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Dutch suicide rate is stable but more over-60s kill themselves

29 June 2017 | 0 comments

Last year 1,894 people committed suicide in the Netherlands, a slight rise of 23 on the previous year, the national statistics office CBS said on Wednesday.

MH17 investigators appeal for witnesses with emotional videos

29 June 2017 | 0 comments

The Dutch team investigating the downing of flight MH17 in 2014 have released two emotional videos featuring relatives of the victims in the hope of finding more witnesses in eastern Ukraine.

Quarter of IT firms in the Netherlands have staff shortages

28 June 2017 | 0 comments

One in four information technology firms in the Netherlands say their production has been down since April because they are short of staff, the national statistics office CBS said on Tuesday.

Lock up people who are a national security risk without a trial, says Wilde...

28 June 2017 | 0 comments

People who potentially pose a threat to national security should be locked up, even if there is little evidence against them, according to PVV leader Geert Wilders, the Telegraaf said on Tuesday.

Dutch state is partly liable for 300 Srebrenica deaths, appeal court says

28 June 2017 | 0 comments

The Dutch state has again been found partly liable for the death of over 300 Muslim men who died in the massacre of Srebrenica in 1995 by appeal court judges in The Hague, upholding a lower court ruling from 2014.

Dutch food producers agree to stop adding sugar to jars of vegetables

27 June 2017 | 0 comments

Food producers have reached agreement with supermarkets to stop putting sugar in jars of summer vegetables from next year, following pressure from consumer groups.

Primary schools open later as teachers strike to close the pay gap

27 June 2017 | 0 comments

Primary schools across the Netherlands will open their doors an hour later on Tuesday as teachers take part in a one-hour strike.

No money to raise teachers’ wages, warn ministers on eve of strike

27 June 2017 | 0 comments

On the eve of a nationwide one-hour strike by primary school teachers, ministers have warned that there is no money available to close the pay gap in the education sector.

Clinics register more cases of sexually transmitted diseases but fewer new...

26 June 2017 | 0 comments

The number of people testing positive for sexually transmitted diseases gonorrhoea, syphilis and chlamydia has risen over the past year, the national health institute RIVM said on Friday.

Officials warn against river swimming as three people drown

26 June 2017 | 0 comments

The infrastructure ministry has again warned people seeking to escape the heat not to swim in the country’s bigger rivers.

Dutch terror threat remains ‘substantial’ despite recent wave of attacks

26 June 2017 | 0 comments

The terrorist threat risk in the Netherlands remains ‘substantial’ and will not be increased despite the attacks and attempted attacks in Europe over the past few months, the Dutch counter-terrorism unit NCTV said on Friday.

The Netherlands’ smallest city lets in the developers

23 June 2017 | 0 comments

Miniature metropolis Madurodam is gearing up for some urban development in the face of increased competition.

Indian international school group Amity to open in Amstelveen

23 June 2017 | 0 comments

Indian international school group Amity is opening a branch in Amstelveen and hopes to have 100 pupils by the start of the next academic year, the Parool said on Thursday.

Fewer Dutch children vaccinated for third year in a row

23 June 2017 | 0 comments

With three consecutive years of decreases in standard childhood vaccinations, the Netherlands has dipped below safety standards for the risk of a measles outbreak.

Anglophile Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte ‘hates Brexit from every angle’

23 June 2017 | 0 comments

Prime Minister Mark Rutte has told the BBC that as an Anglophile, ‘I hate Brexit from every angle.’



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