Published On: Mon, Oct 5th, 2015

PvdA wants to repair Statute with old proposal

Roelof-Van-LaarWILLEMSTAD – The Dutch labor party PvdA, wants to use a former bill proposal to set aside the general measures against Curaçao, Aruba and Sint Maarten. This is according to the Dutch Member of Parliament for the PvdA, Roelof van Laar in a letter to the President of the Dutch House of Representatives, Van Miltenburg.

The initiative bill was introduced in 2000 to fix a flaw in the Statute of the Kingdom. This will avoid that the Kingdom Council of Ministers may impose mandatory general measures without the parliaments of the countries having to say something about it.

The bill could then count on strong support in the House, but because of the fall of the then government of the Netherlands Cabinet Kok 2, it fell into oblivion.


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