The Code Yellow warning for strong winds until Tuesday, the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute reports.
The parliamentarians in The Hague are pleased with the decision made by the ABN Amro executives to reverse the proposed salary increase of 100 thousand euros. The six members of the bank's Supervisory Board announced their decision in a statement yesterday.
A code yellow weather warning is in effect across much of the Netherlands due to high winds. The warning covers the entire country, except the Frisian islands, until 9 p.m. Sunday, the government’s meteorological agency KNMI reported.
The Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, wants clarification from the government on the major power outage that affected large parts of Noord Holland and Flevoland this morning, AD reports. The outage began just before 10:00 and was caused by a technical fault in a power station in Diemen. More than an hour later grid administrator TenneT reported that power would be gradually restored
NS is still struggling to get back on on track after the massive power outage that affected large parts of Noord-Holland and Flevoland this morning. Hundreds of passengers are still stranded at Utrecht Centraal, staring helplessly at the information boards that only state that no train traffic is possible in a wide radius around Amsterdam Centraal and north of Leiden, Utrecht and Hilversum.
Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem of Finance has decided to postpone the planned sale of ABN Amro due to the recent turmoil surrounding the salary increases for the bank's executives, De Gelderlander reports. Dijsselbloem previously told the Tweede Kamer that the decision about ABN Amro's IPO would be made before April 1st.
Grid administrator TenneT just announced on Twitter that the voltage power grid is being rebuilt and power is gradually being restored. Parts of Noord-Holland now have power again. Power has been restored at Schiphol airport.
There are major delays at Schiphol airport due to the massive power outage currently affecting large parts of Noord-Holland and Flevoland, Schiphol spokesperson Jeroen Bos said on Dutch broadcaster NOS.
Large parts of Noord-Holland and Flevoland is sitting without power. The rail traffic in northern parts of the Netherlands has come to a standstill due to this power outage. Many hospitals are also without power.
Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem of Finance will reveal the plans regarding ABN Amro's IPO this morning. It is believed that the national bank will return to the stock market after summer, RTL reports.
ABN Amro and Fortis were nationalized in October 2008 for a sum of over 30 billion euros. The Dutch state has since then recovered some of that through dividends. The IPO is expected to bring in around 15 billion euros. The part that is expected to be placed on the stock market largely consists of ABN Amro's Dutch activities.
Yesterday the police released photos of another 12 people involved in the Feyenoord riots in Rome last month. These suspects are wanted for, among other things, public violence. At least 6 suspects have turned themselves in since the latest batch of photos were released.
For the time being KLM has decided not to change the cockpit rules that state that a pilot has to close the door behind him when leaving the cockpit. The airline will await the full results of the investigation into the Germanwings accident before considering changing the rules.
Six police officers were needed to take a "disturbed" man into custody after he assaulted two NS conductors and several passengers onboard a train, police say. The 30-year-old man boarded the train in Zwijndrecht and fought with police one stop later in Barendrecht.
The Environment and Transport Inspectorate raided Uber headquarters in Amsterdam Thursday morning, NOS reports. The raid was aimed against the UberPop service. The inspectorate seized copies to get an idea of the scale of the illegal service.
The Netherlands and the Philippines have joined forces to intensify the fight against child sex tourism and human trafficking in both countries. The Dutch Public Prosecutor and the Public Prosecutor in the Philippines singed Memorandum of Understanding on the matter this week.
The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) knowingly took risks by not informing consumers that there were meat products in stores at the end of 2014 that may have been contaminated by anthrax. This is according to activist group foodwatch, based on documents from the NVWA.
The General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD) kept a DNA database that is not permitted by law, according to a report by the Supervisory Committee on the Intelligence and Security Services (CTIVD).
The last of several squatted buildings in Amsterdam Centrum was cleared by police Wednesday evening following an hours-long standoff between the officers on the ground and the squatters. By early afternoon, at least eight people were arrested, with 11 more suspects processed by nightfall.
The police have started evacuating squatters from the complex known as the Tabakspanden on Spuistraat in Amsterdam, NRC reports.
Audio recordings of Willem Holleeder threatening his sister with death have leaked to the public just before the criminal case against Holleeder started in the court of Amsterdam today, AD reports. Holleeder stands trial for his possible involvement in the assassinations on Kees Houtman in 2005 and Thomas van der Bijl in 2006.
Squatters have reoccupied the Slangenpand on Spuistraat in Amsterdam and built barricades, which they set on fire. They are protesting against the development plans for the building.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed on Tuesday that at least one Dutch victim was flying on Germanwings flight 4U9525 which crashed in the French alps. The plane departed from Barcelona Tuesday morning and was headed towards Dusseldorf.
At least one Dutch passenger purchased a ticket for the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps earlier today, travel agent Vliegticket.nl told RTL Nieuws. There is no information as to whether the passenger boarded the flight, and Germanwings is delaying the release of information regarding the passenger manifest of flight 4U9525.
PVV leader Geert Wilders has announced the names of his candidates for the Eerste Kamer (Senate). The list includes Gidi Markuszower, who was on the PVV list for the national elections in 2010, but was then removed after information from the General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD), Volkskrant reports.