Some 100,000 people were in Rotterdam to watch the Feyenoord vs Excelsior Eredivisie match, 7 May 2017
May 10 '17 16:20

The Public Prosecutor wants to keep 30 men and boys arrested during the riots that broke out after Feyenoord lost to Excelsior on Sunday, in custody for another two weeks. Should the Prosecutor get his way, they will miss Feyenoord's last chance of winning the Dutch title in a match against Heracles this coming Sunday, RTL Nieuws reports.

The suspects are between the ages of 14 and 45. They are all suspected of throwing fireworks, stones or whatever they had to hand at police officers in Rotterdam following the Feyenoord-Excelsior match. 

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May 10 '17 15:45

The Public Prosecutor will not prosecute three commando soldiers involved in theThe soldiers were wrongly suspected of death by negligence and the cases against them were dropped, the Prosecutor announced on Wednesday, ANP reports.

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May 10 '17 15:10

The trial against tennis coach Mark de J. for the has been delayed. De J.'s lawyer resigned on Tuesday after the court would not give him extra time for an additional DNA investigation, NOS reports.

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May 10 '17 14:35

The trial against former police officer suspected of selling police information to criminals, was delayed until at least December so that other witnesses can be questioned. In court on Tuesday M. said that he searched the police database as a "hobby", though refused to explain how the data he searched for ended up in criminal hands. He also claims that the police lured him into a trap when he was arrested, the Volkskrant reports

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May 10 '17 13:59

Twelve girls from the Rythovious College in Eersel, Noord-Brabant were sexually assaulted by four boys from the Belgian high school Den Brandt while on a school trip to the Technopolis Museum in Mechelen. The girls pressed charges with the Belgian police, AD reports. 

According to the girls, the four boys intimidated and molested them in the museum around noon. This happened in the ladies restrooms and in some exhibition spaces. They touched the girls on their breasts and buttocks. 

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May 10 '17 13:25

Amsterdam alderman for public space Abdeluheb Choho (D66) wants to increase tourist tax in the city from 5 percent to 15 percent, he said to the Telegraaf. The money made by the increase can be used to make Amsterdam a more pleasant place for residents.

According to Choho, raising the tourist tax several advantages. "It does not hit the ordinary Amsterdammer and the money you collect with this can immediately be reinvested into the city", he said to the newspaper.

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May 10 '17 12:50

Opposition parties PVV and SP want clarity from Edith Schippers on the status of the government formation. Schippers is leading negotiations between the VVD, CDA, D66 and GroenLinks on the four parties forming a government together.

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May 10 '17 12:15

A total of 1.5 million Dutch watched the first semi finals of the Eurovision Song Contest on NPO 1 on Tuesday night, according to figures from Stichting KijkOnderzoek, BuzzE reports.

Before the Eurovision Song Contest, NPO broadcast Op weg naar het Songfestival, in which Dutch celebrities speculated on the prospects of the semi-finalists. That drew nearly 1.3 million viewers. Only the NOS Journaal van 20.00 scored better with 2 million viewers.

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May 10 '17 11:40

Last year the Dutch labor market was recovered from the economic crisis in many aspects, though labor participation was still lower than in 2008 before the outbreak of the crisis, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Wednesday. In 2016 the number of unemployed people was still 1.5 times higher than in 2008, the number of people in long-term unemployment was over twice as high.

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May 10 '17 11:00

More micro-plastics are ending up in food and the main culprit is the washing of synthetic clothing in the washing machine, according to a new study by the Plastic Soup Foundation, ANP reports.

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May 10 '17 10:22

On Wednesday afternoon European Central Bank president Mario Draghi is visiting the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament. He can expect to be met with hostility and demands for the ECB to stop pushing billions of euros into the European economy in an effort to boost growth, NU.nl reports after speaking with numerous parliamentarians. 

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May 10 '17 09:32

Amsterdam is lowering the price of land for the construction of 1,500 mid-level rent-controlled housing, the college of mayor and aldermen announced on Tuesday. The municipality is willing to lose out on 160 million euros in income on the land in order to remedy the serious shortage of rental housing for people who earn too much to qualify for social housing, but can't afford to buy a house, Het Parool reports.

Han Busker
May 10 '17 09:10

Make it cheaper for employers to take on permanent workers, and more expensive to hire temporary workers, new FNV chairman Han Busker said in an interview with AD. If this does not happen, there will be labor actions, he said as a message to the parties currently negotiating forming the new Dutch government together.

"I assume that the new minister of Social Affairs, whoever it may be, will listen well to FNV. And if they don't listen in The Hague, we will make our sound elsewhere. If necessary, the FNV will simply take action. With a full Museumplein if it must", Busker said. 

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May 10 '17 08:47

The Wadden area may well be permanently under water before the end of this century, according to a study by TU Delft and Utrecht University on behalf or the Wadden Association. The study concludes that the impact of gas and salt mining has been underestimated, and drastic measures are needed to make sure the area does not disappear, NU.nl reports.

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May 10 '17 08:22

Another two former youth players at football club PSV came forward to report that they were sexually abused while playing for the club, the Volkskrant reports.

One victim was abused in the 70s - his coach took him to the dressing room after a training and forced him to go sit in the bath, where the coach molested him. The boy went home in tears, but refused to tell his parents what happened. "I insisted that nothing happened. I was ashamed and scared that the coach would get mad at me and take me off the team." he told the Volksrkant.

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May 10 '17 07:54

A drug lab for producing Captagon pills was discovered in a raid in Brunssum, Limburg. Captagon contains amphetamine and caffeine and is a popular drug among combatant groups in the Middle East, where it is used as an 'upper' to keep fighters awake and alert, according to the Telegraaf.

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