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Dec 30 '14 14:05

The court in Utrecht ruled today that the Brinks Nederland employee strike may continue at this time.

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Dec 30 '14 10:51

Eindhoven Airport has undergone such rabid growth in recent years that the airport is likely to exceed the limit of 30 thousand flights in 2015. This is the maximum number of flights for which the airport has noise arrangements with the surroundings.

Dec 30 '14 09:32

The largest healthcare comparison sites in the Netherlands expect that half a million people will switch health insurers over the next three days. This means that about half of the expected 1 million switchers waited until the last moment to change.

Dec 30 '14 08:02

A number of consumers plan to withdraw extra money from ATM's because of the strike by workers of money transporters Brinks.

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Dec 29 '14 13:59

Another six companies that produce food want to stop the use of cage eggs, Wakker Dier reported today. These companies are Unox, Cup-a-soup, the Wild Bean cafes at BP gas stations, Cntucinnikoekjes of Sapori, ice cream shops of IJscuypje and the liquid egg products of Kweker.

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Dec 29 '14 13:16

About 60 municipalities have hired a lawyer after a tariff increase by automation company PinkRoccade. The company provides software to approximately 200 municipalities. The package will be expanded considerably next year, allowing citizens to make use of several services, such as applying for a new passport - without having to go to the municipal service desk.

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Dec 29 '14 10:02

Albert Heijn has stopped making the TV commercials with the supermarket manager in the lead. Harry Piekema, the actor who played the manager, was the face of Albert Heijn for 10 years. He quit because his work for Albert Heijn left him insufficient time for other things.

Dec 29 '14 09:26

Approximately 230 of Rabobank's ATM's are empty because of the strike at money transporter Brinks Nederland, Rabobank announced on Sunday. That is 10 percent of the 2,300 ATM's the bank has in the Netherlands.

Dec 26 '14 13:58

Heereveen suffered a net loss of 4.2 million euros over the season 2013/2014, according to its annual report which was published on Wednesday.

Dec 26 '14 10:25

According to CNV Vakmensen, money transport company Brinks has not responded on an ultimatum from the unions. Actions will start on Saturday and ATM's will not be refilled by Brinks employees, says CNV director Peter de Ridder.

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Dec 25 '14 08:04

The European support measures for farmers affected by the Russian boycott has been extended to June next year. According to State Secretary Sharon Dijksma, the new measures should help agricultural entrepreneurs find a "good, social destination" for their fruits and vegetables.

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Dec 25 '14 07:49

In addition to the housing associations and healthcare facilities, the postponement of the new law on top incomes will also apply to universities. This is according to a letter that PvdA Minister Jet Bussemaker of Education sent to the Second Chamber yesterday.

Dec 24 '14 14:20

The real disposable income of households was 2.5 percent higher in the 3rd quarter of 2014 than in the same period last year, Statistics Netherlands announced today. The disposable income of households also increased in the first two quarters of this year.

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Dec 24 '14 13:50

The renewed Kuip could possibly accommodate 76 thousand spectators. One of the variants that builder BAM offered Feyenoord involves 70 thousand seats and 6 thousand standing places.

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Dec 24 '14 12:50

VVD minsters Edith Schipers (Public Health, Welfare and Sports) and Stef Blok (Housing) does not want to immediately implement the new law which cuts the top incomes in the (semi) public sectors back to the same amount as a minister salary. According to the ministers, there is not enough time.

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Dec 24 '14 12:08

Today, the day before Christmas, is the busiest day of the year for supermarkets. Distribution centers have been working through the night to make sure all the supermarkets are supplied. Many supermarkets opened an hour earlier this morning.

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Dec 24 '14 11:05

Retail chain Halfords is making a downsized restart. The company announced on Tuesday that approximately 20 percent of the former employees can start working again.

Dec 24 '14 09:26

ABN Amro has replaced 430 thousand debit cards, because they did not meet the safety requirements. It was possible to remotely guess the PIN number of those cards, which are capable of making contactless payments.

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Dec 24 '14 07:48

Christmas purchases have ensured a significant increase for the weekly sales of online stores. In the three weeks before Christmas sales for online stores increased by 38 percent, compared to an average weekly turnover.

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Dec 23 '14 13:38

Insurer NN Group (Nationale-Nederlanden) is the new sponsor of the Rotterdam Marathon. The organisation of the marathon has singed a three year sponsorship agreement with the company. The 35th Rotterdam Marathon will be held on April 12th, 2015.

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Dec 23 '14 12:10

Dutch companies maintain warm relations with the Crimea, the Ukrainian region that was annexed by Russia earlier this year.

Dec 23 '14 10:30

Customers of both Rabobank and ABN Amro had problems with internet banking yesterday. Both banks suffered from a malfunction.

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Dec 23 '14 08:45

Albert Heijn's crystal glasses contain no lead, are not heavy enough and should therefore not actually be called crystal, the Volkskrant reports.

Dec 22 '14 14:30

According to Binnelands Bestuur, 16 municipalities will be under preventative financial supervision of the provinces next year. That is 7 more than in 2014.

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