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.

Oct 9 '13 08:47

Over the last five years, the number of burglary claims in the Netherlands has risen from an average of 2500 per month in 2008 to more than 3500 per month in 2012. This is an increase of 40 percent. This was evident on Wednesday from an analysis of the Association of Insurers.

The risk  for a burglary is highest in the province of Noord Brabant and the lowest in the province of Groningen. From the big cities Groningen seems to be the safest city. Citizens  of Breda, Almere and Nijmegen have 4 times more chance on a burglary, according to the report.

Oct 9 '13 04:20

The Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam (AMC) introduces a special navigation app so patients can find their way easier in the hospital The app can be installed on all smartphones.

Oct 9 '13 03:58

Fyra manufacturer AnsaldoBreda is not allowed access to three technical reports that the NS and the Belgian NMBS have used for their decision to quit with the V250 trains.

Oct 9 '13 03:39

Compared with other countries, the Netherlands has few illiterates, but that number is increasing, according to the PIAAC report: 'core skills for work and life', an examination of the OESO with a comprehensive analysis of the literacy and math skills of the Dutch between 16 and 65 years.

Oct 9 '13 03:13

Group 8b of the Vlissingen School De Wissel received death threats and shocking pictures last week through the social network Instagram, reported the police Tuesday evening.

Oct 9 '13 02:41

A ship from South Africa was finally allowed in the port of Rotterdam on Tuesday night . The DAL Stellenbosch was delayed by a day, because it had about 20 potentially dangerous spiders on board.

Oct 9 '13 02:07

The police took the Russian diplomat, Dmitry Borodin, to the police station this past weekend to protect his children

Oct 9 '13 01:01

Employees of KLM, Transavia, Martinair, and Schiphol protested on Tuesday at Schiphol and The Hague against plans of the government to reintroduce flight tax.

Oct 9 '13 00:40

The Groningen residents have known it for years, but now it's confirmed by the European Commission that nothing beats the city in North Netherlands.

Oct 8 '13 02:53

A special committee will investigate whether foreigners are exploited during the construction of the A2 tunnel in Maastricht, reported alderman Albert Nuss (PvdA) on Monday to the council.

Oct 8 '13 02:39

On Monday the negotiation between opposition and government started again after the weekend. At 10 pm crucial discussions started between Rutte, Dijselbloem and the group leaders of the House of D66, GroenLinks, SGP, ChristenUnie, PvdA and VVD.

On Monday afternoon Vice Prime Minister Asscher and minister of Finance Dijsselbloem first talked with all the financial specialists of the involved parties. The meeting started at 1.30 pm till 6 pm.

Oct 8 '13 02:34

The Russian ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Monday, that it strongly protests against the treatment of a Russian diplomat by the Dutch police.

According to Russian media the diplomat, Dmitri Borodin, says that he was attacked, on Sunday, in his house by people with police uniforms. His behavior towards his kids should have been the reason that neighbors alarmed the police.

Oct 8 '13 02:13

Three former employees of the Gaykrant revealed in Nieuwsuur that former chief Henk Krol did not speak the truth about the pension contributions at the Gaykrant.


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