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Dutch universities get tougher on master’s degree students

Dutch universities get tougher on master’s degree students

3 September 2015 | 0 comments

An increasing number of Dutch universities are rejecting prospective master’s degree students who don’t average scores of at least seven in their bachelor’s degree subjects, the Volkskrant says on Wednesday.

Tax on mineral water and fruit juice to rise

Tax on mineral water and fruit juice to rise

3 September 2015 | 0 comments

The government is planning to increase the tax on soft drinks to raise an extra €30m for the treasury, RTL news says on Thursday.

Integration course success rate collapses after state pull-out

Integration course success rate collapses after state pull-out

3 September 2015 | 0 comments

The number of people taking Dutch integration courses and compulsory language tests has fallen sharply since the end of 2012 when the government stopped all funding and left the issue up to the market, television current affairs show Nieuwsuur report

Amsterdam rejects dog mess dna plan

Amsterdam rejects dog mess dna plan

2 September 2015 | 1 comment

Amsterdam city council has rejected calls from the local VVD party to bring in dna tests on dog mess, saying it will be expensive and break privacy rules, the Telegraaf reports on Tuesday.

Communication coach & trainer offers harmony in the home environment

Communication coach & trainer offers harmony in the home environment

1 September 2015 | 0 comments

International couples in the Amsterdam region learn effective communication skills. [Contributed by Crisler Coaching & Consulting]

Health insurance premiums may rise €7 next year

31 August 2015 | 0 comments

Healthcare premiums are set to rise by an average €7 a month next year, the Telegraaf said on Saturday, quoting unnamed sources.

Security to be beefed up at Dutch stations, on international trains

31 August 2015 | 0 comments

Security is being beefed up at Dutch stations and on international trains following the foiled attack on a Thalys high speed train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris, justice minister Ard van der Steur announced at the weekend.

People with savings up to €100,000 to pay less tax

People with savings up to €100,000 to pay less tax

31 August 2015 | 0 comments

People with savings of up to €100,000 are to pay less tax on them than people with large amounts of private capital, the Financieele Dagblad says on Friday.

Heavy storm hits morning rush-hour, causes localised flooding

Heavy storm hits morning rush-hour, causes localised flooding

31 August 2015 | 0 comments

The storm in the early hours of Monday morning led to long rush hour traffic jams in several parts of the country and some disruption to rail services.

3 exchange rate moving developments to watch out for this week

3 exchange rate moving developments to watch out for this week

31 August 2015 | 0 comments

UK PMIs, ECB decision and US non-farm payrolls. [Contributed by TorFX]

One in twenty Dutch fall victim to ID fraud

One in twenty Dutch fall victim to ID fraud

28 August 2015 | 0 comments

One in twenty Dutch people has been the victim of identity fraud over the past four years, according to research by Leiden university.

Transport minister will not budge on maximum speed limit

Transport minister will not budge on maximum speed limit

28 August 2015 | 1 comment

Transport minister Melanie Schultz will not lower the maximum speed limit of 130 kph, broadcaster Nos says on Thursday.

Telecoms firm Tele2 slams Dutch government’s new internet tap plans

Telecoms firm Tele2 slams Dutch government’s new internet tap plans

28 August 2015 | 0 comments

The Dutch cabinet’s plans to give the security service far greater powers to tap phones and internet services are impossible to implement and too far reaching, according to telecoms company Tele2.

Amsterdam students should share homes with ex-cons: D66

Amsterdam students should share homes with ex-cons: D66

25 August 2015 | 0 comments

The shortage of affordable housing for students in Amsterdam could be solved by setting up projects where students live with ex-cons, refugees and the elderly, according to D66 councillors.

Rijksmuseum to raise €160m for two early Rembrandt portraits

Rijksmuseum to raise €160m for two early Rembrandt portraits

25 August 2015 | 0 comments

Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is hoping to buy two early paintings by Rembrandt which will be the most expensive purchase ever made by a Dutch museum.

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