26 September 2014
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.
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.
23 July 2014
On Friday 25 July the standing committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives will hold a debate about the flight MH17 disaster, from 10.00 hrs until ca 12.00 hrs.
22 July 2014
A summary report in English of the briefing given by the Dutch Cabinet to the House of Representatives on the MH17 disaster is now available online.
11 July 2014
This week, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the leaders of political parties in the House of Representatives paid a working visit to the Royal Netherlands Navy frigate HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën off the coast of Tanzania.