8 December 2014
National parliaments have gradually increased their influence on Europe. Many parliaments actively use the tools provided by the Lisbon Treaty.
13 November 2014
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’13 November 2014
On Thursday 30 October the Parliamentary Committee of Inquiry into Housing Associations presented its final report ‘A Long Way from Home’.
27 October 2014
On Thursday 30 October 2014 at 13.30 pm, the Parliamentary Committee of Inquiry into Housing Associations will present its final report.
15 October 2014
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.
1 October 2014
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.
26 September 2014
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 Paris26 September 2014
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.
22 September 2014
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.
11 August 2014
On Monday 11 August from 14.00 to ca 16.00 hrs the standing committee on Foreign Affairs, the standing committee on Security and Justice and the standing committee on Defence were given a technical briefing on the repatriation mission.