In 2012 and 2013 hospitals sent in 276 million euro in false claims. An investigation shows that 1.2 percent of the revenue was not declared properly. There are currently discussions on how that money should be paid back to the insurers.
Newspaper concern Wegener, which is being taken over by De Persgroep from Belgium, expects to eliminate around 300 jobs at its regional newspapers. This was announced yesterday by Bernard van Iren of trade union FNV KIEM.
The first day of the Christmas Market in Dordrecht has been cancelled following the severe storms that are predicted for tomorrow. The rest of the three day event will continue as planned on Saturday and Sunday.
The Dutch economy will be slightly better than expected in 2015. The gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to grow by 1.5 percent. That is a slightly higher growth than the 1.25 percent that was expected in previous calculations.
The Dutch offshore company SBM Offshore is eliminating 1,200 jobs worldwide. The company will also be moving its headquarters from Schiedam to Amsterdam.
British budget Airline, EasyJet, is expanding their routes to vacation destinations at a rapid rate. The airline announced on Wednesday that flights from Amsterdam's Schiphol to Ibiza, Spain, Corfu, Greece and Palermo, Italy will be available from June 2015.
A recent dispute between JD Whetherspoons and Heineken, may cost the Dutch brewery up to €76 million in sales per year.
Another 105 employees will be laid off from NDC Mediagroup by July 2015, the company's director said in a statement. It amounts to a sixth of the company's workforce, and is the second time large job cuts have been announced at the regional newspaper publisher.
KPN announced today that they will again be reorganizing and 580 jobs will be lost. This time the blows fall in the departments servicing the corporate market. The layoffs that were announced earlier this year mostly affected the consumer branch of the company.
The Dutch economy is expected to rise in 2015 and 2016; but a more pronounced growth might be hindered by modest global economic expansion.
Labor unions FNV, CNV and VCP have said that the plan to keep employers in the labor market after their retirements will lead to unfair competition.
The company Uber has to stop the taxi service UberPOP. The Board of Appeals for businesses has determined that drivers transporting people in their own car for a fee with UberPOP, do so illegally if they do not have a taxi license.
Next year tax payers will have an extra month to file their income tax. The income tax will only have to be filed by May 1st, instead of April 1st.
A number of businesses have donated heaters to residents of the Sprenkelaar neighborhood in Apeldoorn who currently have no gas.
SBS is a hair's breadth away from having the broadcasting rights of football matches in the Champions League. UEFA, who is selling the rights, is currently discussing the matter exclusively with the media company.
The Dutch fashion chain Mexx is bankrupt. The court in Amsterdam declared the bankruptcy yesterday afternoon.
The recent outbreak of bird flu has cost the industry and government between 32 million euro and 39 million euro thus far. This is based on calculations from the Wageningen research institute LEI.
The Netherlands earned a profit of 1.3 billion euro on a bank lending scheme introduced at the height of the financial crisis to keep the economy moving. In October 2008 the Dutch government introduced a 200 billion euro guarantee scheme for banks to continue offering medium-term debt and make it safer to lend to each other.
Oil company Shell is once again involved in a major oil spill in the Niger Delta, Nigeria. Due to a leak, the equivalent of 3,800 barrels of oil have drained away, Reuters reports. According to Shell, the damage was caused by a failed attempt to drain oil.
Two filling stations in the border region filed a legal suit against the State of the Netherlands. They say that they were severely affected by the consequences of the tax increase which came in force early this year.
The controversial transport service UberPOP is now also available in Rotterdam and the Hague.
Uber will now develop mobile apps from the Netherlands, iCulture reports. For this Uber has hired some employees from the Dutch app company Moop.me. "There is no question of a takeover", assures Jeele Prins, founder of Moop.
The packages streaming into PostNL formed such a tall tower that it collapsed. The 56 year old PostNL employee, Ellen, had to stop sorting the packages or she would literally have been buried by her workload, the Volkskrant reports.
Victor Muller, co-founder and CEO of the Dutch automotive company, Spyker N.V, has announced that the company has asked the administrator to voluntary restructure finances, in an attempt to salvage the company from liquidity challenges. Muller simultaneously announced that the company is merging with an American electric aircraft manufacturer, in a press statement Tuesday.