On March 17, we will go to the polls to elect a new House of Representatives.

Do you think safety is important?

NU.nl has listed what the political parties say in their election programs about the arming of extraordinary investigating officers (boas), shortages in justice, undermining, defense expenditure and radicalization and extremism.

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Arming extraordinary investigating officers (boas)?

VVD:

Yes.

Including a baton or pepper spray.


D66:

No.

Do not use Boas as cops in disguise.

Improve cooperation with the police and give them an emergency button with direct access to the police control room.


PvdA:

No.

They are sufficiently trained and equipped.


GroenLinks:

Not mentioned.


50PLUS:

Not mentioned.


Forum for Democracy:

Not mentioned.

Good cooperation between the police and boas.


PVV:

Not mentioned.


ChristenUnie:

Not mentioned.

More police volunteers, though.


SGP:

Unclear.

However, more uniform rules on powers and equipment are needed.


CDA:

Unclear.

The position and powers of the boa are in need of a "rethink that does justice to their increasingly important task".


THINK:

No.

The monopoly of violence lies with the police.

However, extra training for de-escalation and better cooperation with the police.


SP:

Partly.

Provided they become part of the police organization and receive police training.


Party for the Animals:

No.

Tackle a lack of money and staff in the judiciary?

VVD:

Not mentioned.

More possibilities to settle disputes outside the courtroom.

The Public Prosecution Service (OM) can close deals with suspects more quickly.


D66:

Yes.

Make the judiciary "stress-resistant" with more investment.


PvdA:

Yes.

With a stable and sufficient budget, also for digitization.


GroenLinks:

Yes.

The judiciary and the Public Prosecution Service will receive more resources.


50PLUS:

Not mentioned.


Forum for Democracy:

Not mentioned.


PVV:

Not mentioned.


ChristenUnie:

Yes.

Capacity and financial resources must be in line with increasingly complex rules.


SGP:

Partly.

More budget for the Public Prosecution Service, because lead times are too long.


CDA:

Yes.

Judiciary is an important public task.


THINK:

Not mentioned.


SP:

Yes.

Many declarations remain on the shelf for too long.


Party for the Animals:

Yes.

Financial problems in the judiciary are solved and we are reversing cutbacks.

Prevent undermining (mixing of the upper and the underworld)?

VVD:

Yes.

The earnings model of drug criminals must be undermined and undermining crime must be tackled harder and more creatively.


D66:

Yes.

Investing in an effective fight against official corruption.


PvdA:

Yes.

Expand broad offensive against subversive crime.

Better information provision for mayors.


GroenLinks:

Yes.

Hard and long-term cooperation between the Public Prosecution Service, the Tax and Customs Administration, municipalities and housing corporations.


50PLUS:

Not mentioned.

However, an expansion of the police force and investigative capacity.


Forum for Democracy:

Not mentioned.

However, more capacity and powers to tackle organized crime.


PVV:

Not mentioned.

A tough approach to drug crime.


ChristenUnie:

Yes.

With a comprehensive Delta Plan against undermining crime.


SGP:

Yes.

Invest more in combating this and increase specialist knowledge of the police and the judiciary.


CDA:

Yes.

Introduction of the Delta Plan on Undermining with all relevant parties: from the police to banks and from municipalities to the business community.


THINK:

Not mentioned.


SP:

Fight undermining of government by criminals.

Taking more money from convicted criminals.


Party for the Animals:

Not mentioned.

More or less money to Defense?

VVD:

More.

A substantial increase of the defense budget to the NATO average.

Increase towards the NATO standard of 2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) when the economy recovers.


D66:

More.

Increase defense expenditure towards the European average of GDP.

Working towards a European armed forces.


PvdA:

More.

This is in line with the constitutional task of protecting the international legal order and our NATO tasks.


GroenLinks:

Unclear.

Working towards a European armed forces.

Also invest in the Royal Navy to protect the Caribbean part of the Kingdom and to combat online war.


50PLUS:

Unclear.

NATO remains the cornerstone of Dutch security policy.


Forum for Democracy:

More.

Increase defense budget to 2 percent of GDP.


PVV:

Unclear.

No pointless investments in the JSF, but better pay and better care for the military.


ChristenUnie:

More.

In the coming years, defense expenditure of 1.5 percent of GDP.

To meet the NATO standard in the long term.


SGP:

More.

NATO standard of 2 percent of GDP is set by law as a target standard.


CDA:

More.

Raise defense spending to a NATO standard of 2 percent of GDP in ten years.


THINK:

Less.

NATO standard of 2 percent is dropped.

More focus on diplomatic relations.


SP:

Less.

Stop permanent wars, invest in education instead of submarines.


Party for the Animals:

Less.

Stop supporting combat missions and no new large equipment, such as submarines or fighter jets.

Tackling radicalization and extremism?

VVD:

Security comes first in the fight against radicalization and terrorism, even if the freedom of expression of hate preachers or the freedom of religion must be curtailed.


D66:

Combating terrorism and extremism must take place as much as possible in a European context.

Only together can terrorism and extremism be tackled effectively.


PvdA:

Support parents, teachers and youth workers to recognize radicalization earlier.

Intelligence services in Europe will work together better to make a fist against international insecurity.


GroenLinks:

The emphasis is on targeted intelligence gathering instead of mass surveillance.

Prevention also starts with the community police officer.

Stricter supervision of terrorist financing.


50PLUS:

Not mentioned.


Forum for Democracy:

Tackling cross-border crime and terrorism by reintroducing border controls.


PVV:

Preventative detention of jihadists and sympathizers through administrative detention.


ChristenUnie:

No platform for hate preachers, prevention through schools and in the neighborhood.

A robust budget for intelligence and security services.


SGP:

The financing of security services must be fixed for several years.

More attention for border security.

Capital punishment can be introduced for terrorist offenses.


CDA:

Remain alert to the risks of attacks and terrorism through an integrated approach to early identification, criminal prosecution and administrative measures.


THINK:

Continue prevention of radicalization, action plan against right-wing extremist terrorism.

Securing mosques.


SP:

Protect democracy and freedom from extreme right-wing groups and extreme Salafists.

Recruiters and hate preachers must be banned or prosecuted.

Do not allow funding of political and religious organizations from abroad.


Party for the Animals:

Not mentioned.