for better regulation put forward by European Commissioner Frans Timmermans.
On Thursday 15 October 2015 the standing committee on Health, Welfare and Sport had a debate with Ms Edith Schippers, minister of Health, Welfare and Sport, about preventing and combatating infectious diseases.
On Wednesday 30 September 2015 the standing committee on Infrastructure and the Environment had a debate with Ms Wilma Mansveld, state secretary of Infrastructure and the Environment, about issues including the future of the Dutch aviation policy, Schiphol Amsterdam Airport and the influence of the Dutch state on the situation at Air France-KLM.