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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.

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.

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.

Campaign trail: 30% ruling under threat, 50Plus in a pickle

23 February 2017 | 0 comments

The Netherlands goes to the polls to elect a new lower house of parliament in 20 days time. Here’s an update of the main campaign news on Thursday.

Brexit could create up to 10,000 jobs, Dutch employers group says

23 February 2017 | 0 comments

At least 100 companies are looking to relocate to the Netherlands as a result of Brexit, employers lobby group VNO-NCW chairman Hans de Boer told broadcaster NOS.

Atlantic storm on its way: train services reduced, Schiphol warns of delays

23 February 2017 | 0 comments

Commuters are being warned they face delays on both public transport and the roads on Thursday evening as a major storm moves in from the Atlantic.

Fewer homes for sale in Amsterdam, Pekela is cheapest place to buy

22 February 2017 | 0 comments

The number of homes for sale in Amsterdam has nose-dived by 62.8% over the past three years, the Financieele Dagblad reported on Tuesday.

Dutch MPs vote in favour of regulated marijuana cultivation

22 February 2017 | 0 comments

A narrow majority of MPs on Tuesday backed new legislation which would regulate marijuana cultivation under government control.

Leak sparks security scare for anti-Islam Dutch MP

22 February 2017 | 0 comments

A security scare over the safety of outspoken far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders emerged Wednesday just three weeks before a knife-edge election, after a police agent was arrested for leaking information...

Dutch MPs pass bill to back regulated cannabis growing

21 February 2017 | 0 comments

The Netherlands took a step closer to regulating the wholesale cultivation of cannabis after lawmakers Tuesday narrowly passed a bill to back legal growing and sale of the soft drug under government control.The...

E-bike owners caught out by high cost of new batteries

21 February 2017 | 0 comments

Buyers of e-bikes fail to take into account additional costs such as renewing the battery, the cyclists’ association Fietersbond has warned.

Phone blockers, breathalysers and speed limiters: police call for driver-pr...

21 February 2017 | 0 comments

Devices to block the use of mobile phones in cars, speed limiters and breathalysers equipped as standard are among the suggestions in a new police campaign to force drivers to change their habits.



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