Good morning! Rutte testifies under oath about his time as State Secretary for Social Affairs. And former US president Trump is holding a dinner to raise money for his former lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
First the weather: also today the sun is shining brightly and it will be warm. The mercury will rise to 28 degrees in the northwest to 30 degrees in the east and southeast. There is a weak to at most moderate easterly wind. Also tomorrow and during the weekend it will remain sunny and warm September weather.
Are you going on the road? Here you will find an overview of the activities. And here you can see where work is being done on the track.
What can you expect today?
- Mark Rutte is being questioned as a witness by the parliamentary inquiry committee on Fraud Policy and Services about his time as State Secretary for Social Affairs. The interrogation is about the fraud approach from that time. He will later have to testify at least twice about the fraud policy, including that of his own cabinets.
- In The Hague, mayors, political parties and scientists will discuss the right to demonstrate. With a view to a new occupation of the A12 by Extincion Rebellion, the mayor of The Hague asks Jan van Zanen for support.
- President Trump is hosting a benefit for his former attorney Rudy Giuliani. The former mayor of New York, together with Trump and seventeen others, is being prosecuted in the state of Georgia for a criminal plot to manipulate the results of the presidential election. Giuliani would no longer be able to pay his legal fees.
- The Dutch national team will play the third qualifying match for the 2024 European Championship against Greece in Eindhoven at 8.45 pm. The match can be followed on NPO 3.
What did you miss?
The Council for Child Protection has commissioned an investigation into whether there is discrimination in their work. The advice to families is examined, but also the experiences of employees in the workplace.
The task of the council is to investigate whether children can grow up safely at home. If that is not the case, the council advises a judge to take measures, such as custodial placement or supervision order. “These kinds of measures have a deep impact on family life,” said Iwan Bean, interim director of the Child Protection Council. “That is why it is crucial that we do not discriminate. We must be sure that we give a Dutch family in a similar situation the same advice as a family with a different cultural background.”
Other news from the night:
- Mexico’s highest court upholds the right to abortion: the ruling means that a federal law on abortion must be scrapped.
- Dutch students are living in rooms less and less often: the decline is due to the loan system and the major shortage of student housing, reports the National Student Housing Monitor.
- Prosecutor wants to charge Hunter Biden this month: in June, Hunter Biden seemed to reach a settlement with the judiciary over prohibited gun possession and fraud, but that deal fell through at the last minute.
And then this:
All band members are now at ages when most people might take it easy, but not the Rolling Stones. The rock ‘n’ roll band, which has been active since the 1960s, presented a new album yesterday after eighteen years: Hackney Diamonds.
The band members explained why the album took eighteen years to come: