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Tax reform negotiations collapse over job creation plans

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

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: survey

Amsterdam schools could do more to embrace bilingualism: survey

29 June 2015 | 0 comments

Amsterdam should be doing more to encourage bilingual education in the city and schools should do more to help new children who speak a different language adjust to the Dutch system, according to research by the city council.

Dutch government misleading people on TTIP

Dutch government misleading people on TTIP

29 June 2015 | 0 comments

The Dutch government and foreign trade minister Lilianne Ploumen are systematically misleading the Dutch people about the consequences of the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), according to lobby group Foodwatch.

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 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

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: report

Low-skilled are being increasingly sidelined: report

25 June 2015 | 0 comments

The income and job security gap between high and low-skilled people in the Netherlands has increased over the past 25 years, according to a report by two government think-tanks on Thursday.

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?

YouTube bans Wilders’ Mohammed drawings in Turkey

YouTube bans Wilders’ Mohammed drawings in Turkey

23 June 2015 | 0 comments

The PVV party political broadcast featuring a series of drawings of Muslim prophet Mohammed has been banned from YouTube in Turkey, according to party leader Geert Wilders.

Police speed traps are causing traffic jams

Police speed traps are causing traffic jams

23 June 2015 | 1 comment

Police radar checks for speeding drivers are actually causing traffic jams, the traffic information service VID said on Monday.

Dutch cyclists live longer than people who don’t cycle

Dutch cyclists live longer than people who don’t cycle

23 June 2015 | 0 comments

Cyclists in the Netherlands live on average six months longer than their non-biking counterparts, according to researchers at the University of Utrecht.

High fees deter small Dutch firms from hiring foreign students

High fees deter small Dutch firms from hiring foreign students

22 June 2015 | 0 comments

An international report has criticised the Netherlands for its legal barriers and high fees that deter businesses from hiring international students.

Plan to increase value-added tax on hold

Plan to increase value-added tax on hold

22 June 2015 | 0 comments

The government’s plans to increase value-added tax (btw) as part of its tax reform programme are unlikely to become a reality because a key potential partner is opposed.

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