Kingdom Sanctions Law delayed
WILLEMSTAD, THE HAGUE - The treatment of the Kingdom Sanctions Lawis delayed until the last week of February. The controversial bill was initially for this week on the agenda of the Lower House of the Dutch Parliament.
The reason for the delay is not known, but it is not excluded that the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bert Koenders wants to see whether Parliament of Curaçao will still adopt its own ordinance.
A first version was rejected by the ruling party Pueblo Soberano supported by the opposition party MFK. That was the reason for the former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Frans Timmersmans to rapidly present a Kingdom Sanctions Law to the Dutch parliament.
The bill has broad support in the House. In the meantime, the cabinet Asjes has submitted a custom ordinance to parliament, but it does not seem to find favor with PS and MFK.
These parties fear that Curaçao will lead economic damage as the country joins the European Union’s sanctions against countries that pose a threat to the international legal order.
The parliaments of Aruba and Sint Maarten have agreed to sanction their own ordinance.