• President of the House of Representatives receives scout's report

    27 March 2017

    On 27 March, the President of the House of Representatives, Khadija Arib, received the report of scout Edith Schippers.

  • New House of Representatives

    23 March 2017

    On March 23, the new House of Representatives was sworn in. All 150 MP's took either the oath or the affirmation.

  • Edith Schippers appointed as 'scout' for formation of new Cabinet 2017

    16 March 2017

    Edith Schippers has been asked to explore the various options for forming a new Cabinet based on the preliminary election result. Edith Schippers has been nominated by the intended chair of the parliamentary group of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD).

  • Debate about Europe

    14 February 2017

    National level where possible, European level where necessary. That is the Cabinet's stance on European cooperation. On Thursday 9 february 2017 the House of Representatives had a debate with Foreign Minister Mr Bert Koenders and Prime Minister Mr Mark Rutte about the State of the European Union. Dutch members of the European Parliament also took the floor in this annual debate in the Plenary Hall of the House of Representatives.

  • MP's gather information about Brexit in London

    8 February 2017

    What impact will Brexit, the UK's exit from the European Union, have on the Netherlands? The standing committee on European affairs want to get a clear picture of this. That is why on Monday 6 February 2017 a delegation of the committee visited London. The programme included talks with representatives from international think tanks, British parliamentarians and the Minster of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union, Mr David Jones.

  • European priorities for 2017

    3 January 2017

    Which issues will the European Commission focus on in 2017? Which of these priorities will be given special attention by the House of Representatives? On Tuesday 20 December 2016, the House drew up it annual list of European priorities, by means of a vote in the Plenary Hall.

  • Parliamentary committee of inquiry into Tax structures is set to work

    21 December 2016

    The House of Representatives will conduct its very first parliamentary interrogation, a recently introduced shortened parliamentary inquiry. On Wednesday 14 December 2016 the Parliamentary committee of inquiry into Tax structures designated Mr Ed Groot to chair the committee.

  • Download app 'Debat Direct'

    2 December 2016

    The Dutch House of Representatives has a new app: Debat Direct (Debate Direct). With Debat Direct, a single click allows you to watch debates in the Dutch House of Representatives live on your smartphone, tablet or computer.

  • Dutch MPs acting as observers at US presidential elections

    8 November 2016

    On Tuesday 8 November 2016 Dutch MPs Harry van Bommel (Socialist Party) and Fred Teeven (liberal VVD) were active as observers at the US presidential elections. They took part in an election observation mission carried out by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), monitoring a fair course of the electoral contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

  • Hearing with Dutch-Turkish organizations

    13 October 2016

    In order to gain more insight into the Dutch-Turkish community the standing committee on Social Affairs and Employment organised a hearing with various representatives from Dutch-Turkish organizations on 10 October 2016. On Wednesday 5 October a round-table discussion had already been held with experts and scientists.

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