Oct 10 '13 06:28

Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem of Finance has canceled his trip to the annual meeting of the IMF in Washington. Dijsselbloem was supposed to attend the meeting on Thursday and Friday but canceled the trip because of the negotiations with the opposition about the Dutch National Budget.

Dijsselbloem says that he has responsibilities to the international institution, but as of this moment he wants to solve the internal Dutch problems because that is now more important to him.

Oct 10 '13 06:23

Prime Minister Mark Rutte and PvdA leader Diederik Samsom are very optimistic that  a solution, to get a majority in the Senate, will be found in a few days.

The negotiations, this time without GroenLinks, continued on Wednesday. In the afternoon it were the financial specialists of the negotiation partners who met with the minister of Finance. In the evening the group leaders, the Prime Minister and the Vice Prime Minister joined the negotiations.

Oct 10 '13 02:37

The Dutch Oil Company (NAM) would like to talk with the retired engineer Adriaan Houtenbos, who states that Groningen residents should expect more and more severe earthquakes.

Oct 10 '13 02:03

An officer wrongly concluded the 17-year-old Rishi instantly died from a police bullet last November in The Hague Hollands Spoor station.

Oct 10 '13 01:17

In the Amsterdam home of a 50-year-old Englishman, the police found half a million cash, using a sniffer dog, announced the Public Ministry Wednesday.

Oct 10 '13 00:53

Two dresses that Queen Máxima wore during the change of rule on April 30 are eligible to win a Dutch Design Award.

Oct 10 '13 00:05

The Russian authorities have problems with some Dutch products that Russia imports. The dairy is not well controlled, and flowers contain harmful substances, according to the Russians.

Oct 10 '13 00:04

Aid workers failed to prevent two cases of severe child abuse, due to poor communication, concludes the inspections of Youth Collaborative Monitoring after examining two incidents in Tilburg.

Oct 10 '13 00:03

The Ministry of Defence disagrees with a collective arrangement for compensation for at least ten Dutchbat soldiers, reports a spokesperson Wednesday.

Oct 10 '13 00:02

The Russians possibly found drugs aboard the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, sailing under Dutch flag, report Russian news agencies, based on finds of an investigation committee.

Oct 10 '13 00:01

iPhone® 5s, the most forward-thinking smart phone in the world, and iPhone 5c, the most colorful iPhone yet, will be available in Italy, Russia, Spain and more than 25 more countries, among which The Netherlands, on Friday, October 25, announced Apple® on October 9th .

Oct 9 '13 09:08

A 48-year-old man from Cuijk in Brabant is a suspect of the abuse of about three hundred girls in the age of 10 to 17 years. Probably eleven girls he met and abused,  but the rest he abused over the internet. 

The hundreds of victims come mainly from Holland but there are also  30 Belgian victims. The man has been active during eight years. He is now in custody in Noord Holland. If he already confessed was not yet announced by the prosecution.

Oct 9 '13 09:05

Long negotiations on Tuesday did not lead to a bad scenario so far. D66 leader Alexander Pechtold was even optimistic after the last meeting which took place until midnight.

On Tuesday afternoon the financial experts of the four opposition parties and the coalition met with minister of Finance Jeroen Dijsselbloem. Later in the afternoon Lodewijk Asscher joined the meeting together with the experts of the House on social affairs. At 10 pm the Prime Minister and the leaders of the parties also joined the discussions.

Oct 9 '13 09:00

State Secretary Sharon Dijksma of Agriculture will visit Russia on Wednesday and Thursday. She hopes that she can end the boycott of Dutch potatoes. 

The visit was already planned for some time. Although the relation of the Netherlands and Russia is under stress at this moment, the State Secretary thinks that it is important that the  talks about agriculture will continue. Dijksma will not touch the issues which give at this moment rise to the stressed relationship of the two countries.

Oct 9 '13 08:54

The conflict with Russia, about the Russian diplomat who’s political immunity was violated, is world news. All around the world, media pay much attention to the incident.

Although the incident already happened on Sunday, the news came out on Monday when Russian media published the ‘attack’ of the Russian diplomat by the Dutch police. The Russian minister of Foreign Affairs and Russian president Vladimir Poetin gave serious comments on the incident and this fueled the attention to the case even more.

Oct 9 '13 08:50

Nearly 3,000 vocational students could not find a suitable internship during the last 4 months. This may lead to the situation that it is impossible for them to graduate. This is evident from the number of reports that the hotline for shortage of internships.


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