Wednesday, January 25, 2017

New Book: Minister of Justice Withheld Key Information from Parliament

A new book by journalist Bas Haan claims that Ard van der Steur Minister of Security and Justice [VVD] has withheld crucial information from parliament both when he was a parliamentarian and as minister.  Haan revealed that in March 2015 Van der Steur suggested in a secret email that parliament should not be fully informed about a deal the prosecution made with a criminal.  A debate in parliament will determine whether Vad der Steur can keep his position.  One should be aware that in mid-March there will be parliamentary elections in the Netherlands.

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