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Government advisers call for lower maximum mortgage borrowing

Government advisers call for lower maximum mortgage borrowing

28 May 2015 | 0 comments

The government’s new financial advice council says home owners should only be able to borrow 90 percent of the value of their homes.

Sick pay laws in the spotlight, employers hit by high costs

Sick pay laws in the spotlight, employers hit by high costs

28 May 2015 | 0 comments

MPs want to encourage more employers to take on permanent staff and are looking at relaxing sick pay rules for small firms, website Nu.nl reported on 28 May.

Ethnic minority students face internship discrimination

Ethnic minority students face internship discrimination

26 May 2015 | 1 comment

Students with an ethnic minority background have to write more letters to find an internship than their native Dutch peers and earn less while on work experience programmes.

Dutch students ‘have never been so happy’ with their education

Dutch students ‘have never been so happy’ with their education

26 May 2015 | 0 comments

Dutch students have never been so happy about their university and college degree courses, according to the annual National Student Inquiry.

Dutch immigrant kids take to street demanding 'white' classmates

Dutch immigrant kids take to street demanding 'white' classmates

25 May 2015 | 0 comments

Faced with an increasingly segregated education system, Dutch immigrant children have taken to the streets of their ethnically mixed Amsterdam neighbourhood seeking "white" pupils to attend their schools and help their integration.

The Dutch consider ‘science’ is a male profession

25 May 2015 | 1 comment

The Netherlands has the strongest stereotypes associating science with men, according to a new US study using data from nearly 350,000 people in 66 nations.

‘Is this white enough for you?’ say two Amsterdam schools

25 May 2015 | 1 comment

Two Amsterdam primary schools with predominantly ethnic minority pupils launched a campaign for more white children to attend, using provocative t-shirts.

Euro exchange rate volatile as Greece dominates sentiment

Euro exchange rate volatile as Greece dominates sentiment

25 May 2015 | 0 comments

The euro exchange rate continues to soften against the pound sterling and US dollar as investors continue to focus their attention on the situation in Greece. [Contributed by TorFX]

Dutch cabinet backs partial Islamic burqa ban

Dutch cabinet backs partial Islamic burqa ban

22 May 2015 | 0 comments

The Dutch cabinet approved a partial ban on wearing the face-covering Islamic veil, including in schools, hospitals and on public transport.

Eurovision, a stage for geopolitical conflicts?

Eurovision, a stage for geopolitical conflicts?

21 May 2015 | 0 comments

Behind the kitsch, glitz and smoke machines of the Eurovision Song Contest hide more serious international geopolitical tensions, says the creator.

British queen lends 20 works of art to Mauritshuis museum

British queen lends 20 works of art to Mauritshuis museum

21 May 2015 | 0 comments

Britain’s queen Elizabeth is lending 20 works of art from her private collection to the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague for a three-month exhibition.

The Netherlands pulls in 14 million tourists, Amsterdam popular

The Netherlands pulls in 14 million tourists, Amsterdam popular

19 May 2015 | 0 comments

In 2014 nearly 14 million tourists visited the Netherlands – up 40 percent on the 10 million that visited in 2005, with Amsterdam being the most popular destination.

Low interest rates make saving nearly impossible in Europe

Low interest rates make saving nearly impossible in Europe

19 May 2015 | 0 comments

While borrowers rejoice at the ultra low and even negative interest rates in Europe, savers fret and life insurance companies and pension funds face what is virtually a mission impossible.

The Netherlands slides four places on WEF’s Human Capital Index

The Netherlands slides four places on WEF’s Human Capital Index

19 May 2015 | 0 comments

The Netherlands has dropped from fourth to eighth place in the latest edition of the World Economic Forum’s Human Capital Index.

The Netherlands no longer the most cycle friendly country

The Netherlands no longer the most cycle friendly country

19 May 2015 | 0 comments

The Netherlands has slipped slightly in the rankings for friendliness to cyclists in the rankings published every two years by the European cycling union.

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