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'Brexit lunch' to assess talks progress

21 July 2017 | 0 comments

Britain and the EU will wrap up four days of tough Brexit talks in Brussels on Thursday with a special lunch between their chief negotiators as major differences emerged on key points.

EU calls for British 'clarity' over Brexit

21 July 2017 | 0 comments

The EU's Brexit negotiator urged Britain on Thursday to provide more clarity on key issues after the second round of talks wrapped up in Brussels with "fundamental" differences remaining.

KNMI says weather is unpredictable after ‘serious storm’ fails to happen

21 July 2017 | 0 comments

Dutch weather bureau KNMI has justified its issuing of a nationwide code yellow storm warning, and code orange in the south, even though hardly any rain fell, the AD said on Thursday.

Thousands of prisoners caught using drugs in Dutch jails

21 July 2017 | 0 comments

Drug tests on prisoners in Dutch jails and secure psychiatric units show the use of cannabis is widespread, news agency ANP said on Thursday.

Dutch police take control of dark web market, monitor thousands of deals

21 July 2017 | 0 comments

Dutch police said on Thursday they have shut down and dismantled one of the biggest ‘illegal market places on the internet today’ after keeping it running for a month and recording thousands of transactions.

Public prosecutor settles KPMG office tax evasion case

20 July 2017 | 0 comments

The public prosecution department has reached deal with accountancy firm KPMG about a fine for tax evasion in relation to the construction of its current head office in Amstelveen.

Time for a break: Dutch coalition talks on back burner as holidays loom

20 July 2017 | 0 comments

The four parties involved in talks to form a new Dutch coalition met for the last time on Wednesday, ahead of a two-week break.

Dutch unemployment dips below 5%, lowest since summer 2011

20 July 2017 | 0 comments

Unemployment in the Netherlands fell to 4.9% in June, the lowest level since the summer of 2011, the national statistics office CBS said on Thursday.

Child abuse within the Catholic Church

19 July 2017 | 0 comments

The Roman Catholic Church faces fresh charges of child abuse, with an investigator saying Tuesday that at least 547 boys at a German choir school suffered sexual or physical abuse.

NS gives in, railway departures boards will make a come-back

19 July 2017 | 0 comments

Dutch railway company NS has given in to passenger protests and will bring back the large departure boards at four of the country’s main railway stations.

Amsterdam tries to lure new teachers with travel expenses

19 July 2017 | 0 comments

Amsterdam city council has set aside €400,000 to pay travel expenses to new teachers in an effort to cope with the capital’s shortage of teaching staff.

A day of tropical heat, then thunderstorms are set to hit late afternoon

19 July 2017 | 0 comments

The KNMI weather bureau on Wednesday issued a code yellow weather warning, saying thunderstorms are set to hit most of the country late afternoon and in the evening, following a day of tropical temperatures.

Fake products cost 800,000 jobs annually in the EU

18 July 2017 | 0 comments

The production of counterfeit goods is on the rise, with OECD figures showing up to EUR 85 billion of imported goods to the EU are fake.The European Economic and Social Committee

EU curbs rubber dinghy sales to Libya to stop migrants

18 July 2017 | 0 comments

The European Union on Monday adopted limits on the export of inflatable boats to Libya in a bid to make it harder for smugglers to send migrants to Europe.

Brexit talks 'get to work' despite UK infighting

18 July 2017 | 0 comments

Britain and the EU vowed to get to the 'heart of the matter' as they launched fresh Brexit negotiations in Brussels, even as bitter infighting gripped the British government.



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