The Netherlands has experienced a record year in food exports so far, firming up the country's position as the second-largest agricultural exporter in the world. Despite Russia's boycott targeting agricultural exports, the overall success has been remarkable even as farm organization LTO points to an increase in farm bankruptcies.
From 2017 (at the latest), owners of a flat or apartment will be required to deposit money into the coffers of their Homeowners Association on a monthly basis.
Psychological problems cost Dutch businesses 20 billion euro every year. This includes the costs of care, absenteeism, loss of productivity and disability. The 20 billion euro is about 3 percent of the size of the Dutch economy.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs announced yesterday that researchers have found bird flu in wild ducks near Kamerik in Woerden. They found the very contagious H5 type in two samples of droppings.
Over 50 000 chicks have been culled in a preventative action at a manure farm on Burmadeweg in Hazerswoude-dorp, Zuid Holland possibly rendering the owners of the farm bankrupt. Following an outbreak of the avian influenza last week, the De Wit family says they were not surprised by preventative action being taken on their farm
Rotterdam's very first indoor fresh food market has earned itself a spot on the Guardian's Top 10 Food Markets in Europe.
At least 118 arrests have been made in connection with a global investigation aimed at ending the fraudulent purchase of airline tickets. Arrests came via the Global Airport Action, an alliance formed by centers at Europol in The Hague, Interpol in Singapore and Ameripol in Bogota. Several of those arrested were in the Netherlands.
Brussels approved the Netherlands' budget for 2015. The financial plans of the government-Rutte meet the European budget rules.
This morning the staff at the IKEA store in Delft handed out chocolate money to the customers in the store. The recipients of the sweets were asked to sign a petition for a better collective agreement for the IKEA employees.
The first packaging-free shop in the Netherlands will open in Utrecht. In this supermarket, the customer will be able to "pour" their own rice, nuts, beans and oil.
Several Dutch insurers have not passed the major European stress test SCR.
The ingenious new bank cars that allow contact-less payment, are only safe against criminals in a metal case or wrapped in aluminum foil.
Bird flu was discovered at a poultry farm in Zoeterwoude yesterday. The Ministry of Economic Affairs confirmed that this company has about 28 thousand animals.
Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde talks about his upcoming plans for Schiphol Airport, a 32-km dyke, and new technologies, and the childhood that inspired everything including the Van Gogh-Roosegaarde Starry Night bike path.
With the holiday season looming, Dutch bank ING has conducted a public survey and established that over half of the Dutch intends on spending less on Sinterklaas gifts this ye
The Cabinet wants to get rich foreigners to invest in the Netherlands, but the millionaire migrants stay away.
KLM's cabin crew was unpleasantly surprised by the significant cuts announced by the airline. Union VNC says that there will be protests from the employees that will have consequences for travelers.
KLM has stopped hiring new cabin crew, according to the Association of Dutch Cabin Crew (VNC). KLM has confirmed this. The airline company wants more productivity from its current employees, which would make the hiring of new cabin crew unnecessary.
Amsterdam is initiating a six-month trial of 425 city-subsidized jobs next year. The goal is for each subsidy to lead to a full-time unsubsidized job, with a third of the subsidies earmarked for young people with limited work experience.
According to director Hans Blokpoel of the Tax Authorities, the tax office collected over 50 million euro more from defaulters than in 2013.
Dutch company Fastned is going to build fast charging stations in Germany.
The Nigerian parliament wants oil company Shell to pay nearly 4 billion dollars (3.2 billion euro) for the damage caused by an oil spill at its offshore oil field in Bonga in December 2011.
After 61 days, an end has come to the strike at the chlorine plant MEB of Akzo Nobel. This was the longest strike that the group has ever faced.
On Wednesday evening the Amsterdam City Council almost unanimously approved port Alderman Kajsa Ollongren's (D66) proposal for the construction of a new sea lock in IJmuiden. Amsterdam will contribute a maximum of 105.25 million euro to the project.