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Dutch government to start selling ABN Amro this year

Dutch government to start selling ABN Amro this year

22 May 2015 | 0 comments

The Dutch government decided Friday to start selling state-owned bank ABN Amro seven years after it was nationalised during the financial crisis."A first part will be sold from the fourth quarter," Finance...

Dutch cabinet backs partial Islamic burqa ban

Dutch cabinet backs partial Islamic burqa ban

22 May 2015 | 0 comments

The Dutch cabinet on Friday approved a partial ban on wearing the face-covering Islamic veil, including in schools, hospitals and on public transport."Face-covering clothing will in future not be accepted...

Dutch cabinet backs partial Islamic burqa ban

Dutch cabinet backs partial Islamic burqa ban

22 May 2015 | 0 comments

The Dutch cabinet on Friday approved a partial ban on wearing the face-covering Islamic veil, including in schools, hospitals and on public transport."Face-covering clothing will in future not be accepted...

Dutch government to start selling ABN Amro later this year

Dutch government to start selling ABN Amro later this year

22 May 2015 | 0 comments

The Dutch government decided Friday to start selling state-owned bank ABN Amro seven years after it was nationalised during the financial crisis, Dutch media reported.The decision to sell 20-30 percent...

Decision on ABN Amro sale expected Friday: reports

Decision on ABN Amro sale expected Friday: reports

22 May 2015 | 0 comments

The Dutch government is expected to decide Friday on when to sell state-owned bank ABN Amro seven years after it was nationalised during the financial crisis, Dutch media reported.The sale on the stock...

Dutch navy nets six tonnes of cannabis in the Caribbean

21 May 2015 | 0 comments

The Dutch navy seized six tonnes of cannabis hidden on a fishing boat while patrolling the Caribbean, the defence ministry said Thursday, describing it as "the biggest haul to date"."The Dutch navy found...

Eurovision, a stage for geopolitical conflicts?

21 May 2015 | 0 comments

Behind the kitsch, glitz and smoke machines of the Eurovision Song Contest -- hosted Saturday by Vienna -- hide more serious international geopolitical tensions, says the creator of the world's first university course on the popular music competition.

British queen lends 20 works of art to Mauritshuis museum

British queen lends 20 works of art to Mauritshuis museum

21 May 2015 | 0 comments

Britain’s queen Elizabeth is lending 20 works of art from her private collection to the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague for a three-month exhibition.

Ministers should cool off before working for banks: Dutch finance minister

Ministers should cool off before working for banks: Dutch finance minister

21 May 2015 | 0 comments

There needs to be a cooling-off period before politicians can take up new jobs in the private sector, said finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem.

High street chain Hema posts EUR 190m loss in 2014

High street chain Hema posts EUR 190m loss in 2014

21 May 2015 | 0 comments

Dutch high street company Hema posted a loss of just under EUR 190m in 2014, up sharply on 2013.

Dutch millionaires’ assets return to pre-crisis levels

Dutch millionaires’ assets return to pre-crisis levels

21 May 2015 | 0 comments

Dutch millionaires’ assets have now returned to their 2008 level, according to research by private bank Van Lanschot.

NSA had ‘particular interest’ in Dutch internet traffic

NSA had ‘particular interest’ in Dutch internet traffic

21 May 2015 | 0 comments

An Austrian green party politician is claiming the American secret service NSA had a particular interest in the Netherlands and that it was top of a NSA priority list.

Dutch doctor who gave wrong diagnoses could face longer sentence

Dutch doctor who gave wrong diagnoses could face longer sentence

20 May 2015 | 0 comments

Prosecutors in the Netherlands on Wednesday called for a longer prison term for a former neurologist convicted for giving wrong diagnoses, which led one patient to commit suicide.Ernst Jansen Steur "mistreated...

Greece bailout talks 'progressing': Dijsselbloem

Greece bailout talks 'progressing': Dijsselbloem

19 May 2015 | 0 comments

Intensive talks on a loan deal with debt-strapped Greece are "making progress", Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem said Tuesday."We are intensively busy with the Greeks and we are making progress,...

Dutch threaten UberPOP with million-euro fine

Dutch threaten UberPOP with million-euro fine

19 May 2015 | 0 comments

Dutch authorities on Tuesday said they have raised the amount they can fine UberPOP to one million euros ($1,12 million) after the taxi service paid out the previous maximum of 100,000 euros."We have...

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