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Zwarte Piet ‘contravenes UN rights of the child’ says children’s ombudsman

30 September 2016 | 0 comments

Zwarte Piet in his current form contravenes the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) because he can contribute to ‘bullying, exclusion or discrimination’, according to a report from the Dutch children’s ombudsman.

Bosses earn more than six times the salary of the average worker

30 September 2016 | 0 comments

The wage gap between company executives and the rest of the workforce has stretched over the past few years, according to new figures from national statistics office CBS.

Some 60,000 people say they still want tax office blue envelopes

30 September 2016 | 0 comments

Almost 60,000 people have told the tax office they wish to continue communicating about their tax affairs by letter.

Refugees give bad marks to poor quality integration courses

29 September 2016 | 0 comments

Many refugees in the Netherlands are unhappy with the quality of the integration courses they have to undergo.

Dutch more positive about EU, just one in five back a Nexit

29 September 2016 | 0 comments

The Dutch have become more positive about the European Union.

Hotels, registered b&bs report 7.5% more guests so far this year

28 September 2016 | 0 comments

Despite complaints about holiday rental platforms such as Airbnb, the number of people staying in Dutch hotels and registered bed and breakfast accommodation rose 7.5% in the first six months of this year.

More people have call-out contracts, catering sector dominates

28 September 2016 | 0 comments

The number of people with a call-out or zero hours contract in the Netherlands has risen by 33% over the past five years, the national statistics office CBS said on Tuesday.

Some 64,000 Syrians are now officially resident in the Netherlands

28 September 2016 | 0 comments

The number of Syrian nationals registered with Dutch local authorities rose from 15,000 to 64,000 between the beginning of 2014 and September 2016.

‘The Netherlands rises again in global competitiveness ranking’

28 September 2016 | 0 comments

The Netherlands is the most competitive country within the European Union.

Food fraud widespread: fake manuka honey and lamb most common

27 September 2016 | 0 comments

First there was the horse meat scandal, yet the consumers board reports that food producers in the Netherlands are still committing food fraud on a wide scale.

Sunday beat more weather records, this week will remain warm

27 September 2016 | 0 comments

More warm weather records tumbled at the weekend, with the temperature tipping 26.6 degrees in Maastricht on Sunday.

Lack of qualified staff holding back Dutch companies

27 September 2016 | 0 comments

A shortage of qualified staff is holding Dutch companies back as the economy recovers from the recession, according to new figures from the government statistics service.

Sharp rise in fatal accidents at work, rise in temporary work may be to bla...

27 September 2016 | 0 comments

Industrial accidents resulted in 42 deaths in the first six months of this year.

The number of people living in poverty falls for the first time since 2008

27 September 2016 | 0 comments

The number of people living below the poverty line in the Netherlands has fallen significantly for the first time since the economic crisis, according to a new report by the government’s social policy unit SCP.

Dutch car fleet is less energy efficient, CO2 rises

26 September 2016 | 0 comments

There are more polluting cars on the Dutch roads since the government slashed a special tax break on energy efficient company cars, according to motoring organisation Bovag and RAI.

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