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Police and the mayor of a sleepy Dutch town "failed" in their handling of a riot triggered when thousands attended a party after receiving a Facebook invitation meant to be private, a probe found on Friday. Some 4 000 revellers descended onto the
On Thursday, former culture minister Ronald Plasterk became the third candidate, joining Martijn van Dam and Diederik Samsom. All members of the PvdA are allowed to take part in the vote, which will take place in early March.
Tv news programme Nieuwsuur did a poll of provincial members on Monday evening and Samsom and Timmermans came out on top. When Labour party members have voted for their choices, the parliamentary party will make a final choice...Samson According to a
Cohen, the former mayor of Amsterdam, took over the job before the 2010 general election, winning the party 30 seats in parliament, just one less than the ruling VVD. Since then, however, the party's fortunes have plummeted and last week there was
Friday 17 February 2012 There is no question of deep divisions within the parliamentary Labour party about strategy and the leadership issue, party leader Job Cohen told reporters on Thursday evening. Cohen's comments came after a meeting of the PvdA'
In the interview, Cohen and Spekman highlighted the number of similarities between the PvdA and the Socialist Party, leading some commentators to conclude the party planned a shift to the left. But sources told website nu.nl, many senior members are
Labour voted in favour of pension reform and the government's strategy to solve the euro crisis after Geert Wilders' PVV refused to support the cabinet line. However, Cohen said in the interview he did not plan to help the cabinet 'make more cuts'.
The new round of government spending cuts will force Wilders to choose between power and his supporters, Cohen said. The PVV is not officially part of the government but has agreed to support the minority cabinet on economic policy in return for
We must do something,' the Volkskrant quotes Cohen as saying. Cohen made the comment after meeting housing sector experts to discuss the current crisis. Prime minister Mark Rutte is 'irresponsible' to refuse to consider changes to the mortgage tax
Ploumen, who was announcing her departure from the job, told last Tuesday's Volkskrant Cohen is not visible enough and must play a more prominent role. Cohen said he had heard the criticism about his invisibility but that it is another matter