House of Representatives news

Speaker asks for greater influence for national parliaments in EU legislative process

Monday 7 April, the Speaker of the Netherlands’ House of Representatives, Anouchka van Miltenburg, addressed her European colleagues at the Conference of Speakers of European Union Parliaments, in Vilnius. In her keynote speech she asked for augmentation of the EU legislative process that would allow National Parliaments to be of greater influence.

Van Miltenburg speeching

Mr Ard van der Steur rapporteur on European Public Prosecutor's Office

On 19 February 2014 the standing committee on Security and Justice appointed Mr Ard van der Steur rapporteur. On behalf of the House he will monitor the negotiation process with regard to the EU-proposal for the establishment of a European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO). The House of Representatives is against this proposal.

Ard van der Steur

Explore House buildings with Google Streetview

You can now virtually explore the Dutch House of Representatives premises. Google Streetview added some of the most important rooms of the Tweede Kamer to its three-dimensional maps.

The plenary hall on Google Streetview

Veterans visit Parliament

Dutch army veterans visited both chambers of the Parliament on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 November.  

Veterans in the House

General financial debate

On  October 16 and 17 the House of Representatives held the yearly  general financial debate, in which the financial experts of the various political groups discussed the National Budget with the minister of Finance. 

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