• European Commission to visit the States General on 7 January 2016

    7 January 2016

    On 7 January 2016, the Dutch parliament will meet the European Commission. The meeting is taking place against the backdrop of the Dutch EU Presidency in the first six months of 2016.

  • Ms Anouchka van Miltenburg, Speaker of the House resigns

    12 December 2015

    Following the strong statements by the Oosting Committee and the continuing publicity regarding Ms van Miltenburg personally, Ms van Miltenburg has decided to resign from her position, effective immediately. Ms van Miltenburg will remain as Member of Parliament for the VVD (People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy).

  • The Parliamentary dimension of the Netherlands EU Presidency

    27 November 2015

    From January to June 2016 the Netherlands will hold the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The States-General will play a major role during this Presidency. In a press conference on Tuesday 24 November, the President of the Senate, Ankie Broekers-Knol, and her House of Representatives counterpart, Anouchka van Miltenburg, announced the conference dates and programmes.

  • Debate about the Paris attacks

    27 November 2015

    On Thursday 19 November 2015, the House had a debate about the Paris attacks. The spokespersons of the parliamentary groups wanted to hear from Prime Minister Mark Rutte, minister Ard van der Steur (Security and Justice) and minister Lodewijk Asscher (Social Affairs and Employment) what the consequences of the violence in the French capital are for the policy of the Dutch Government.

  • Live streaming of meetings updated

    12 November 2015

    The live streaming of meetings at www.tweedekamer.nl has been updated. This makes it easier for you to follow the meetings of the House of Representatives on your computer or mobile device.

  • ECPRD Seminar in The Hague

    4 November 2015

    On 5 and 6 November, the Eerste Kamer and Tweede Kamer (the Dutch Senate and House of Representatives) host a ECPRD seminar titled “The practicalities, advantages and disadvantages of unicameral and bicameral parliamentary systems”.

  • Parliamentary investigation into a broad definition of welfare

    29 October 2015

    The Temporary Committee on a Broad Definition of Welfare investigates the way GDP is measured and explores measures of welfare in a broad sense.

  • Special joint meeting of both chambers of Parliament

    15 October 2015

    On Friday 16 October a special joint meeting took place in the Hall of Knights. On that that day it was exactly 200 years since both chambers held a joint meeting in The Hague for the first time.

  • Special guided tours from October 2015 until the end of January 2016

    30 September 2015

    As of October 2015 you can go on several special guided tours of the premises of the House of Representatives, which are given in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the House. Until the end of January 2016 you can join these guided tours, which have three different themes. Make sure to book on time, because the number of places on the tours is limited.

  • Renata Voss sworn in as Secretary General of the House of Representatives

    1 September 2015

    On 1 september 2015 Ms (Renata) Voss was sworn in as Secretary General of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands. Since 1 July 2015 she had been in office as succeeding Secretary General.

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