Apr 26 '13 08:29

At the shareholders meeting of Heineken on Thursday, there was some commotion about the move of the Supervisory Board to grant CEO Jean-François van Boxmeer two extraordinary bonuses, one for his contributions to the acquisition of beverage group APB. 20 percent of the represented shareholders voted against the proposals, but at the end of the meeting Van Boxmeer was 4 million richer.

Apr 26 '13 08:23

The animal authorities arrested two women from Rotterdam on Thursday on suspicion of neglecting 29 horses. This was announced by the police.

On April 11, the police and the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) investigated a site at the Ziedewijdsekade in Barendrecht (Zuid Holland) where the horses were kept. It was suspected that the animals were malnourished and poorly housed. A stall on the property had room only for five horses.

Apr 26 '13 08:18

The boy suspected to have posted a threat in the forum 4chan.org has recently visited the Dutch Embassy in Costa Rica.

A spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed a report from RTL Nieuws. The 18-year-old boy was found in a hotel in San Jose. He was broke and should have voluntarily gone to the embassy.  The suspect legally entered Costa Rica and thus could continue to stay there. According to RTL, the embassy would be willing to pay for his ticket back home. Costa Rica has no extradition treaty with the Netherlands.

Apr 25 '13 08:26

More than thirty Dutch companies do business with Israeli companies based in the occupied Palestinian areas. This was disclosed in a report, which was made public on Wednesday, and which was investigated by peace and help organizations Cordaid, ICCO and IKV Pax Christi.

Apr 25 '13 08:17

The IRS staff are angry with State Secretary Frans Weekers, who they think should have acted much earlier against the benefits fraud of Bulgarian criminals, according to a report by RTL Nieuws on Wednesday. RTL Nieuws was given the chance to have a look at the reactions of the staff on the internal internet network .

Last Sunday it was made public that eastern European gangs committed large-scale fraud with benefits and subsidies. They did so by making fellow countrymen become ghost citizens of a municipality. In that way they were able to earn a lot of money.

Apr 25 '13 08:11

On Wednesday evening DigiD was once more the victim of a cyber attack. This was announced by the Ministry of Internal Affairs. According to the Ministry there is no sign of theft. Personal data have not been stolen and remain safe. 

It is the second attack on DigiD in two days. Earlier on Tuesday evening there was a so-called DDos attack, an attack in which large quantities of data are sent to the server making the server unreachable.

Apr 25 '13 08:05

The economic crisis brings gasoline stations to the brink of a price war. Paul van Selms of United Consumers says while there is less gasoline consumption, there is a growing number of manned and unmanned gasoline stations. Because of this, many stations start special promotions, which could eventually lead to bankruptcy.

Apr 25 '13 08:00

An 18-year-old boy, who is staying in Costa Rica, is suspected as the one who has threatened to do a shooting at a school in Leiden. The suspect is a previous student of a high school in Leiden. The boy has not been arrested. Because he is staying abroad, it is impossible that his threat can be executed. Thus, the police can now stop securing the schools.

Apr 24 '13 14:18

A revolt is rising amongst members of Dutch labour party PvdA against the government plan to make undocumented residency a punishable, criminal offence in the Netherlands.  A number of party branches and prominent members will ask Labour leader Diederik Samson to break the coalition agreement, to adjust the direction and restore the fundamental party principle of 'the right to a decent life'.

Criminalization of illegal residents

Apr 24 '13 09:25

Besides working for RTL Boulevard, Bram Moszkowicz has a new job as PowNews presenter.

Reporter for PowNews, Rutger Castricum said on Twitter, "Bram Moszkowicz keeps word and is soon presenter of PowNews." Castricum was referring to a statement of the ex-lawyer last week that if he would be suspended for life, he would instead be a program presenter.

Yesterday the Court of Discipline gave its decision: Moszkowicz was no longer allowed to practice law as a lawyer.

When Moszkowicz can be seen on PowNews has not been announced.

Apr 24 '13 09:19

The wife of the late councilor Jo Dejong of Meerssen, in an interview broadcasted on Tuesday by the regional broadcasting L1 and by EénVandaag, alleged that the councilors of the municipality of Meerssen were all guilty.

Jo Dejong committed suicide ​​on  March 11, after the council had unanimously turned their back on him. This was after Dejong kissed a female officer of the municipality against her will at a carnival. He offered his apologies  and resigned under the pressure, but the board did not want to have  anything to do with him anymore.

Apr 24 '13 09:11

'Amsterdam Zuidoost', starting May 1, 2014, will no longer be the official name for the district. Residents of Zuidoost will live from that moment on in just 'Amsterdam'.

On Tuesday, the Mayor and Aldermen decided to change the name 'Amsterdam Zuidoost'. This was done at the request of the board of the district council and the fractions of PvdA, VVD and GroenLinks.

Apr 24 '13 09:04

Music producer Eric van Tijn is unhappy about the artists who sang the King’s Song. He thinks they have totally let down Composer John Ewbank after all the criticisms. "It could and should have been done differently," says Van Tijn.

All 51 artists could also have formed a block, after the criticisms, and could have said, for instance, “We think it is a beautiful song and we worked on it with much passion and joy. So we are just going to sing it." "Instead they remained dead silent,” says van Tijn today in the Telegraaf.

Apr 23 '13 08:54

The curtain has fallen forever on Bram Moszkowicz's career. Starting Wednesday, the well-known criminal lawyer is no longer a lawyer, as decided by the Court of Discipline in Den Bosch today.

It is the final decision in the case that Germ Kemper, the Amsterdam Dean of the Bar Association, had filed against the 52-year-old Moszkowicz. Some clients had also complained about the counselor.

Apr 23 '13 08:44

Last week, the first cows arrived at the Tosti Factory, which manufactures all the ingredients for tosti, a toasted sandwich with ham and cheese. Dichtbij.nl. reports that neighboring citizens are not pleased with the arrival of the cows because they seem to make much noise.

Dozens of complaints have been registered by local residents at Oostenburgereiland. The Tosti Factory reports that one particular cow, called Els, is the problem. “She has just been separated from her five-month-old calf and therefore lets out her heartbreaking sound.”

Apr 23 '13 08:30

The National Committee Inauguration confirmed on Monday that it would use the original song of John Ewbank. The singers have indicated interest in continuing the project. and the concert in Ahoy will proceed as planned.

Composer John Ewbank pulled the song back on Saturday night after a storm of criticism. The Committee said, “Since the launch of the song, there has been a wave of reactions, mostly positive. It is clear that there are also critical voices in our society about parts of the song's lyrics.”

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