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Eurogroup chief Dijsselbloem to quit Dutch politics

11 October 2017 | 0 comments

Outgoing Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem said Wednesday he is quitting politics after more than a decade, saying he lacked "the firepower" to help boost his struggling Labour party in opposition."I...

Dutch police foil brazen helicopter prison escape plan

11 October 2017 | 0 comments

A man was shot dead and several others arrested while allegedly trying to spring a prisoner from jail, in a brazen escape plot that included plans to use a hijacked helicopter, Dutch police said Wednesday"Amsterdam...

‘Flevoland best for Hyperloop test track’ says transport minister

11 October 2017 | 0 comments

The central Dutch province of Flevoland has been selected as the best location for a Hyperloop transport test track in the Netherlands, caretaker environment minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen told parliament.

Man held in Guus Meeuwis concert scare won’t face charges

11 October 2017 | 0 comments

The Amsterdam man arrested outside a concert by Dutch singer Guus Meeuwis in June, causing a major security scare, will not face any charges, the public prosecution department said on Tuesday.

Seven months after the election, opposition parties sharpen their knives

11 October 2017 | 0 comments

Opposition parties from across the political spectrum were quick to criticise the new coalition’s plans for the next 3.5 years, following its formal presentation on Tuesday.

New coalition to ‘modernise’ nationality law, opens door for dual nationals

11 October 2017 | 0 comments

The new coalition’s plans include a commitment to modernise the law on Dutch nationality, which includes ‘expanding the option of first-generation immigrants and emigrants to hold more than one.’

Trust in the future: the coalition agreement main points

11 October 2017 | 0 comments

All groups in society in the Netherlands will be better off in the coming years, prime minister Mark Rutte said at the presentation of the new coalition government’s plans.

Polluted chicken muck piling up in The Netherlands

11 October 2017 | 0 comments

Tonnes of chicken muck contaminated with a banned insecticide are piling up in hundreds of Dutch poultry farms hit by the tainted-egg scandal, officials said Wednesday."Poultry farmers, who are already...

First ground frost recorded in eastern Netherlands

10 October 2017 | 0 comments

The first ground frost of the season was measured on Sunday night when the temperature in Twente went down to minus 1.2 degrees, weather bureau Weerplaza said.

Lack of care workers is putting patients at risk, says nurses

10 October 2017 | 0 comments

The new government needs to come up with an emergency plan to tackle the lack of care professionals, which is causing high levels of work stress and is putting patients at risk, nurses’ association V&VN warns.

Chipcard operator launches fast-track refund procedure

10 October 2017 | 0 comments

Public transport users will find it easier to reclaim the balance on their OV travelcards from today thanks to a change in the refund procedure.

New Dutch cabinet’s motto is ‘Trust in the Future’

10 October 2017 | 0 comments

The motto of the new Dutch cabinet, which is set to formally present its plans to parliament and the public on Tuesday, is to be vertrouwen in de toekomst or ‘trust in the future’, Dutch media said on Monday.

300,000 back bid for referendum on Big Brother phone tap law

10 October 2017 | 0 comments

Over 300,000 people have signed a petition calling for a referendum on the new Dutch law on telephone tapping, described by its opponents as a charter for Big Brother.

Dutch need a miracle to qualify for 2018 World Cup

9 October 2017 | 0 comments

The Netherlands need a miracle to qualify for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, despite coming third in the 2014 tournament in Rio.

Four in 10 Dutch shopkeepers have to deal with aggressive customers

9 October 2017 | 0 comments

Managers and staff in four out of every 10 shops in the Netherlands experience aggression and violence, according to a survey commissioned by Dutch retailers association Detailhandel Nederland which was published on Saturday.



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