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MPs back change in law to penalise clients of illegal prostitutes

27 May 2016 | 0 comments

A majority of MPs back plans to make it an offence to pay for prostitutes if they are known to be victims of human trafficking.

Schiphol looks at building second terminal as air travel demand grows

27 May 2016 | 0 comments

The Schiphol Airport group is looking into the option of establishing a second terminal in the Haarlemermeer region south of Amsterdam, the Telegraaf says on Friday.

Cyclists may be banned from using phones; minister investigates options

27 May 2016 | 0 comments

Transport minister Melanie Schultz told MPs on Thursday that she is looking into the possibility of banning people from using mobile phones while cycling.

More millionaires: 107,000 Dutch households are worth more than €1m

27 May 2016 | 0 comments

The number of millionaire households in the Netherlands rose slightly to 107,000 in 2014, according to national statistics office CBS.

Europe needs the English rose, Dutch king tells EU parliament

26 May 2016 | 0 comments

Dutch king Willem-Alexander has told the European parliament that the EU would not be complete ‘without the English rose’.

Bus drivers to act as police ‘eyes and ears’, says AD

26 May 2016 | 0 comments

Bus drivers throughout the country are to work more closely with the police to report incidents and build up a picture of problematic bus stops and routes, the AD says on Wednesday.

Just 3% of Dutch girls plan to work full time when they become mothers

26 May 2016 | 0 comments

Just 3% of Dutch girls plan to carry on working full-time after they have children, according to a new report from the national statistics office CBS.

No one has lost their residency rights for failing to ‘inburger’: AD

26 May 2016 | 0 comments

No one has yet had their residency permit for the Netherlands withdrawn for failing to pass an integration test, the AD says on Thursday.

OECD praises Dutch school system but warns on teacher shortage

26 May 2016 | 0 comments

The Dutch school system is one of the best in the OECD, but reforms are needed to ensure it moves from ‘good to great’, the Paris-based organisation said on Wednesday.

Waiting lists for housing don’t reflect real needs: minister

25 May 2016 | 0 comments

Some 65% of the 600,000 people on the waiting list for a housing corporation home in the Netherlands are not actively looking to move, according to research for housing minister Stef Blok.

Foreign firms invested in 219 projects in the Netherlands last year, a rise...

25 May 2016 | 0 comments

The number of foreign investments in the Netherlands soared 47% in 2015, according to research by accountants group EY.

Minister to act on integration course quality, may add inspections

25 May 2016 | 0 comments

Social affairs minister Lodewijk Asscher is to look into how the quality of integration courses for immigrants can be properly monitored.

More Dutch opt to holiday at home; Greece and Turkey hard hit

25 May 2016 | 1 comment

While 75% of families in the Netherlands are planning a foreign holiday this year.

Fifteen cars a day set on fire, but numbers are steady

24 May 2016 | 0 comments

Around 15 cars a day are set on fire across the Netherlands, but the number has fallen slightly in the first half of 2016 despite fears of an ‘epidemic’ of blazes.

Dutch relax rules for start-up salaries as big names in tech hit Amsterdam

24 May 2016 | 0 comments

The Dutch government is to relax the employment rules for start-ups and scale-ups, dropping the requirement that owners pay themselves a salary of at least €44,000 a year.

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