The threat level for the Netherlands has again been maintained at ‘substantial’. This means that there is a real chance of an attack in the Netherlands. The sheer diversity of actors and the way they interact add to the complexity of the threat. The recent attacks in Tunisia, France and Kuwait show how diffuse the jihadist threat is. This is why it is so vital to keep up our professional efforts and maintain our focus. These recent developments will be taken into account as the Dutch ...
The Netherlands and Morocco will be the new co-chairs of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF). This decision was reached by the members of the GCTF in Doha, Qatar. The Dutch delegation included the NCTV. From this new position the Netherlands and Morocco can work together to direct the fight against terrorism. The Netherlands will replace the United States as co-chair in October, while Morocco will replace Turkey in May 2016.
Today at the international cyber conference, the Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS2015) the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise was launched. The Forum for internet security, of which the secretariat will be based in The Hague, focuses on cybersecurity, cybercrime, dataprotection and e-development. So far 42 countries are committed to participate in the GFCE. The creation of the GFCE is the most important outcome of the two-day cyber conference that is being held on Thursday and Friday. In the ...
Prime minister Mark Rutte opened the Global Conference on Cyberspace 2015 this morning. The goal of the conference held in The Hague is to strengthen global cooperation in field of the internet and cyberspace. At the two-day conference around 1500 participants from a hundred countries will discus these issues.
Dick Schoof is the National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism and Wilma van Dijk the Deputy National Coordinator Security and Counterterrorism.
On 17 July 2014 flight MH17 (Malaysia Airlines) crashed in Ukraine on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. On board were 283 passengers and 15 crew members. Among the passengers are at least 196 Dutch citizens. Statements of the Dutch government are available here.
Information about the National Crisis Centre (NCC) can be found at Crisis management in Themes.