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Feb 17 '15 17:50

Talks between the workers' union and V&D store management ended Tuesday without an agreement on a wage cut deal the managers say is crucial to the story remaining open and regaining its financial footing.

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Feb 17 '15 17:35

Topshop will open the first "Topman" flagship store of continental Europe on Kalverstraat in Amsterdam on February 26th. The new Topman flagship store will open on Kalverstraat 48/52 in the premises of the old book store, de Slegte, a Topman spokesperson told NL Times.

Taxi
Feb 17 '15 16:57

US-based taxi application Uber is now making their services available in Utrecht despite a ban put in place against one of the company's schemes in the Netherlands. The company does not only offer the regular UberBLACK service but the forbidden UberPOP as well, Uber stated on Tuesday. The application is now available in the four largest cities in the Randstad area.

Feb 17 '15 16:41

The occupation of the Bungehuis by students of De Nieuwe Universiteit (The New University) organisation continues past its 100th hour, with protesters showing no signs of leaving the University of Amsterdam (UvA) building. While the students maintain they will remain in the building until the UvA responds to their demands, the university has issued an ultimatum, telling students to get out or face a lawsuit.

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Feb 17 '15 13:32

The implementation of the provision ban, which took effect on January 1st 2013, has led to 15 percent savings for consumers. This is according to the annual survey done by GfK on the effects of the ban on provision.

Feb 17 '15 13:09

More than half (57 percent) of Dutch freelancers expect that they will have to continue working after retirement. This is according to a study done by Centraal Beheer under 539 freelancers.

Feb 17 '15 10:51

Dutch file transfer website WeTransfer won an investment of 25 million dollars, roughly 22 million euros, the Highland Capital Partners Europe (HCPE). The Massachusetts-based firm made the investment to increase growth and popularity of the WeTransfer service in the U.S.

Feb 17 '15 09:00

The Director of Gemeentelijk Vervoerbedrijf wants more money invested in public transport in the Amsterdam region, primarily in expanding the subway network to Schiphol

Feb 17 '15 07:48

The jobs plan in Groningen will get 45 million euro. Employers and trade unions in the region are investing 27 million euro and Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher (Social Affairs and Labor) has made approximately 18 million euro available for the plan.

Feb 16 '15 18:22

Following insufficient enrollment numbers for the 2015-2016 academic year, the Duisenberg School of Finance will be integrated into the economics and business faculties at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) for the start of the next academic year, the institution announced.

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Feb 16 '15 14:11

The employees of V&D and La Place are willing to accept a 2 percent wage cut, the lawyer for FNV and CNV said in the summary proceedings before the Amsterdam court this morning, AD reports

Feb 16 '15 13:36

According to Statistics Netherlands, retail sales increased last year for the first time since 2008. Compared to 2013, the volume of sales was 1 percent higher and prices in stores were lower. The turnover also increased by 0.5 percent, after two years of decreases.

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Feb 16 '15 13:17

Air France-KLM has no intention of demolishing KLM, and thereby putting tens of thousands of jobs in the Netherlands in danger, the airline announced on Sunday.

Feb 16 '15 13:04

The Authority Consumer & Market (ACM) has fined travel agency World Ticket Center (WTC) 350,000 euros for violating the rules for price transparency in the Aviation Regulation and being in breach of the Unfair Commercial Practices Act. WTC has appealed against the decision.

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Feb 16 '15 12:40

The owner of the property where former sex club Yab Yum was located wants the property to house the municipal brothel planned by the city of Amsterdam.

Feb 16 '15 12:00

There is a lot of unrest on among Terschelling residents about possible gas drilling in the Wadden Sea.

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Feb 16 '15 10:35

The Dutch state is selling its shares in the insurer Vivat (formerly Reaal) to the Chinese insurer Anbang for 150 million euro. Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem of Finance informed the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament) of the sale today.

Taxi
Feb 16 '15 09:17

Uber has received a 50 thousand euro fine for five UberPOP drivers caught by the Environment and Transport Inspectorate this weekend, NOS reports.

Feb 16 '15 08:17

Protesting students and at least one lecturer are still barricaded inside the University of Amsterdam's humanities building, the Bungehuis.

Bungehuis student occupation Feb 13, 2015
Feb 13 '15 18:21

Humanities staff at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) may be unable to return to their offices on Monday after students and at least one university lecturer began an occupation of the Bungehuis building in Amsterdam Centrum on Friday.

Feb 13 '15 16:14

A group of students and at least one lecturer barricaded themselves inside the University of Amsterdam humanities building, the Bungehuis, while others marched in demonstration through the city center in protest against anticipated funding and resource cuts to the university's humanities department on Friday.

Taxi
Feb 13 '15 14:31

The court in Gelderland today declared the regional taxi department of transport company Willemsen de Koning in Arnhem bankrupt, AD reports. 376 taxi drivers lost their jobs.

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Feb 13 '15 12:46

A record number of 139 international companies established new offices in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area last year, amsterdam business announced in a press release today.

Feb 13 '15 12:05

The Dutch economy is continuing signs of recovery, posting growth of 0.5 percent in the last quarter of 2014, according to official bureau Statistics Netherlands (CBS). This is now the third consecutive quarter where growth has been measured, the CBS reported on Friday.

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