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Mobile phone roaming charges to be axed from the summer of 2017

Mobile phone roaming charges to be axed from the summer of 2017

2 July 2015 | 0 comments

The roaming charges levied by mobile phone operators for calls made and received text, messages sent and mobile internet data usage by their customers when they are in another EU country are to be scrapped in just under two years.

Health insurers need to simply policy structure, says minister

Health insurers need to simply policy structure, says minister

2 July 2015 | 0 comments

Health minister Edith Schippers wants insurance companies to offer fewer different policies to patients to improve transparency for consumers and has asked the national health council to monitor the situation.

What new laws are coming into effect from July 1?

What new laws are coming into effect from July 1?

2 July 2015 | 0 comments

A raft of new laws and amendments to existing legislation come into effect on July 1. Here is a round-up.

Tropical weather on the way, heatwave plan takes effect

Tropical weather on the way, heatwave plan takes effect

30 June 2015 | 0 comments

The Netherlands will see temperatures rise to an average of 27 Celsius on Wednesday and increase to 32 Celsius by Saturday.

Ryanair gets Schiphol airport landing rights from this winter

Ryanair gets Schiphol airport landing rights from this winter

30 June 2015 | 0 comments

Budget airline Ryanair has been given landing slots for nine flights a day at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport from the winter season, the Telegraaf reports.

Tax reform negotiations collapse over job creation plans

30 June 2015 | 0 comments

Talks on tax reform between the ruling coalition and four opposition parties collapsed on Monday night, leaving the government’s plans in tatters.

Yet another ranking: Amsterdam is world’s fifth most innovative city

29 June 2015 | 0 comments

Amsterdam is the fifth most innovative city in the world when it comes to accepting and developing new ideas, according to a new report.

Amsterdam schools could do more to embrace bilingualism

Amsterdam schools could do more to embrace bilingualism

29 June 2015 | 1 comment

A recent survey found that Amsterdam schools are not doing enough to encourage bilingual education and help foreign children adjust to the Dutch system.

Dutch government misleading people on TTIP

Dutch government misleading people on TTIP

29 June 2015 | 0 comments

Lobby group Foodwatch says it is a 'scandal' that the government is misinforming the Dutch people, regarding an agreement that could overturn European rules on food safety.

Fare dodgers to face higher fines

Fare dodgers to face higher fines

29 June 2015 | 0 comments

The fine for fare dodging is to be doubled from €35 to €70, junior transport minister Wilma Mansveld said on Monday.

3 exchange rate moving developments to watch out for this week – Eurozone inflation, US non farm payrolls, UK PMIs

3 exchange rate moving developments to watch out for this week – Eurozone i...

29 June 2015 | 0 comments

Although economic reports for the UK were in extremely short supply this week, the pound still fluctuated against the euro and US dollar. [Contributed by TorFX]

Amsterdam to get two more city centre luxury hotels

Amsterdam to get two more city centre luxury hotels

25 June 2015 | 0 comments

Despite fears that Amsterdam is becoming overloaded with tourists, two more luxury hotels are in the pipeline, both of which are located close to the city centre.

Safety of people of Groningen is paramount in gas issue: minister

Safety of people of Groningen is paramount in gas issue: minister

25 June 2015 | 0 comments

The safety of the people of Groningen is ‘paramount’, economic affairs minister Henk Kamp told a press conference in the province on Tuesday.

Low-skilled are being increasingly sidelined

Low-skilled are being increasingly sidelined

25 June 2015 | 0 comments

A report has found that education in the Dutch workplace is key, while those without a degree are increasingly at risk of unemployment and flexible contracts.

Brits abroad – is the grass really greener?

Brits abroad – is the grass really greener?

24 June 2015 | 0 comments

The UK has become the eighth country in the world for the highest expat rate; what motivates UK residents to move abroad, and are these factors superior in other countries?

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