In February 2012, the lower house of the Dutch parliament approved an act requiring the compulsory rotation of auditors of Dutch public interest entities (PIEs) after eight years and restricting the other services that audit firms could offer to PIEs which they are auditing. Before it can become law the proposal has also to be approved the Senate, which did not consider the act before parliament was dissolved ahead of the parliamentary election in September. Although it is not yet clear whether the act will be adopted by the new Dutch parliament, the vote in favor of compulsory rotations of auditors in the Netherlands has fuelled the debate on the European Commission’s proposals for a new Audit Directive and Regulation.