President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives sign "Trio Declaration" in Rome
The President of the Senate, Ms Ankie Broekers-Knol and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ms Anouchka van Miltenburg, have signed a cooperation agreement with the presidents of the parliaments of Slovakia and Malta, on Monday 20 April 2015 at the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian parliament in Rome. The agreement relates to the successive EU Presidencies of the three countries. The Netherlands will hold the EU Presidency in the first half of 2016, Slovakia in the second half of 2016 and Malta in the first half of 2017.
National Ombudsman Reinier van Zutphen officially sworn in
On 31 March 2015 Mr Reinier van Zutphen was officially sworn in as the new National Ombudsman in the plenary sitting of the House of Representatives.
The House of Representatives discusses the Dutch position at the European summit
The European summit which will take place on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 March includes such topics as the negotiations on the free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States of America (TTIP). In preparation of the summit the House of Representatives had a debate with the Cabinet about the Dutch position. This debate took place on Monday 16 March in the Plenary Hall.
Rapporteur discusses the House's objections to European Public Prosecutor's Office in Brussels
On Monday 16 March, MP Ard van der Steur (VVD) will visit Brussels to explain the House of Representatives' objections to the establishment of a European Public Prosecutor's Office.
Debate about terrorist attacks in Paris
On Wednesday 14 January 2015 the House of Representatives had a debate with the Cabinet about the Paris terrorist attacks and the consequences thereof for the Netherlands.
A better grip on Europe five years after the Lisbon Treaty
National parliaments have gradually increased their influence on Europe. Many parliaments actively use the tools provided by the Lisbon Treaty.
Yasemin Cegerek to report on reuse and recycling
On Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 November MP Ms Yasemin Cegerek (Labour Party PvdA) was in Berlin. On behalf of the standing committee on Infrastructure and the Environment she attended a European conference on the smart and economical use of raw materials and resources.
Presentation by the Parliamentary Committee of Inquiry into Housing Associations of its final report ‘A Long Way from Home’
On Thursday 30 October the Parliamentary Committee of Inquiry into Housing Associations presented its final report ‘A Long Way from Home’.
Parliamentary Committee of Inquiry into Housing Associations to present its final report
On Thursday 30 October 2014 at 13.30 pm, the Parliamentary Committee of Inquiry into Housing Associations will present its final report.
Committee presents report on failures of government ICT projects
On Wednesday 13 October, the Temporary Committee on Government ICT Projects presented its final report on failures of government ICT projects. These failures have led to an unnecessary waste of taxpayers’ money.