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Netherlands to hand out iodine pills in case of nuclear accident

29 April 2016 | 0 comments

The Dutch government has ordered 15 million iodine pills to protect people living near nuclear plants in case of an accident, officials said Friday, as concerns rise over ageing reactors across the border...

Secret service can hack innocent people to reach target: Volkskrant

29 April 2016 | 0 comments

The new law giving greater powers to the secret service to intercept internet traffic will allow officials to hack innocent people despite protests by privacy groups, the Volkskrant said on Friday.

Report on The Hague police ethnic profiling under fire

29 April 2016 | 0 comments

Councillors in The Hague are questioning the reliability of a report into potential ethnic profiling by the city’s police after claims that it was manipulated, the AD said on Friday.

Most freelancers unaware of end of VAR certification issues

29 April 2016 | 0 comments

Two thirds of freelancers in the Netherlands have no idea what the end of the VAR certification system will mean for them, according to research carried out for BNR Radio.

Dutch public broadcasters launch web service for refugees and expats

29 April 2016 | 0 comments

Dutch public broadcasters have launched a website where refugees and newcomers to the Netherlands can access on-demand Dutch television programmes and videos.

Younger than you look? Scientists identify gene nobody wants

28 April 2016 | 0 comments

It's no secret that good genes can explain why some people age well. But researchers said Thursday they have identified a specific gene variant that can make people look about two years older than their...

Millions of Dutch celebrate King’s Day, but monarchy is less popular

28 April 2016 | 0 comments

Hundreds of thousands of people in the Netherlands are celebrating King’s Day on Wednesday.

Half Dutch households have switched energy supplier since liberalisation

28 April 2016 | 0 comments

Some 15% of Dutch households switched energy supplier last year, well above the European average of 6%, according to new figures from the consumer and markets authority ACM.

Health insurers are losing money on basic policies: NRC

28 April 2016 | 0 comments

Health insurance companies are making a loss on their basic policies because they are not charging high enough premiums, the NRC said on Thursday.

Fewer birthday honours, oldest recipient is 97

27 April 2016 | 0 comments

Television presenters Loretta Schrijver and Natasja Froger are among the 2,755 people awarded a decoration in king Willem-Alexander’s latest honours list on Tuesday.

Dutch border police go outside their remit, check cars for drugs and people

27 April 2016 | 0 comments

Dutch border police are doing more than simply checking for illegal immigrants and refugees when carrying out border checks, according to researchers at Leiden University.

All under-4s to have the right to pre-school daycare

27 April 2016 | 0 comments

Local councils have agreed to provide pre-school daycare places to all children, not just those of working parents, according to social affairs minister Lodewijk Asscher.

Dutch FM warns no safety 'guarantees' for visitors to Turkey

27 April 2016 | 0 comments

Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders has warned the Netherlands cannot guarantee the safety of citizens travelling to Turkey if they have been critical of Turkish leaders.The warning, made during a parliamentary...

Babies born healthier since smoking ban in cafes and restaurants: report

27 April 2016 | 0 comments

Fewer babies with a low birth weight are being born since the introduction of the smoking ban in restaurants and cafes in July 2008.

No Eurogroup Greece meeting Thursday, 'more time needed'

26 April 2016 | 0 comments

Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem said late Tuesday that a mooted Thursday meeting of the eurozone finance ministers will not take place, as Greece's creditors need more time to decide next steps for...

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