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5,200 Dutch died of bowel cancer last year, now second biggest killer of me...

28 October 2016 | 0 comments

Bowel cancer has overtaken prostate cancer as the second biggest killer of men in the Netherlands, the national statistics office CBS said on Friday.

Student debt reaches almost €16bn as interest rate is cut to zero

28 October 2016 | 0 comments

The interest rate on student loans is being cut to 0% next year.

Russia hands over ‘missing radar images’ to MH17 investigators

27 October 2016 | 0 comments

Russia on Wednesday handed over files about the MH17 plane disaster to Dutch investigators, justice minister Ard van der Steur told MPs.

Health insurers urged to use excess reserves to cut premiums

27 October 2016 | 0 comments

Health insurance companies have over €3.3bn in surplus reserves which they could use to cut premiums, consumer lobby group Consumentenbond said on Wednesday.

First year student numbers rise 8%, all subjects benefit

27 October 2016 | 0 comments

Despite fears that enrollment would drop now grants have been scrapped, a record 265,000 students are currently registered at the Netherlands’ 13 universities.

Very sick children to get more access to innovative treatment

27 October 2016 | 0 comments

Doctors will be able to carry out more research involving very sick children, now the upper house of parliament has voted in favour of new legislation.

Spending time in terrorist controlled areas to become a criminal offence

26 October 2016 | 0 comments

Spending time in areas controlled by terrorist organisations will become a criminal offence.

The Netherlands drops behind Namibia, South Africa in gender gap ranking

26 October 2016 | 0 comments

The Netherlands has fallen three places on the World Economic Forum’s annual gender gap index as Burundi, Namibia and South Africa move into the top 15.

Freelancer tax break on rental homes to go

26 October 2016 | 0 comments

Tax minister Eric Wiebes is closing a loophole which allowed freelancers living in rental houses to deduct their entire rent from tax.

Europe's royals enjoy strong, but fragile, support

25 October 2016 | 0 comments

Several modern monarchs have proved remarkably adept at maintaining public support for what many see as an outdated institution.

Hindus welcome Netherlands’ move to train soldiers in yoga

25 October 2016 | 0 comments

Hindus have welcomed Netherlands Ministry of Defense’s reported move to train their soldiers in yoga.

RTL reveals new 'inoffensive' face of Zwarte Piet

25 October 2016 | 0 comments

Commercial broadcaster RTL is dropping blackface actors from its Sinterklaas programmes this year, and will show Zwarte Piets that are 'faithful to Dutch tradition without being offensive'.

VVD MPs register by far the most gifts

24 October 2016 | 0 comments

Some two-thirds of the presents given to MPs by third parties go the ruling right-wing VVD, according to the parliamentary gifts register.

'Re-Piets': exhibition says Piet's face has always changed

21 October 2016 | 0 comments

A new exhibition on Zwarte Piet reveals the figure has always changed and there is no ‘traditional’ norm, according to Het Parool, as fights continue over preserving the controversial 'Black Peter'.

Raise a pint: beer too cheap, says alcohol policy institute

21 October 2016 | 0 comments

Beer is too cheap and needs a minimum price, according to the Dutch institute for alcohol policy, STAP.

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