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.
The Dutch contribution to the fight against ISIS
The Netherlands will make six F-16s and 250 military personnel available for the international fight against ISIS. The Netherlands will also provide training and advice to Iraqi and Kurdish forces during this period. On Thursday 2 October, the House will discuss about the details of the Dutch contribution. On Monday 29 September Members of the House of Representatives were given a technical briefing on the Dutch contribution to the fight against ISIS.
Report on the national right to approve and amend budgetary policy from a European perspective
A working group of the Public Expenditure Committee has recently published a report on the national right to approve and amend budgetary policy from a European perspective. An executive summary and the conclusions of the report are now available in English.
Rapporteur discusses the House's objections to A European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO) in Paris
While in The Hague the House of Representatives held its annual general political debate on Wednesday 17 September, MP Ard van der Steur (VVD) was in Paris, in the French National Assembly, where he informed a number of European colleagues of the objections the House of Representatives has to the establishment of a European Public Prosecutor's Office.
Ms Van Veldhoven MP to attend climate summit in New York
Ms Stientje van Veldhoven, member of the House of Representatives, will attend the United Nations Climate Summit in New York, on 23 September, as rapporteur on behalf of the standing committee on Infrastructure and the Environment. At the Climate Summit, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon will urge the Member States to do more about climate change. He will also promote the UN climate negotiations.
The Tweede Kamer opens its doors for Heritage Day
Saturday 13th September, the Tweede Kamer opens its doors for Heritage Day (Open Monumentendag). Visitors are welcome to see the Old Chamber and Stadholder’s Room.