Municipalities are obliged to make substantial cuts in spending on roads, sports, culture, public parks and street lights for the coming years.
The bankrupt travel companies Baobab Travel and Travel Summum get a restart. Sawadee Travel announced on Thursday to take over both travel agencies.
Baobab and Summum were part of Terra Travel, which was bankrupt last. In late August the organization reported to the Travel Compensation Fund (SGR) that it could no longer meet its financial obligations.
The Netherlands and India will work together more closely from now on. They will establish a joint committee that will look at how existing barriers can be overcome and how economic ties can be further strengthened. This was reported by Minister Lilianne Ploumen (Foreign Trade) on Tuesday after consultation with the Indian Minister of Commerce Anand Sharma.
Wilma Mansveld, State Secretary of Infrastructure and Environment, wants to be able to intervene if chemical companies make such a mess, that the safety of people or the environment is at risk. To do this, she has to change the law, she wrote on Tuesday to the House.
Mansveld reacting to a recommendation of the Safety Investigation Board (OVV), which previously drafted a report about the poor safety situation at tank storage company Odfjell in the port of Rotterdam .
Netherlands has disappeared from the top 5 most competitive economies. In the list of 148 countries in the World Economic Forum, our country has fallen from 5 to 8. The government policy is not successful, is the conclusion of the compilers.
Activity in the Dutch industry increased in August to the highest rate since April 2011, according to figures of the Dutch Association of Purchasing Managers ( NEVI ), who announced this on Monday.
The purchasing managers index reflects the activity, that rose from 50.8 in July to 53.5 last month. A position above 50 indicates growth, below 50 indicates shrinkage.
"Production increased sharply due to the largest increase in new orders since April 2011. Sales to abroad reached the highest level in 28 months," says the NEVI.
Four out of five companies have staff with financial problems. The recession caused the number of people with problematic debt to double, reports Nibud.
The Mexican Telecommunications company América Móvil (AMX) has not intention of increasing its bid of Euro 7,2 billion, says a spokesperson for the company to Reuters.
So far there seem to be few jobs for Romanians and Bulgarians when the Dutch borders open up to them on January 1st, reported the NOS on Friday after a tour of several major agencies in The Netherlands.
Representatives of the Mexican America Movil (AMX) meet Wednesday, for the first time, with the various unions of KPN on the future of the telecommunications company after any acquisition.
Huisman Schiedam is going to build the largest crane in the world, for the new offshore wind farm installation vessel Scylla. The specialist in the construction of heavy equipment for the offshore industry was commissioned by the South Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries, announced Huisman on Monday.
The Tax Department estimates a loss of at least Euro 15million, because businesses tampered with employee training.
Household spending on goods and services declined 2.4 percent in June this year from the same period last year, according to the latest CBS - Statistics Netherlands report.
Tesla Motors opened its Tilburg Assembly Plant on August 22.
Homecare Organization Sensire closes the office in Varsseveld on Monday. This was decided by the management to guarantee the safety of the staff. Broadcaster Omroep Gelderland reported on Thursday that this was the content of a letter which Sensire wrote to the staff.
On Monday a protest is planned in front of the head quarters, because Sensire is planning to dismiss 1,100 employees. Sensire says it can not guarantee the safety of the office staff.
The employees will be asked to do their work from home or another location, reported Omroep Gelderland.
The municipality of Midden-Drenthe has again imposed a fine of 50,000 euro to offal processor Noblesse Proteins in Wijster (Drenthe) The reason: serious foul odor. Dozens of complaints of local residents, living near the offal processor, were received by the municipality about the ‘corpse smell’.
Measurements of the municipality point out that the odor standards are exceeded, said a spokeswoman for Midden-Drenthe on Thursday. Offal Processor Noblesse received also a penalty late last year.
Ballast Nedam subsidiary REMEX Mineralstoff has presented a non-binding proposal to get hold of Feniks Recycling.
The company of lingerie designer Marlies Dekkers is bankrupt. The court in Rotterdam declared the bankruptcy on Wednesday. The curator has negotiated with investment company Karmijn Kapitaal and they entered into an agreement to make a restart with the healthy parts of the lingerie company.
Marlies Dekkers became world famous, especially by producing bras with straps above the cups.
Air Lituanica will be extending its operation beginning on September 15, offering two flights (morning and afternoon) daily to Amsterdam.
According to CBS - Statistics Netherlands, the volume of private sector investments in fixed assets fell by 15.2 percent in June 2013 from the same period last year.
The Dutch Railways have a net loss of 76 million euro in the first half of 2013. Over the same period last year they had a profit of 147 million euro. This is evident from the interim results of the Railways, which was published on Tuesday.
Netherlands still holds the highest credit rating from rating agency Fitch. The valuation indicates that the Netherlands' has a strong underlying economy, institutions and credit, announced Fitch on Tuesday.
LED lighting is much faster introduced in households and in public places than initially expected. Fluorescent lamps, luminaires, halogen lighting and the good old 'Edison bulb' are being replaced in a surprisingly rapid pace by efficient LEDs. This announces the foundation LightRec in its annual report for 2012, based on sales and collected old lamps. The sale of LED products increased last year by 36.6 percent to 2.6 million ‘bulbs’.