National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism | National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism


  • Threat to the Netherlands remains substantial; troubling developments continue


    The implementation of the plan of action for jihadism is well under way. So far, 52 passports have been revoked. Thirty-three jihadism-related cases involving children have been reported. In 25 of those cases, the children were possibly going to be taken out of the country by their families, and 8 were minors who potentially intended to travel abroad on their own. Since the plan of action was presented, five people have had their financial assets frozen, and the payment of social benefits and ...

  • Wilma van Dijk appointed Deputy National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism


    Wilma van Dijk has been appointed Deputy National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism. She will take up her new position on 1 October 2014 and will combine it with her current role as Director of Cyber Security.

  • Dutch government strengthens actions to combat jihadism and radicalisation


    There is no place in the Netherlands for hate speech or for extremism. The jihadist movement goes against everything that our democracy represents. These are some of the key points made by Minster of Social Affairs and Employment Lodewijk Asscher and Minister of Security and Justice Ivo Opstelten in a letter to the Dutch Parliament presenting ‘The Netherlands comprehensive action programme to combat jihadism’. This action programme aims to protect democracy and the rule of law, counter and ...

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  • MH17 incident

    On 17 July 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 189 Dutch citizens. Statements of the Dutch government are available here.

  • National Crisis Centre

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    Information about the National Crisis Centre (NCC) can be found at Crisis management in Themes A-Z.