Right-wing parties dominate first post-election debate
De Volkskrant, page
If Dutch politics has a heart, at the moment it is beating on the right. The new parliament yesterday debated the election results and the division of roles immediately became clear. The debate started with a fierce verbal duel between the ‘big three’ on the right, Mark Rutte, Sybrand Buma and Geert Wilders, and ended with an invective, partly in Latin, from the new right-wing provocateur, Thierry Baudet.
Martin Weber, the leader of the EVP faction in the European Parliament, has written to Jeroen Dijsselbloem saying he should resign as chairman of the Eurogroup. The letter is signed by more than 70 members of the European Parliament from almost every faction and from a total of 15 member states.
Tax authorities release memo on controversial tax rulings
For the first time the tax authorities have provided insight into the ways in which the Netherlands facilitates international tax avoidance. Trouw was given access to a confidential memo in which civil servants working for the tax authorities describe the most common arrangements made with companies.
SER recommends ‘personal learning account’ for workers
Financiele Dagblad, page
The Social and Economic Council (SER) will publish an advisory report today with a latest attempt to promote lifelong learning. After reading the new report, which has been seen by Financieele Dagblad, Peter van Lieshout, professor of social sciences at the University of Utrecht, says that it is superficial. ‘It is a small step forward. The council totally avoids the controversial issues.’
GroenLinks worker in hiding after threats over ‘stone Wilders’ Tweet
NRC Handelsblad, page
Blogger and feminist activist, Anne-Fleur Dekker (22), has gone into hiding because of threats she received after PVV leader Geert Wilders, among others, had shared an inaccurate report about her on Facebook.