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Dutch food producers agree to stop adding sugar to jars of vegetables

27 June 2017 | 0 comments

Food producers have reached agreement with supermarkets to stop putting sugar in jars of summer vegetables from next year, following pressure from consumer groups.

200 Srebrenica veterans sue Dutch state for social, emotional, economic dam...

27 June 2017 | 0 comments

Some 200 Dutch army veterans are suing the Dutch state for compensation for the trauma they suffered after being sent on ‘an impossible mission’ in Srebrenica during the Yugoslavian civil war.

Primary schools open later as teachers strike to close the pay gap

27 June 2017 | 0 comments

Primary schools across the Netherlands will open their doors an hour later on Tuesday as teachers take part in a one-hour strike.

No money to raise teachers’ wages, warn ministers on eve of strike

27 June 2017 | 0 comments

On the eve of a nationwide one-hour strike by primary school teachers, ministers have warned that there is no money available to close the pay gap in the education sector.

Clinics register more cases of sexually transmitted diseases but fewer new...

26 June 2017 | 0 comments

The number of people testing positive for sexually transmitted diseases gonorrhoea, syphilis and chlamydia has risen over the past year, the national health institute RIVM said on Friday.

Peat fire rages in Noord Brabant as code red alert remains in force

26 June 2017 | 0 comments

Firefighters are still trying to contain a peat fire in the Mariapeel national park in Noord Brabant, broadcaster NOS said on Friday morning.

Officials warn against river swimming as three people drown

26 June 2017 | 0 comments

The infrastructure ministry has again warned people seeking to escape the heat not to swim in the country’s bigger rivers.

Dutch terror threat remains ‘substantial’ despite recent wave of attacks

26 June 2017 | 0 comments

The terrorist threat risk in the Netherlands remains ‘substantial’ and will not be increased despite the attacks and attempted attacks in Europe over the past few months, the Dutch counter-terrorism unit NCTV said on Friday.

The Netherlands’ smallest city lets in the developers

23 June 2017 | 0 comments

Miniature metropolis Madurodam is gearing up for some urban development in the face of increased competition.

Indian international school group Amity to open in Amstelveen

23 June 2017 | 0 comments

Indian international school group Amity is opening a branch in Amstelveen and hopes to have 100 pupils by the start of the next academic year, the Parool said on Thursday.

Fewer Dutch children vaccinated for third year in a row

23 June 2017 | 0 comments

With three consecutive years of decreases in standard childhood vaccinations, the Netherlands has dipped below safety standards for the risk of a measles outbreak.

Anglophile Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte ‘hates Brexit from every angle’

23 June 2017 | 0 comments

Prime Minister Mark Rutte has told the BBC that as an Anglophile, ‘I hate Brexit from every angle.’

Utrecht ‘terrorist’ is not a jihadi but a gamer, lawyer claims

22 June 2017 | 0 comments

An 18-year-old youth arrested last week for distributing propaganda for IS has been remanded in custody for two weeks while the investigation continues.

House prices continue to rise, were up nearly 8% in May

22 June 2017 | 0 comments

House prices in the Netherlands were almost 8% higher in May than they were a year ago, the national statistics office CBS said on Wednesday.

MPs will debate extending paternity leave to five days after all

22 June 2017 | 0 comments

A majority of MPs have voted in favour of processing legislation to give new fathers five days paid paternity leave, even though the outgoing government branded it ‘controversial’.



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