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Coalition talks: VVD and CDA again rule out working with Wilders

23 March 2017 | 0 comments

The VVD and CDA have again ruled out working together with Geert Wilders’ anti-Islam PVV in forming a new government.

Initial Dutch coalition talks to take longer; first debate next week

23 March 2017 | 0 comments

Preliminary talks on identifying a potential coalition to form a new Dutch government will take until next week after all.

No increase in average retirement age; most quit work at 64

23 March 2017 | 0 comments

There has been no rise in the average retirement age for the first time in 10 years, national statistics office CBS said on Wednesday.

Eurogroup chairman Dijsselbloem in hot water over drink and women comments

23 March 2017 | 0 comments

Dutch caretaker finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem, who chairs the influential Eurogroup, faced increasing calls for his resignation on Wednesday after making comments to a German newspaper which have infuriated southern states.

Homeowners overcharged for paying off mortgages – AFM

22 March 2017 | 0 comments

Thousands of homeowners are being unfairly penalised by their banks for paying off their mortgages, according to the financial watchdog AFM.

Dutch nationals in Britain have priority in Brexit talks: Dutch report

22 March 2017 | 0 comments

The Netherlands must do all it can to make sure that the Brexit talks have as little impact as possible on Dutch citizens and trade, according to two MPs charged with reporting on the likely effect on behalf of the Dutch parliament.

Coalition talks continue; VVD, CDA, D66 and GroenLinks in spotlight

22 March 2017 | 0 comments

Talks on forming a new government in the Netherlands continued on Tuesday with Edith Schippers, who has been charged with looking into a possible coalition, holding a second round of discussions with four parties.

Amsterclean: how often do you shower or change your bed sheets?

21 March 2017 | 0 comments

The average resident of Amsterdam washes his hands with soap six times a day, brushes his teeth twice and takes a shower nearly every day, according to research published in the Parool over the weekend.

Migrant children ‘should use native language with Dutch in school’

21 March 2017 | 0 comments

Children of new migrants and asylum seekers should be taught in their native languages as well as Dutch, according to new guidance to primary schools from the education ministry.

The Netherlands rises to sixth place on World Happiness Index

21 March 2017 | 0 comments

The Netherlands has risen to sixth place on the World Happiness Report 2017.

Rutte seeks ‘stable’ coalition of four parties for next cabinet

21 March 2017 | 0 comments

Prime minister Mark Rutte is looking to put together a ‘stable’ coalition of four parties following last week’s election.

Dutch election aftermath: coalition options and the alt-right influence

20 March 2017 | 0 comments

As the dust settles on the election results, the Dutch papers have been looking to the future and pondering what sort of cabinet the Netherlands is likely to get.

D66 wins Dutch expat vote, overtakes the VVD

20 March 2017 | 0 comments

Almost a quarter of Dutch nationals living abroad who voted in Wednesday’s election opted for the Liberal democratic party D66, according to figures released by The Hague voting district on Friday.

Stock bonuses boost executive income at biggest Dutch firms

20 March 2017 | 0 comments

The total remuneration of the top executives of the largest Dutch bourse-listed companies rose by an average of 15% in 2016 compared to the previous year, the Financieele Dagblad reported on Friday.

Government action must protect smart TV viewer privacy, says UvA study

17 March 2017 | 0 comments

Dutch and European governments should do more to protect the privacy of people watching smart TVs, according to a new research paper by privacy experts from the University of Amsterdam.



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