Today, June 24, the European Union will discuss Turkey’s concerns after the setbacks. The 27 nations wanted to modify Germany’s position, which is firm in stopping negotiations in response to Ankara’s attack on protestors.
On Saturday, pop star Rihanna ignited a new controversy after publishing photos of herself with two large marijuana joints in Amsterdam, Holland.
An Al-Qaeda associated group in North Africa, responsible of kidnapping eight Europeans, says the captives are safe and a video of them will be released in a short time.
Based on a clinical test, statins, which are drugs to help lower cholesterol levels, has been proved beneficial in preventing Alzheimer’s. A recent study in the Netherlands has confirmed its positive effects, especially in slowing down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
On Saturday, American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen played 34 songs for his fans on his live show at Goffert Park in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
Chelsea beat Manchester United in a bid to sign Netherlands international player Marco Van Ginkel from Vitesse Arnhem.
Johnny Hoogerland became on Sunday in Kerkrade (Limburg) the Dutch cycling champion. The Vacansoleil rider from Zeeland arrived after more than 228 kilometers alone at the finish. He may now wear the red-white-blue champion's jersey in the Tour de France.
Tom Dumoulin (Argos-Shimano) finished second, just before Sebastian Langeveld of Orica-Green Edge.
Nearly three quarters of the Dutch think that the government should be able to tap communication by telephone and over the internet, if this prevents terrorism. Figures from investigation bureau peil.nl, from Maurice de Hond, show that 73 percent of respondents has no problem with wiretapping. The study was commissioned by the news site NUtech.nl.
Minister Ronald Plasterk of Interior Affairs has on Sunday responded laconically to the threat, of Abvakabo chairman Corrie van Brenk, that the social agreement will be off the table if the Cabinet cuts 6 billion euro in 2014. "Well, the unions mark their position. That's just part of the game,” he said in the TV program WNL on Sunday.
In March, the government closed the social agreement with employers and employees. An austerity package of 4.3 billion was then put in the refrigerator. The hope was that the economy would attract and that the cuts would not be necessary.
Four Romanians who pretended to be police officers, have been arrested on Sunday in Rotterdam. The police reported that three of them tried to rob a 53-year-old Taiwanese by pressing him a corner while they yelled 'police' and showing him something that looked like a police badge.
The Netherlands is taking a different approach on its housing policies. According to theguardian, around 54% of Dutch households reside in rented accommodation. Only 13% rent from private property owners.
According to Enviu, the Three Wheels United has made it to the top 100 innovative solutions by Sustainia.
The Netherlands will have to face the Court of Justice of the European Union (EU) as ordered by the European Commission.
Olympic champions Netherlands defeated the Black Sticks in the World League semi-finals (5-2).
A new 90 megawatt wind farm is ready to be built in western Netherlands. The announcement was made by the European energy company RWE on Thursday.
On June 20, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin met with guest of honor Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte at the 17th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), according to Rbth.