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.
30 July 2014
On 29 July 2014 the standing committee on Foreign Affairs, the standing committee on Defence and the standing committee on Security and Justice engaged in a debate with Mr Frans Timmermans, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, Minister of Defence, and Mr Ivo Opstelten, Minister of Security and Justice, about the current situation surrounding the Flight MH17 disaster.Read the English summary of the report of the debate in the attached document.
29 July 2014
On Monday 28 July 2014, a briefing at civil service level took place in which the standing committee on Foreign Affairs, the standing committee on Security and Justice and the standing committee on Defence were informed by Mr Dick Schoof, National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism (NCTV), General Tom Middendorp, Chief of the Netherlands Defence Staff (CdS), Mr Gerard Bouman, Chief Constable of the National Police Force, and Ms Marisa Gerards, deputy secretary-general for Political Affairs (DGPZ) of the ministry of Foreign Affairs, about the state of affairs concerning the Flight MH17 disaster.
28 July 2014
On Monday 28 July 2014 the standing committee on Foreign Affairs, the standing committee on Security and Justice and the standing committee on Defence held a procedural meeting about the repatriation mission. The outcome? A briefing at civil service level to be held on Monday afternoon and a committee debate with the Cabinet on Tuesday 29 July.
26 July 2014
On Friday 25 July, the standing committee on Foreign Affairs, was informed about the current situation with regard to the MH17 disaster.