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New approach needed to combat Dutch child poverty, says think-tank

24 March 2017 | 0 comments

Some 60% of children in the Netherlands who officially live in poverty have at least one parent with a job, an influential government advisory group said on Thursday.

Next week set to be sunny and warm, especially in the south

24 March 2017 | 0 comments

Spring will really set in next week with temperatures up to 19 degrees in places, weather forecasters said on Thursday.

More sugar please: first Dunkin’ Donuts opens in Amsterdam

24 March 2017 | 0 comments

The first of a possible 160 Dunkin’ Donuts bakery and coffee outlets in the Netherlands opened its doors in Amsterdam on Thursday.

Dutch cities fly flags half mast after London terror attack

24 March 2017 | 0 comments

Several Dutch cities, including Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam and Utrecht, have lowered the flags on council buildings to half mast in solidarity with the people of London following Wednesday’s terrorist attack.

VVD, CDA, D66 and GroenLinks agree to talk further on new cabinet

24 March 2017 | 0 comments

Four parties from across the political spectrum have decided to hold further talks on forming a new government in the Netherlands.

Migrants at risk of drug-resistant TB in Europe

24 March 2017 | 0 comments

In the late 19th century, an estimated one in seven Europeans was dying of tuberculosis,

Wilders remains force to be reckoned with: analysts

24 March 2017 | 0 comments

Geert Wilders may have been beaten into second place in the Dutch elections but the far-right MP will enjoy a magnified role in parliament and remain a force to be reckoned with, analysts said.

Lack of wind, low electricity prices hit wind turbine owners

23 March 2017 | 0 comments

A lack of wind and low electricity prices hit wind turbine owners hard last year, according to new figures from wind power cooperative Windunie.

Coalition talks: VVD and CDA again rule out working with Wilders

23 March 2017 | 0 comments

The VVD and CDA have again ruled out working together with Geert Wilders’ anti-Islam PVV in forming a new government.

Initial Dutch coalition talks to take longer; first debate next week

23 March 2017 | 0 comments

Preliminary talks on identifying a potential coalition to form a new Dutch government will take until next week after all.

No increase in average retirement age; most quit work at 64

23 March 2017 | 0 comments

There has been no rise in the average retirement age for the first time in 10 years, national statistics office CBS said on Wednesday.

Eurogroup chairman Dijsselbloem in hot water over drink and women comments

23 March 2017 | 0 comments

Dutch caretaker finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem, who chairs the influential Eurogroup, faced increasing calls for his resignation on Wednesday after making comments to a German newspaper which have infuriated southern states.

Train breakdowns and faulty equipment lead to more delays

22 March 2017 | 0 comments

Dutch railway passengers have experienced more delays due to problems with the trains themselves so far this year, the Algemeen Dagblad reported on Tuesday.

Stolen Van Goghs back on show in Amsterdam after 14 years

22 March 2017 | 0 comments

Some 14 years after they were stolen from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, ‘View of the Sea at Scheveningen’ and ‘Congregation leaving the Reformed Church at Nuenen’ by Vincent van Gogh have finally come home.

Homeowners overcharged for paying off mortgages – AFM

22 March 2017 | 0 comments

Thousands of homeowners are being unfairly penalised by their banks for paying off their mortgages, according to the financial watchdog AFM.



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