Western Europe

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May 19 '17 16:15

Europol's European Cybercrime Center arrested a total of 27 people suspected of using laptops to instruct ATMs to dispense money, the European policing agency announced in a statement. Two of the suspects are from the Netherlands. Others come from the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Romania, Spain and Norway.

The arrests were made in 2016 and 2017, with the latest one happening in Spain last month. Europol, working with a total of 20 countries, launched an investigation into this so-called ATM Black Box phenomenon when it first started appearing in Western Europe in 2015. 

Wallet
Dec 14 '16 15:55

Dutch workers can count on an average 2.5 percent wage increase next year according to international consultancy firm Korn Ferry Hay Group. At 2.5 percent, the Netherlands' workers is getting a bigger increase than the 2.1 percent average for Western Europe, ANP reports.

Korn Ferry hay Group annually studies salary expectations as predicted by personnel departments world wide. This study is based on a massive database containing data on more than 20 million people spread over 25 thousand organizations in 110 countries. 

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Sep 23 '15 10:47

On a trip to a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon, Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said Europe must come to terms with the financial cost of the refugee crisis, and that the countries must agree on each nation making a fair monetary contribution to address the situation. Europe’s leaders are to meet in Brussels on Wednesday to discuss progress in handling the refugee crisis.

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Jul 3 '15 16:25

The police arrested Darko T., who is suspected of being a gang member of a notorious Serbian drug organization, in Amsterdam-West on Thursday night, the Public Prosecutor announced on Friday.

May 7 '15 17:25

Warm spring and beach weather is rolling in after the weekend, meteorologists reported on Thursday. The inland temperature is predicted to rise up to 23 degrees on average on Monday, but is expected to go even further up to 26 degrees on Tuesday, weather agency KNMI said.

Feb 18 '15 16:59

Danish brewer Carlsberg has appointed Dutchman Cees 't Hart as their new CEO, who will start on June 15th when current CEO Jørgen Buhl Rasmussen leaves the company. The new CEO is leaving behind his role as the CEO of Dutch dairy company FrieslandCampina, a position he has held since 2008.