Good morning! Informer Remkes talks to the party leaders of VVD, D66 and CDA and their secondants about the formation of a minority cabinet in Hilversum. And in Washington, protesters take to the streets to show support for Capitol stormers.
First the weather: this morning it starts mostly grey and local foggy. This afternoon there is regular sun and it stays dry at about 21 degrees and low wind. Sunday and early next week, it usually stays dry with a mix of clouds and sun.
Are you going on the road? Here you can find the list of traffic jams and operations. Check the train timetable here.
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What did you miss?
Secretary of State Block House of VWS has provided a grant of almost two million euros to an organisation for aid to unintentionally pregnant women, despite warnings from officials that this may have been unlawful. NRC reports that based on documents requested by Bureau Clara Wichmann.
It is Siriz, an organization founded in 2010 by the Association for the Protection of the Unborn Child. Since 2014, the organization has received one and a half million euros per year at the SGPs insistence. In an internal note, according to NRC, an official writes that the SGP “wanted to bring in something ethically” in exchange for support for Rutte II cabinet in the House of Representatives. PvdA and VVD supported the amendment granting the grant. The money was provided, among other things, information.
Other news from the night:
And then this:
A regional security meeting in Tajikistan began for attendees in a special garden. No plants, but just fruit.