Aug 28 '13 01:51

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.

Aug 28 '13 01:48

The provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel are willing to contribute 140 million to an accelerated widening of the A1 between Apeldoorn and Azelo. With the additional finances construction can start in 2017.

Aug 28 '13 01:47

Over the past six months The Dutch government has requested data 11 times from Facebook from a total of 15 users. A transparency report from this social networking site reveals this information

Aug 28 '13 01:45

A driver who was loading and unloading goods in Beverwijk on Tuesday around 18:50 hours was robbed and briefly abducted by five men wearing balaclava, according to a police announcement.

Aug 27 '13 04:30

The cleanest beaches in the Netherlands are this year again in Zeeland. As many as nine Zeeland beaches are in the Top 10 Cleanest Beaches of Netherlands Clean. This was announced by the jury chairman and ANWB director Guido van Woerkom on Monday.

The first three places are occupied by Domburg, Nieuwvliet and North Beveland, with almost identical scores. The only 'odd man out' is the beach of Julianadorp at Den Helder, which holds the fifth place.

Aug 27 '13 04:26

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.

Aug 27 '13 04:21

The United States must "fully open up" about the evidence that they say, they have of the fact that Syrian President Assad is behind the poison gas attacks of last week. The Netherlands didn’t receive that information yet, said Minister of Foreign Affairs, Frans Timmermans, on Monday at Knevel & Van den Brink.

Aug 27 '13 04:12

Dutch who get into trouble in countries where there is no Dutch diplomatic representation, may in the future also seek help at Swiss diplomatic representations.. Conversely, Swiss in similar circumstances may contact Dutch diplomats.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Frans Timmermans, and his Swiss counterpart Didier Burkhalter made agreements on Monday in The Hague.

Aug 27 '13 04:09

Lilian Janse has won the elections for lijsttrekker candidates at the SGP in the municipality of Vlissingen in Zeeland. She is the first woman elected within the SGP. This was reported after the election by Cees de Landmeter, president of the constituency of the SGP in Vlissingen.

Aug 27 '13 02:37

Privacy watchdogs around the world are not satisfied with the privacy around Google glass. They demand an explanation, but so far Google wraps itself in silence.

Aug 27 '13 02:36

The Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise leaves the Northern Sea Route. The activists chose to leave the area, because the Russians threatened with violence.

Aug 27 '13 02:35

The RIVM (Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu) (National Institute for Public Health and Environment) advises travelers to make sure they are vaccinated against polio.

Aug 27 '13 02:34

An informational briefing for the dual job of keeper of Castle Loevestein has drawn 250 participants. The response to the job posting was overwhelming. Over 400 candidates applied, but there was only room for 250.

Aug 27 '13 02:33

A 19-year old female who was detained last month for recruiting people for Syria left for the country herself.

Aug 27 '13 02:31

In the study, ordered by the Ministry of Economic Affairs on the drilling for shale gas, the risks to drinking water do not get enough attention. That is the conclusion of drinking water company Vitens in response to the research, performed by engineering company Witteveen+Bos.

Aug 26 '13 09:44

Leiden University has appointed a public affairs Professor, who’s job it is to give more insight into the work of lobbyists in the Netherlands. Arco Timmermans, research director of the Montesquieu Institute, will fulfill the function. It is the first time that a professor is appointed to specifically investigate lobby activities in the Netherlands. 

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