PvdA (Labour) MP Keklik Yucel wants an extension paid parental leave in the Netherlands to six months after the birth of a baby, of which two months would be allocated for the child's father. Yucel will raise the issue in Wednesday's parliamentary debate with Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher.
The construction of the Noord/Zuid line of the Amsterdam subway system will conclude in October 2017 despite the bankruptcies of key technology contractor Imtech and metal construction firm Oskomera, according to city alderman Pieter Litjens. The oft-delayed subway line is not expected to have any further setbacks after an analysis of the remaining risks to the project, Litjens told the Parool.
The latest Global Wealth report from insurer Allianz revealed on Tuesday that the Netherlands placed sixth among the top 20 richest countries in the world according to their assessment of household equity versus debt conducted in more than fifty countries.
A spokesperson from Pon’s, the company that imports Volkswagens (VW) into the Netherlands, told NU.nl on Monday that it has stopped selling diesel cars with suspicious engines. The announcement was made in response to the emissions scam that has plagued VW in recent weeks, regarding their Euro 5 diesel engine type EA 189.
The Public Prosecutor in the Netherlands ordered a raid on the Dutch offices of taxi and ride share company Uber. The firm is being investigated as a criminal enterprise over its continued use of the alternative taxi service UberPOP.
Rotterdam top-level football club Feyenoord netted a team-record 13.6 million euros profit from its 61.8 million recorded earnings for the 2014/2015 season. This revenue amount is also the most in club's 106-year history.
After the Dutch cabinet gave its approval to a controversial half-billion euro plan to shut parliamentary buildings for 5.5 years for renovations, representatives of shopkeepers, hotel and catering, and museums all sounded alarm bells. Construction work could begin in 2020 effectively shutting down the Binnenhof parliament sqare.
The Anglo-Dutch oil company, Shell, announced it will be closing down its operations in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea due to the high costs and strict regulations that govern the exploration for oil. Director of Shell Upstream Americas, Marvin Odum reported that the company is disappointed at the exploration results that came from the Burger J exploration well in the region, and will now cease further exploration activity off Alaska's coastline for the foreseeable future.
Amsterdam football club Ajax booked a 22 million euro profit for the 2014-2015 fiscal year, an increase of about 5.4 million over a year earlier. The football team released its annual figures on Friday, which included a 1.5 percent increase in turnover to 105.4 million euros.
The CEO of American electric car manufacturer, Tesla, officially opens a second Tesla factory in the Netherlands on Friday evening, alongside the Minister of Economic Affairs, Henk Kamp. The nearly 50,000-square meter factory hires 180 workers, and stands alongside an assembly line and test track for the electric cars.
Damage to a KPN fiber optic cable in Utrecht caused internet, television and landline phone service outages on Friday for a wide swath of customers using the Dutch company’s extensive network. The issue hit KPN and its subsidiary, Telfort, as well as Tele2, reported broadcaster NOS.
Young consumers want more information about products while they are shopping, preferably delivered by smartphone, according to a survey conducted by research firm Quotas. Customers want to do more shopping faster, broadcaster NOS reported.
The two Rembrandt paintings which the Rijksmuseum and the Dutch Government committed to buying for 160 million euros will first make an exhibition tour of all twelve provincial capitals around the Netherlands before reaching their new home at Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum. The Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht won the honour as the first museum to receive the paintings, Director Stijn Huijts confirmed with Telegraaf.nl.
Damages caused by flooding at VU hospital following a water main break two weeks ago are estimated at some 50 million euros, medical center chairman Wouter Bos told reporters at the hospital's re-opening on Wednesday morning. Technical installations that were in the basement were badly damaged, some irreparably.
Health insurer DSW will raise their basic annual healthcare package costs in 2016 by about 45 euros for the entire year, lower than the 58 euro increase predicted by the health ministry. compared to that of the Ministry of Health which will increase its premiums by 58 euros. This will be the fourth consecutive year that DSW has announced premiums lower than that of the Ministry.
Retailers say they want an end to the ongoing negativity surrounding the continual Zwarte Piet debate, the Retail Netherlands association of 110,000 companies said in a statement on Wednesday. They are begging for a consensus on the issue and to put an end to all the "distractions."
An app that helps you sleep better. That is what researchers from Utrecht University, the University of Amsterdam and TU Delft have been developing for suffering insomniacs.
Despite a contraction of 41,000 managerial jobs in the Netherlands, a higher percentage of women held supervisory roles in the second quarter of 2015, newly-released data from Statistics Netherlands (CBS) shows. Women now hold over 26 percent of managerial positions at Dutch companies, an increase of 1.6 percent over the same period in 2014.
There are too few rental properties in the centers of Dutch cities available on the private market for under 1,000 euros, according to a new joint report from property management firm Vastgoedmanagement Nederland (VGM) and the Netherlands Association of Estate Agents (NVM). Released on Tuesday, the report says that far too often people looking legitimate "middle-of-the-road" rental units are quickly diverted to the outskirts of these cities.
Existing home sale prices rose by 2.5 percent in August compared to a year earlier, according to Statistics Netherlands (CBS). The growth remained relatively flat compared to last month.
Small and medium sized enterprises in the Netherlands now have a new opportunity to get a loan - the Netherlands Investment Institution has opened its Commercial Loan Fund, which has about 1 billion euros available to issue loans to SMEs.
Cutbacks and reorganization in gas company Nederlandsche Aardolie Maatschappij will lead to 2 thousand layoffs next year, mostly in companies that work with NAM.
Lodewijk Asscher, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, has set aside 14 million euros over the next two years to help unemployed young people find work by putting them in direct contact with employers. The aim is to get 23 thousand young people off of benefits and into paid jobs within the next two years.
A majority in the municipal council of Utrecht approved the new prostitution district, also referred to as the Nieuwe Zandpad, on Thursday night.