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Dutch shops to be banned from giving away plastic bags

Dutch shops to be banned from giving away plastic bags

27 February 2015   0 comments
Dutch shops will be banned from giving away free plastic bags from January 1 next year, junior environment minister Wilma Mansveld has told parliament.
Dutch taxi firms make formal complaint about Uberpop

Dutch taxi firms make formal complaint about Uberpop 27 February 2015

Amsterdam taxi company TCA and sector organisation KNV Taxi have made a formal complaint against Uber for continuing to offer its Uberpop unlicenced taxi services.
Learning Dutch is a big hit as 20,000 sign up for online course

Learning Dutch is a big hit as 20,000 sign up for online cou... 27 February 2015

Almost 20,000 people from around the world have signed up for an online course to learn Dutch offered by the University of Groningen.
More cafes and bars keep to smoking regulations

More cafes and bars keep to smoking regulations 26 February 2015

Dutch café and bar owners have become stricter about allowing smoking on their premises, government inspectors say.
Dutch, Belgians pledge action on foreign partner loophole

Dutch, Belgians pledge action on foreign partner loophole 26 February 2015

The Netherlands and Belgium are to work together to close what is known as the ‘Europe route’ used by people who want to bring foreign partners into the country, according to a government statement.

D66 devises plan to regulate Dutch marijuana production

26 February 2015
Liberal democratic party D66 is introducing its own draft legislation on Thursday to regulate the production and sale of marijuana.

Rome riot damage should be paid for by Dutch government: sen...

25 February 2015
The Dutch senate says the Netherlands should make a contribution to the fountain in Rome damaged by rioting Feyenoord fans last week.

ECB unveils new 20-euro banknote 25 February 2015

The ECB is gradually phasing in new banknotes to replace those in circulation since the euro became a physical currency in January 2002.
Doctors launch online personal health check

Doctors launch online personal health check 24 February 2015

A number of healthcare organisations on Tuesday launched an online personal health check (PGC) aimed at prevention and an improvement in lifestyle.
Rotterdam gears up for AS Roma football fans

Rotterdam gears up for AS Roma football fans 24 February 2015

After last weeks riots involving Feyenoord fans in Rome, Rotterdam is gearing up for Thursday’s return leg.
Amsterdam estate agents agree to improve expat services

Amsterdam estate agents agree to improve expat services 23 February 2015

Amsterdam’s expat centre has signed an agreement with the city’s real estate agents’ association to improve expat housing services.
Dutch youngsters take more and stronger party drugs

Dutch youngsters take more and stronger party drugs 23 February 2015

Dutch youngsters are taking drugs like ecstasy more often when they go out and the drugs themselves are becoming stronger, according to new research by the Trimbos institute.
Muslim newspaper plans glossy Mohammed magazine

Muslim newspaper plans glossy Mohammed magazine 18 February 2015

The Dutch Muslim newspaper Moslimkrant is planning to publish a glossy magazine devoted to Mohammed.

Flexible contracts lessen loyalty, lead to in-company fraud 18 February 2015

Having a flexible labour force has increased the amount of in-company fraud because staff feel less loyal to their firm, research shows.
Schiphol airport must be linked by metro to Amsterdam

Schiphol airport must be linked by metro to Amsterdam 18 February 2015

Much more money must be invested in public transport in the Amsterdam region, with an expansion of the metro network to Schiphol airport as a priority, the Amsterdam transport company GVB CEO said on Tuesday.

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