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Dutch corporate takeover defences tough to breach

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

Corporate takeovers can be tricky in the Netherlands, as US food giant Kraft Heinz found out before performing a sudden U-turn in its surprise move on Unilever, experts say.

Geert Wilders drops public campaigning due to security corruption scandal

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

Geert Wilders has suspended the PVV‘s public election campaign activities because of the corruption scandal involving a key official in the police protection squad.

Sharp rise in British students heading for Maastricht as Brexit bites

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

There has been a 20% surge in the number of British students applying to study at Maastricht University, management board chairman Martin Paul has told radio station BNR.

Campaign trail: 30% ruling under threat, 50Plus in a pickle

23 February 2017 | 0 comments

The Netherlands goes to the polls to elect a new lower house of parliament in 20 days time. Here’s an update of the main campaign news on Thursday.

Brexit could create up to 10,000 jobs, Dutch employers group says

23 February 2017 | 0 comments

At least 100 companies are looking to relocate to the Netherlands as a result of Brexit, employers lobby group VNO-NCW chairman Hans de Boer told broadcaster NOS.

Atlantic storm on its way: train services reduced, Schiphol warns of delays

23 February 2017 | 0 comments

Commuters are being warned they face delays on both public transport and the roads on Thursday evening as a major storm moves in from the Atlantic.

Fewer homes for sale in Amsterdam, Pekela is cheapest place to buy

22 February 2017 | 0 comments

The number of homes for sale in Amsterdam has nose-dived by 62.8% over the past three years, the Financieele Dagblad reported on Tuesday.

Dutch MPs vote in favour of regulated marijuana cultivation

22 February 2017 | 0 comments

A narrow majority of MPs on Tuesday backed new legislation which would regulate marijuana cultivation under government control.

Leak sparks security scare for anti-Islam Dutch MP

22 February 2017 | 0 comments

A security scare over the safety of outspoken far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders emerged Wednesday just three weeks before a knife-edge election, after a police agent was arrested for leaking information...

Dutch MPs pass bill to back regulated cannabis growing

21 February 2017 | 0 comments

The Netherlands took a step closer to regulating the wholesale cultivation of cannabis after lawmakers Tuesday narrowly passed a bill to back legal growing and sale of the soft drug under government control.The...

E-bike owners caught out by high cost of new batteries

21 February 2017 | 0 comments

Buyers of e-bikes fail to take into account additional costs such as renewing the battery, the cyclists’ association Fietersbond has warned.

Phone blockers, breathalysers and speed limiters: police call for driver-pr...

21 February 2017 | 0 comments

Devices to block the use of mobile phones in cars, speed limiters and breathalysers equipped as standard are among the suggestions in a new police campaign to force drivers to change their habits.

EU profits as Trump turns away from trade: Commissioner

21 February 2017 | 0 comments

The United States' new hostility to free trade deals under President Donald Trump is benefiting the European Union, the bloc's top trade official said Tuesday.After Trump's withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific...

Dutch trial foot-level traffic lights for phone users

21 February 2017 | 0 comments

"Oy, get your head out of your phone!"

Invitation to special birthday dinner from Dutch king

20 February 2017 | 0 comments

Is your birthday on April 27? Do you celebrate a special birthday this year? Do you live in The Netherlands? If so, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander would like to invite you to dinner. The royal palace...



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