Entries by Claudia Marcu

BPV members met with the mayor of Amsterdam

On April17th, the BPV had a meeting with the mayor of Amsterdam. Mrs. Femke Halsema received a group of 18 BPV members in the Ambtswoning on the Herengracht. First, there was a briefing on facts and developments of the city by the head of the department of research, information and statistics, Jeroen Slot. The topics […]

Meeting with Frans Timmermans

  March 25, A meeting with Frans Timmermans is not only very pleasant, but also informative and educative. First vice-president of the European Commission, Timmermans is a cultivated and elegant politician, a refined diplomat who respects his interlocutor and not to mention a true European. Today, during a meeting with the members of the Foreign Press Association […]

BPV-FPA end of year drinks

BPV members, sponsors and friends met at the luxury Canalhouse hotel in de Jordaan in Amsterdam for our end of year’s get together on November 30th . It was a cosy get-together with some forty guests in all in the lobby of the hotel with wonderful home-made Indonesian snacks and finger food. We got a short […]

Noord Zuidlijn – Amsterdam Metro

The BPV members went on May 16, 2018 for a test-drive in the Noord-Zuidlijne in Amsterdam. The new branch of the Amsterdam Metro started in 2002 and will now be opened with a small delay of roughly 7 years, with a total cost of 3.1 billion euro. The construction was challenging, since Amsterdam is basically […]

National Remembrance Day 2018

The 4th May is the annual Dodenherdenking (Remembrance Day) in the Netherlands commemorating those who gave their lives, civilians as well as armed forces, in World War II, when the Netherlands was occupied, plus other conflicts since. Along with the Prime Minister, parliamentarians, other journalists’ organizations, the Hague Council and officials the BPV took part […]

Chief Prosecutor of the Kosovo Tribunal meets with BPV-FPA for the first time

David Schwendiman, Chief Prosecutor of the Kosovo Tribunal, meets with BPV-FPA for the first time The Hague, November 14 At his first meeting with BPV members David Schwendiman, Chief  Prosecutor of the Kosovo Specialist Prosecutor’s Office (SPO), stressed the independence of the prosecutor and his investigation as a key point of  the Kosovo Tribunal. The court […]