The threat level in the Netherlands remains ‘substantial’. The departure and return of jihadists poses an ongoing threat to the Netherlands’ security and legal order.
Developments like the attempted takeover of KPN and the crisis in Ukraine have highlighted the political importance of economic security. Against this backdrop, an interministerial working group led by the National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism (NCTV), and including the participation of the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW), has examined whether there are sufficient safeguards in place to protect national security interests in the case of investment ...
From May to November 2014 the Security Innovation Competition, a cooperation between the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Security and Justice, will take place. The competition’s goal is to stimulate innovation in the security sector and is meant specifically for small and medium enterprises.
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.
Information about the National Crisis Centre (NCC) can be found at Crisis management in Themes A-Z.