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Council of State
By Edition On Friday, April 13th, 2018

Council of State: Dispute Regulation still necessary

THE HAGUE - The continued differences of opinion within the Dutch Kingdom underscore the need for the introduction of a Dispute Regulation (“geschillenregeling”), according to Council of State. In its 2017 annual More...

Council of States
By Edition On Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Council of State still without state councils of Curaçao and Sint Maarten

THE HAGUE - The Council of State of the Kingdom has had to work for years without representatives of Curaçao and Sint Maarten, reports Rene Zwart of ABCmediaonline. Vice-President Piet Hein Donner thinks that is More...

By Edition On Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Prime Minister visits Vice President Council of State

THE HAGUE - On Tuesday, February 20, Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath paid a visit to Vice-President of the Council of State in The Hague, Mr. Piet Hein Donner. It was a pleasant and constructive conversation in More...

Koningin opent huisvesting Raad van State
By Edition On Friday, October 6th, 2017

80/20 regulation off the table for good

WILLEMSTAD - The 80/20 regulation of the Pueblo Soberano is definitely of the table. This is according to the Council of State in the Netherlands. This entity investigates any law not signed by the Governor. The More...

Council of States
By Edition On Friday, April 7th, 2017

Autonomy not meant to relax on essential values

THE HAGUE - Autonomy provides the Dutch Caribbean countries the tools to tackle social issues in the manner that they wish to do so. However, autonomy is “not meant to do nothing when the essential values of More...

Council of States
By Edition On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

No Dutch voting rights for Dutch Caribbean residents

Council of State finds test case ungrounded THE HAGUE - Aruba resident Lincoln Gomez lost his appeal at the Council of State in the Netherlands in an effort to obtain voting rights for the March 2017 elections of More...

Council of States
By Edition On Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
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Grant all Parliaments right of initiative Kingdom laws

THE HAGUE - The Kingdom Council of State has advised against the right of initiative for individual Members of the Parliaments of Aruba, Curaçao and St. Maarten to submit a Kingdom Law proposal. Instead, the right More...

By Edition On Monday, June 27th, 2016

Age Bakker appointed as councilor at Council of State

THE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD – Professor Age Bakker has been appointed as State Councilor Extraordinaire at the Council of State of the Dutch Kingdom. His appointment is related to the independent budgetary surveillance More...

Rene Herde
By Edition On Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Compromise dispute agreement within reach

THE HAGUE - The countries of the Kingdom Inter-Parliamentary Consultation (IPKO) in The Hague seem to have reached a compromise for a dispute agreement. Aruba has made a proposal to allow the settlement of disputes More...

By Edition On Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Curaçao wants end to financial supervision

WILLEMSTAD - Curacao wants an end to the financial supervision after this year. That became clear recently during the hearing of the Council of State, where Curaçao government filed a complaint against the Kingdom More...