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29 July 2022

CETA is a disaster for people, animals and the environment

Last week, the Dutch Senate has been debating the ratification of the CETA treaty. This free trade and investment treaty with Canada is highly controversial. Organisations from the trade union movement to the Consumers' Association, and from the environmental movement to various farmers' organisations, called on politicians not to agree.

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5 July 2022

SP proposes new law for a binding corrective referendum

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A majority of the people in The Netherlands want to have more influence on important political issues. A binding corrective referendum is a useful democratic tool for this. It gives people the opportunity to call back administrators if decisions have been taken to which a majority in the country is opposed. The SP therefore proposed that the binding corrective referendum be included in the Constitution.

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23 June 2022

Kox receives King Willem Alexander and relatives of MH17 victims in Strasbourg

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On Thursday, the Council of Europe received King Willem Alexander in Strasbourg. The King was invited to the Palace of Europe to address the Parliamentary Assembly. Tiny Kox, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, received the King in his office in the morning. They talked about the MH17 disaster debate that was to take place that day. Some relatives of victims of the MH17 disaster were present at the debate. They too were received in the morning by Kox, where they talked about the realisation and consequences of the report.

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20 June 2022

PACE President Kox urges members not to get used to the war in Ukraine

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In his opening speech of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe summer session, President and SP-Senator Tiny Kox invited members to hold a minute of silence for all the victims of the war in Ukraine, urging them to help end the suffering of the Ukrainian people and to continue showing solidarity.

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19 June 2022

SP presents emergency plan to restore purchasing power

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More and more people are having trouble paying their bills. Even as costs rise, our salaries, benefits and OAP pension have been falling behind for years. Grocery shopping, gas and electric, filling up the tank, rent, everything is becoming more and more expensive, which has led to an increasing number of people having problems.

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3 June 2022

Tiny Kox's reaction on 100 days of war in Europe: stop the war, restore peace, let justice be done

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In a statement on the 100th day of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, SP-senator and President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Tiny Kox has again called on the Russian authorities to immediately bring the war to an end and issued a strong appeal for the restoration of peace with justice.

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