Amsterdam councilor: provisional majority against green plans

According to the city council, the new policy, the Main Green Structure, guarantees the protection and strengthening of greenery in the city. A group of Amsterdam residents disagreed and organized a referendum. They believe the plans are too flexible and actually offer less protected green areas. Van Dantzig congratulates the initiators in his message and … Read more

Taxpayers Association happy with Supreme Court ruling

The current Section 3 capital gains tax, or savings tax, “still violates the treaty’s prohibition on discrimination and the fundamental right to property,” according to the Supreme Court. According to De Vries, this is good news for the more than two million Dutch people who have to face the tax. “Their rights are guaranteed,” says … Read more

House demands NZa suspend controversial mental health care project – end of database appears near

The Dutch Health Authority (NZa) would have preferred to quietly collect detailed data from 800,000 mental health patients. Data about your mental problems, depression, disorders, addictions, but also about your sexual desires. Mental health professionals who do not provide this data could be fined, the health system regulator threatened in 2022. But things turned out … Read more

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