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Jun 12 '15 09:56

Controversial taxi service UberPop is no longer offering rides to the Dutch population in general, but the service is still available to selected regular customers.

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Jun 12 '15 09:35

Shell has dispatched the first ship that is part of the fleet that will do exploratory drilling for gas and oil in the Arctic. The company announced on Thursday that the Arctic Challenger, one of the dozens of support vessels for the oil rigs, has left from Seattle and is heading towards Alaska, NU reports.

PostNL
Jun 12 '15 09:06

PostNL is willing to offer independent package delivery drivers a permanent contract. The company recently received a lot of criticism that the freelancers who deliver packages for the company are "sham-self employed" and earn little for their work. How many people will actually accept the offer, is still unknown.

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Jun 11 '15 17:30

The Midden-Nederland court approved an agreement between Dutch supercar manufacturer Spyker and its creditors on Thursday, reports Omroep Flevoland. The financially-strapped car company is primed to exit administration, unless an appeal against the decision of the court is filed.

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Jun 11 '15 17:10

The Financial Information and Investigation Service (FIOD) suspects nine people from eight different investigations of filing false sales tax declarations, the authority announced on Thursday. In addition, the investigators seized a large amount of the involved companies' accounting records for investigations conducted by the Public Prosecutor's Office.

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Jun 11 '15 14:35

Editors are urging State Secretary Sander Dekker of Media to stop unfair competition in public broadcasting, referring to the Dutch Public Broadcaster's, or NPO, plans to focus completely on digital media in the coming years.

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Jun 10 '15 17:45

Corrections staff at the Bijlmerbajes and Tafelberweg prisons in Amsterdam, and the detention center at Schiphol airport plan to walk off the jobs between 12 and 3 p.m. next Thursday. Customs officials and tax authority workers from the Amsterdam and Hoofdorp offices will join the corrections worker in a march and rally in Amsterdam Sloterdijk.

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Jun 10 '15 17:20

The number of unemployed workers aged 50-and-above is falling, according to new numbers published by the UWV benefits agency on Wednesday. Nearly 26,000 individuals in that category found work in the last four months.

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Jun 10 '15 16:40

IHC Merwede will cut 1,100 temporary jobs and 487 permanent jobs in the latest blow to the Dutch ship industry. The Sliedrecht-based shipbuilder will also close two of their four manufacturing locations, including the facility at Hardinxveld and all production work done near the company's headquarters outside of Dordrecht, Zuid-Holland.

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Jun 9 '15 15:30

After years of living under a haze of waste gases from the Isla refinery in the middle of Willemsad, Curacao, residents now also have to deal with a strange green substance covering the Wishi neighborhood.

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Jun 9 '15 13:50

The European Commission has made 315 billion euros available through the European Fund for Strategic Investment for additional investments in the European economy. For the Netherlands this potentially means billions of euros for, among other things, the laying of fiber optic networks, additional lending to small and medium enterprises and installing energy efficiency measures in homes, the government said on Tuesday.

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Jun 9 '15 10:41

The leader of the FNV union, Ton Heerts, spoke against social services for freelancers in an interview with FD. He says self-employed people making use of disability, sickness and unemployment benefits undermines the entire social welfare system.

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Jun 8 '15 16:32

Nijmegen officials called a report from an Italian website “absurd” saying that the 2016 Giro d’Italia will kick off from the Gelderland city. The report calling it the official starting point of the 2016 Giro d’Italia cycling race comes from cycling site Tutto Bici, and is sourced to Nijmegen cycling activist Jos Sluijsmans.

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Jun 8 '15 15:00

The province of Groningen was hit by the third earthquake in one week's time on Sunday morning. The earthquake struck just one day before the lawsuit filed by large group of Groningen residents against the Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij appeared in court in Assen.

Jun 8 '15 13:57

By the end of this year the Dutch gross domestic product is expected to top the real level seen in 2008 for the first time since the financial crisis. This is according to De Nederlandsche Bank's latest half-yearly forecast, which was published on Monday.

Jun 8 '15 11:00

The Schiphol parking services P7-self parking and Qube Valet sometimes use the cars of unsuspecting customers for private trips, according to television program Groete van MAX.

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Jun 7 '15 11:00

After conflicting scientific reports surfaced suggesting dangerous nerve gas elements in passenger aircraft cabins, Infrastructure Secretary Wilma Mansveld now wants European cooperation in researching the situation.The Minister is also establishing a national council to approach the issue.

Jun 5 '15 17:55

Dutch start-up Add My Window offers individuals to put up adhesive advertisement on windows of their homes. Founder of the enterprise, Roderick Adang, believes that there are many individuals living in strategic points in the city who would be interested in using their windows as advertising space.

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Jun 5 '15 17:25

Over 60,000 square meters of the ING Harlemmerweg office space in Amsterdam is going under conversion into 900 apartment units. This is a result of the purchase agreement between real estate investment company Bouwinvest and the developer Pinnacle, which is going to transform the bank's office space.

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Jun 5 '15 16:44

Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem has formally put forward his candidacy for a second term as chairman of the Eurogroup, the group of Eurozone finance ministers. Dijsselbloem previously mentioned he would like to remain in his position and visited several European capitals to garner support for his candidacy.

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Jun 5 '15 16:39

Vodafone and Liberty Global, both based in London, are discussing possible transactions which include a merger, reports Bloomberg Business. A merger between the two companies would be another step in the growing consolidation in the telecommunications industry.

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Jun 5 '15 12:42

NS CEO Timo Huges has been accused of abusing his power in Limburg. The Telegraaf writes that Huges forwarded an email he received from transport company Veolia to NS sbsidiary Qbuzz, while this is strictly prohibited.

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Jun 4 '15 18:00

Inflation in May rose to 1.1 percent according to the consumer price index, reports Statistics Netherlands (CBS). Prices in the month were pushed up by increasing holiday and travel expenses, leading to the highest level reached in the last seven months.

Jun 4 '15 17:35

Frans Muller, the Dutch CEO of Delhaize Group, is likely to lead the merger of Netherlands retailer Ahold and Belgian retailer Delhaize, according to Petercam analyst Fernand de Boer. The current CEO of Ahold, Dick Boer, will then resign to become the chairman of the supervisory board, De Boer told newspaper FD.

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