There is no place in the Netherlands for hate speech or for extremism. The jihadist movement goes against everything that our democracy represents. These are some of the key points made by Minster of Social Affairs and Employment Lodewijk Asscher and Minister of Security and Justice Ivo Opstelten in a letter to the Dutch Parliament presenting ‘The Netherlands comprehensive action programme to combat jihadism’. This action programme aims to protect democracy and the rule of law, counter and ...
The threat level in the Netherlands remains ‘substantial’. The departure and return of jihadists poses an ongoing threat to the Netherlands’ security and legal order.
Developments like the attempted takeover of KPN and the crisis in Ukraine have highlighted the political importance of economic security. Against this backdrop, an interministerial working group led by the National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism (NCTV), and including the participation of the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW), has examined whether there are sufficient safeguards in place to protect national security interests in the case of investment ...
On 17 July flight MH17 (Malaysia Airlines) crashed in Ukraine on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. On board were 283 passengers and 15 crew members. Among the passengers are at least 189 Dutch citizens. Statements of the Dutch government are available here.
Information about the National Crisis Centre (NCC) can be found at Crisis management in Themes A-Z.