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21/08/2014 Unemployment continues to fall, working population shrinks

The official Dutch unemployment rate fell for the third month in a row in July and now totals 8.2 percent of the working population, the national...

21/08/2014 House prices rise for fourth month in a row

House prices rose for the fourth month in a row in July, the Dutch land registry office and national statistics office CBS said on Thursday.

20/08/2014 Economic recovery and jobs top cabinet priority list

The government’s priorities for 2015 are to ensure the economy continues to recover and to create jobs, prime minister Mark Rutte said on Tuesday.

19/08/2014 Council of State to try to speed up Zwarte Piet ruling

The Netherlands’ highest legal body is to decide this week if it can reach a decision on the future of Zwarte Piet before the December 5...

18/08/2014 Defence spending, income tax cuts at centre of budget talks

Negotiations to finalise the government’s 2015 spending plans are focusing on boosting defence spending and cutting income tax, Dutch media...

18/08/2014 Pro-Gaza, anti-extremism demos planned in The Hague

Officials in The Hague expect some form of demonstration will take place outside the defence ministry on Tuesday in support of the people of Gaza,...

15/08/2014 Dispensing chemists charge not to talk to patients

Dispensing chemists are not keeping to rules that they must talk to patients about their medicine for the first time, but are still charging...

 
 
 
 
 
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