PvdA and GroenLinks announced today that the two parties will join the formation table as one faction. And outgoing minister Hugo de Jonge (Public Health) warns the KNVB that stricter measures will be taken if visitors do not comply with the rules.
Lawyer Plasman: According to witnesses, Carlo Heuvelman fell backwards on the edge of a sidewalk
Lawyer Peter Plasman, who represents one of the suspects in the kicking of Carlo Heuvelman to death in Mallorca, says witnesses testified that the victim fell straight backwards onto a curb. That could be the cause of death. “In any case, that will be a discussion,” Plasman told this site. That cause of death will of course become important in court for the charges against the suspects. Read the whole article here.
Record fires in Siberia: threat to climate and protected nature, WWF warns
Fourteen million hectares, 3.5 times the size of the Netherlands, that is the area that was destroyed by fires in Russia this year. Siberia has been particularly hard hit. WWF is sounding the alarm: the fire is at the expense of protected nature and the animals that have their habitat there. For weeks, a thick layer of smoke has hung over Yakuch, the capital of the Siberian province of Yakutia. The scale of the fires, which follow an extremely hot month of June, is ‘unprecedented’, says Gert-Jan Nabuurs, an expert in the field of forests and climate and a professor at Wageningen University. Read the whole article here.
Minister: ‘Football fans must sit on their ass this weekend, otherwise measures will follow’
Outgoing minister Hugo de Jonge (Public Health) gives a ‘clear warning’ to the KNVB, football clubs and football fans. If supporters do not sit neatly in their seats next weekend, “that may be a reason to tighten up the measures again”, according to De Jonge. The Ministry of De Jonge has already called on clubs and municipalities to do more to prevent supporters from clinging together in the stands. At the moment, clubs are allowed to allow two-thirds of the maximum amount of fans into the stadium, provided they have a permanent seat and a corona ticket. But in practice, especially in fanatical subjects, supporters cling together. Read the whole article here.
PvdA and GroenLinks want to join the formation as one bloc: ‘This is something big’
PvdA and GroenLinks really want to enter the formation together, as one negotiating team and with one faction in the House of Representatives when it comes to forming a cabinet. ,,Something special has happened, the collaboration has become close.” PvdA leader Lilianne Ploumen and GroenLinks leader Jesse Klaver announced the striking collaboration this afternoon – after hours of consultation in The Hague. The parties will not merge yet, but the factions (together 17 seats) will operate as one in formation matters. Yet this is not enough for the VVD, a VVD spokesperson said. You can read the whole article here.
The number of positive corona tests has increased by 2,250 in the past 24 hours. This brings the average number per day of the past week to 2385, sixty more than the average amounted to last Friday. The so-called reproduction number of the coronavirus, which indicates how quickly the pathogen spreads, has risen to 0.97. That is 0.05 more than the value reported Tuesday.
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