Suspected jihadist Lieke S. can await her trial in freedom, as long as she keeps to a number of conditions, the court ruled on Thursday. The 34-year-old woman has been in prison since she was arrested while trying to enter Syria last year, AD reports.
The total population of the Netherlands increased by 35 thousand people in the first half of this year, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Monday. Like last year, immigration is still the driving force behind the population growth in the Netherlands.
During the first six months of this year about 100 thousand immigrants settled in the Netherlands, about the same as in the same period in 2016. A total of 69 thousand people emigrated away from the Netherlands. The migration balance is therefore 31 thousand, approximately the same as a year ago.
An increasing number of Bulgarians and Romanians are working in the Netherlands, according to Statistic Netherlands on Friday. The number of Bulgarian workers increased from 3 thousand in 2013 to 8 thousand in 2015, and the number of Romanian workers from 6 thousand to 13 thousand.
Most of the Netherlands' migrant workers stillcome from Poland, according to the statistics office. There are currently 205 Polish people living in the Netherlands, 156 thousand of whom have a job or their own business.
Suspected jihadist Lieke S. from Eindhoven was extradited from Bulgaria to the Netherlands. The Koninklijke Marechaussee took her into custody at Schiphol airport on Friday morning, AD reports.
The 33-year-old woman was arrested in Bulgaria on December 23rd, at the request of the Dutch Public Prosecutor. The prosecutor in Den Bosch suspects her of trying to join terrorist organization ISIS in order to take part in the violent struggle in Syria.
The police dismantled an international human trafficking network with raids in Amsterdam, Bulgaria, Belgium and Germany. Ten suspects were arrested, the Dutch police said on Thursday
Authorities in Bulgaria arrested three Dutch people suspected of plotting to join ISIS. The trio were caught trying to cross the border from the village of Kapitan Andreevo into Turkey, investigators allege.
Dutch brothel owners must speak at least one common language with the sex workers they rent space to, according to a Thursday ruling handed down by the European Court of Justice. The court made the decision as it is a way to guarantee the safety of the women, reduction of human trafficking, and to help prevent pimping.
The municipality of Amsterdam is considering experimenting with a new way to control the overgrown population of fallow deer in the Waterleidingduinen - by sending them to a new home in the Rodopen national park in Bulgaria.
Eurostat estimates that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion fell by five percent in the European Union in 2014 compared to a year before. Emissions of CO2 account for 80 percent of all EU greenhouse gas emissions.
Some 24 Bulgarian found working at a mushroom farm in Standdaarbuiten, Noord-Brabant on Monday are allegedly victims of a forced labor scheme. The Inspectorate for the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment (SZW) raided the farm while authorities in Bulgaria carried out their own inspections to shut the operation down.
A court in Rotterdam sentenced the ringleader in a welfare benefits scheme to four years in prison on Tuesday. Five other suspects in the fraud case were sentenced to less harsh prison terms, RTL Nieuws reported on Tuesday.
According to Statistics Netherlands, the number of Bulgarians and Romanians who have come to the Netherlands to work since the need for a permit was abolished on January 1st last year, is very small when compared to the many thousands of Poles who come to the country every year.
A man was arrested in Rotterdam on Wednesday in connection with a murder in Zeebrugge, Belgium. The dead body of a 26-year-old woman was found in the dunes in Zeebrugge in 2010. She was only identified last year.
The expected influx of Eastern Europeans to the Netherlands in 2014 failed to materialize, Trouw reported on Wednesday.
The identity of the woman who was found in the dunes of Zeebrugge in 2010 has puzzled the Belgian police for more than four years. Only now it has become clear that she is a Bulgarian woman from Rotterdam.
The VVD and CDA want clarification from the Cabinet on the surcharge for the European Commission this year. According to the British newspaper Financial Times, it is an amount of 642 million euro.
A new report published by Belgian group Federbet suggests that a 2014 football game between Dutch team PSV Eindhoven and Bulgarian side PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv may have been the subject of a match fixing scheme. The January 9 match is one of at least 13 suspected match fixing incidents involving a Bulgarian team, of which Lokomotiv Plovdiv played in two.
Professional gangs are reportedly siphoning large amounts of diesel from trucks. It is estimated that there are hundreds of cases, where some ten thousand liters of diesel have been stolen, the Telegraaf reports.
Anti-human trafficking groups will spend the next three years tackling occurrences such as exploitation at work and hazards in the world of prostitution, according to an announcement by minister Ivo Opstelten (Security and Justice).
The opening of the Dutch labour market to Romanian and Bulgarian jobseekers has received attention due to concerns about the state of European labour migration, but also due to employment chances in the Netherlands left unexploited, the WRR claims.
Starting New Year's Day 2014, Romanian and Bulgarian people have free movement throughout the European Union, and tens of thousands of people could move to the Netherlands. The vast majority of Dutch people believes that too many migrants from Eastern Europe have settled in the Netherlands, and they create problems for local residents.
Immigrants from fellow EU countries will as of next year be presented with a "participation declaration" upon their registration in the Netherlands.
PVV leader Geert Wilders wants to bring down the European Union, has dubbed Islam an "inferior culture" and said that future Eastern European migrants should stay home.