Jun 26 '13 07:17

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will decide on Australia’s long awaited case against Japan on whaling will begin tomorrow in the Netherlands.

Jun 26 '13 05:49

State Secretary Sander Dekker (Media) thinks it is a good idea to make an agreement with the Dutch Public Broadcasting (NPO) for reserving money for ideological programs. He was referring to a maximum amount of 9 million euro.

This said the  State Secretary on Tuesday night, during a debate on the amendment to the Media Act in the House. This amendment will include the reduction of the number of broadcasters from 21 to 8.

Jun 26 '13 05:40

The setbacks of Defense will rise to 333 million in 2018. This is written in the vision on the future of the armed forces, on which Jeanine Hennis, Minister of Defence, works at this moment. Hennis announced the cuts in a letter to the House, in which she describes the outline of her vision on the future of the armed forces.

There are additional costs because she gets no price adjustments anymore and no VAT compensation. That means new cuts.

Jun 26 '13 05:31

While negotiating the new cuts for 2014, the Labour Party would like to pump billions of euros of potted money into the economy. This is evident from an interview with Labour leader Diederik Samsom in the Volkskrant. Jeroen Dijsselbloem Minister of Finance joins the vision of his party leader. According Dijsselbloem it is now necessary to boost the economy and it is interesting to try to 'mobilize' the potted capital. He said Tuesday at RTL Z.

Jun 25 '13 08:45

A policeman who shot a colleague, in February, on the A50 at the junction Hattemerbroek, is therefore not prosecuted. The policeman saw a silhouette of a man with a gun drawn and thought this was the armed suspect.

Since there were other agents in the firing line of the silhouette, the cop thought that they were in immediate danger. So he aimed and shot, announced the Public Prosecutor (OM). The National Police investigated the shooting incident. The shot policeman was seriously injured.

Jun 25 '13 08:39

Amsterdam has identified 2500 ghost citizens during a  2-year investigation of addresses. The investigation of the city also revealed welfare and benefits fraud. This is evident from a coverage on Monday from RTL News.

The municipality compared 58,000 addresses from the municipal administration and addresses of benefits agency UWV. The municipality says that the number of addresses where fraud was determined was rather small, but the fraud amount per address was considerable.

Jun 25 '13 08:28

Certain groups of children will soon be invited to an extra vaccination against measles. That announced the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) on Monday.

Jun 25 '13 08:15

The Netherlands is shutting down eight prisons due to shortage of prisoners. A drop in crime has left many cells empty.

Jun 25 '13 08:13

About 10,000 appeals have been filed, with the IRS, against the crisis levy of 2012 . That said Ton Tuinier of accountants and tax advise company Mazars, on Monday at Nieuwsuur. The Ministry of Finance says that the number is correct.

The crisis levy is one of the measures of the Five Party Agreement of April 2012 and was supposed to yield 500 million euro. To approximately 18,000 companies and organizations, the crisis levy was imposed.

Jun 25 '13 08:09

Technology and consulting corporation IBM will begin its recruitment in Lille in North-West France and in the Netherland’s northernmost city Groningen, according to Recruiter.

Jun 25 '13 08:09

The government is willing to talk with unions and employers about the controversial plan to reduce the pension accrual. State Secretary Frans Weekers of Finance said that Monday in the House. He and his colleague Jetta Klijnsma of Social Affairs want to have an interview on Tuesday.

Jun 25 '13 07:55

Stoke City F.C. announced they’re targeting PSV full-back Erik Pieters as their new left-back.

Jun 25 '13 07:49

This project will be able to support 550,000 residents and 20,000 homes, the Royal HaskoningDHV said.

Jun 25 '13 07:43

Inretail, VGT and MODINT, textile and clothing sector bodies based in the Netherlands, are working together on a plan towards sustainability of the apparel sector, according to Fibre2fashion.

Jun 25 '13 07:15

A Dutch court is set to decide on the legal dispute involving Anne Frank's archive. Judgment has already been deferred a few times.

Jun 24 '13 08:50

Today, June 24, the European Union will discuss Turkey’s concerns after the setbacks. The 27 nations wanted to modify Germany’s position, which is firm in stopping negotiations in response to Ankara’s attack on protestors.

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