Dec 6 '13 04:34

GroenLinks parliamentarian, Linda Voortman, presented an initiative Act on Thursday, together with D66, meant to replace the open government Act (WOB).

Dec 6 '13 04:32

A search and rescue was on for the better part of the day, off the coast of Trelleborg in Sweden, for two Filipino sailors who reportedly went overboard on the Dutch freight ship Marietje Andrea, Thursday, around 08:00.

Dec 6 '13 04:31

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will make a one-time donations of 28 million euros to the Royal Institute for the Tropics (KIT). The Tropics Museum will receive 11 million.

Dec 6 '13 04:30

The NS and Arriva trains will be on schedule again Friday. The railway companies will not make any special adaptations on the track, announced a spokesperson late Thursday.

Dec 6 '13 03:33

In an initial response, Prime Minister Rutte calls the death of Mandela a time to observe a moment of silence.

Dec 5 '13 20:03

Dmitri Borodin, the Russian diplomat who was arrested a couple of months ago in The Hague, for the abuse of his children, left a farewell letter, pinned on a board of the hall of his flat.

Dec 5 '13 19:40

First responders were sent out on over 1,000 storm damage calls around the Netherlands between 6:00 and 16:30, according to

Dec 5 '13 18:16

The Public Prosecution (OM) demanded 120 hours of community service or 60 days imprisonment against former Meerssen mayor, Ricardo Offermanns. Offermanns (VVD) participated in violating professional secrecy by receiving confidential information from former Roermond alderman Jos van Rey (also VVD), according to the OM

Dec 5 '13 16:46

KLM management has invited the cabin crew unions, Thursday, to discuss the cuts the airline is planning on making. If the unions join the negotiations again, the fiercely criticized measures, announced by KLM last week, will go on hold for now, announced the company in a letter, that's in the possession of ANP.

Groningen Chaos
Dec 5 '13 15:19

People flooded into Groningen Centraal station this afternoon following the announcement by the NS and Arriva that all trains north of the Amsterdam-Zwolle line would be cancelled today. Hundreds of people reportedly lined up outdoors to try and jam their way into the buses still in operation.

An NS train waiting on the tracks (Photo: TahR78/Wikipedia)
Dec 5 '13 14:38

The NS announced the cancellation of all trains north of the Amsterdam-Zwolle line beginning at 14:00 today. The Arriva train service running in the northern Netherlands has also been suspended.

John de Mol
Dec 5 '13 13:56

Dutch media tycoon John de Mol is planning to take full control of Dutch television broadcaster SBS.

Dec 5 '13 13:39

The European Commission (EC) and the Turkish government have agreed to launch a visa liberalization dialogue and to sign a readmission agreement.

Dec 5 '13 13:12

Political parties VVD, SP and CDA have submitted a motion against a European bail-out fund for banks.

Dec 5 '13 12:32

The Netherlands has decided to start an auction to sell a portfolio of U.S. mortgage-backed securities which it acquired from ING Groep NV during the financial crisis, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Dec 5 '13 12:29

The KNMI has issued a Code Red weather warning for people living in the north of the Netherlands.


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