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Storm wreaks up to €10 million in damage

27 February 2017 | 0 comments

The storm that caused travel havoc and a death in Belgium wreaked up to €10 million in damage in the Netherlands, reported NOS on Friday.

Albert Heijn follows Jumbo with in-supermarket cafes

27 February 2017 | 0 comments

Leading supermarket group Albert Heijn is following its rival Jumbo in opening coffee shops and restaurants in its supermarkets.

New checks for Wilders’ security detail but no crime gang involved

27 February 2017 | 0 comments

Everyone involved in the security around PVV leader Geert Wilders is to undergo a new screening, police chiefs said in a statement on Saturday.

MPs back participation declaration to uphold Dutch values

27 February 2017 | 0 comments

MPs on Thursday voted in favour of requiring everyone who has to go through the compulsory integration process (inburgering) to sign a document declaring they will uphold Dutch values.

Dutch supreme court slams tax office over company car checks

27 February 2017 | 0 comments

The tax office must stop checking car number plates recorded on police motorway cameras in their efforts to catch people who cheat on their company car allowance, the supreme court said on Friday.

Shell plans $300 mn investment in Argentina shale

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

Shell has confirmed it will invest $300 million to develop a shale oil and gas reserve in southern Argentina, executives said Friday.Argentina oil company YPF said in a statement it would partner with...

Dutch corporate takeover defences tough to breach

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

Corporate takeovers can be tricky in the Netherlands, as US food giant Kraft Heinz found out before performing a sudden U-turn in its surprise move on Unilever, experts say.

Dutch MPs back compromise to ratify EU-Ukraine pact

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

Dutch MPs have backed a hard-won compromise deal ratifying an amended EU-Ukraine pact which was rejected in a controversial referendum last year.In a majority vote of 89 for and 55 against, the lower...

Home births out of favour with Dutch mums; just 13% stick with tradition

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

Home births are becoming increasingly rare in the Netherlands, the AD writes.

Storm disrupts train and air travel, plane crashes off runway at Schiphol

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

The storm which swept over the Netherlands on Thursday evening led to some problems on the roads but there was no serious disruption to traffic.

Geert Wilders drops public campaigning due to security corruption scandal

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

Geert Wilders has suspended the PVV‘s public election campaign activities because of the corruption scandal involving a key official in the police protection squad.

Sharp rise in British students heading for Maastricht as Brexit bites

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

There has been a 20% surge in the number of British students applying to study at Maastricht University, management board chairman Martin Paul has told radio station BNR.

Hard landing as plane skids on Dutch runway in raging winds

23 February 2017 | 0 comments

A passenger plane skidded along a runway at Amsterdam's busy airport Thursday as its landing gear collapsed on hitting the ground during heavy winds, but no passengers were injured, officials told AFP.Video...

Verhoeven teams with 'Elle' writer for new film

23 February 2017 | 0 comments

Dutch director Paul Verhoeven has teamed up with the writer of his hit thriller "Elle" for another movie, the French novelist Philippe Djian confirmed Thursday."I am right in the middle of writing it,...

Wilders halts public activities after security scare

23 February 2017 | 0 comments

Anti-Islam Dutch MP Geert Wilders and his far-right Freedom Party suspended all public activities Thursday after a police agent was arrested for allegedly leaking information about him to a Moroccan gang."Very...



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