Nov 27 '13 04:36

Roelard Smit, draftsman at the Fire Dept. in Groningen, acted on a hunch Friday afternoon, never expecting it would result in a nationwide hype. He created a stunningly graphic film about the increase in the number of earthquakes in the province of Groningen.

Nov 27 '13 04:35

The ambulance service in Amsterdam is far below par. Patients are at risk, states union FNV Abvakabo.

Nov 27 '13 04:34

If it is up to the Minister of Finance, bonuses in the financial sector will be limited to up to 20 percent of the fixed salary, starting 2015. Minister of Finance, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, wrote this in a letter to Parliament, Tuesday afternoon.

Nov 27 '13 04:33

Minister Plasterk of Internal Affairs thinks that the unemployment allowance for politicians should not be decreased any further.

Nov 27 '13 04:32

A stricter rewards policy will not result in a dramatic decrease of overall bonuses in the financial sector. If bonuses go down, fixed salaries will just go up, predicts professor of financial economics in Tilburg, Sylvester Eijffinger.

Nov 27 '13 04:31

The earthquakes in Groningen can become more powerful than they have been until now. The authorities concerned, don't rule out the possibility of earthquakes with a magnitude between 4.5 and 6.0 on the Richter scale, in the future.

Nov 26 '13 23:43

Two first-half goals was enough to net Ajax three points against an injury-hobbled FC Barcelona at the Amsterdam Arena. Ajax tightened up defensively and hung on to the 2-1 victory after the referee sent off Ajax defender Joël Veltman in the 48th minute.

Nov 26 '13 23:10

A man was seriously injured at the Amsterdam Arena after he fell from the stands onto the concrete ring surrounding the field. The incident took place 39 minutes into the Ajax v. FC Barcelona Champions League football match.

Nov 26 '13 19:01

A proposal by the Labour Party and the ChristenUnie, to raise the income threshold for social housing, has been adopted by the House Tuesday.

NS Train
Nov 26 '13 18:32

A new proposal to install power outlets in second class train cars gained the support of a majority of MPs today.

Nov 26 '13 18:11

A 21-year-old Dutchman has been awaiting extradition to the Netherlands for nearly three years, in a Turkish jail. The Turkish government are not coming to a decision, stated the man and his lawyer in a letter to Turkish media.

Nov 26 '13 18:05

Minister of Foreign Affairs Frans Timmermans said he is delighted with an agreement signed between Iran and United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia and China.

Nov 26 '13 17:46

Dozens of agents participated in 15 raids in homes and business premises in Groningen and Drenthe, during a major drug bust, Tuesday morning and afternoon. One man was arrested in Emmen.

Nov 26 '13 17:24

One of the two Romanians who was convicted Tuesday for his part in the robbery of the Rotterdam Kunsthal, is going to appeal his sentence, according to his lawyer, Vasii.

Nov 26 '13 16:15

A local from Maarssen was shocked, Monday around 23:00, to discover a naked man, sitting in a bus shelter on the Dr. Plesmanlaan. The passer-by called the police, but by the time they arrived, the man had got into his car and drove off.

solar energy
Nov 26 '13 15:50

The construction of the largest Dutch solar park in Gennep has been halted for now. The energy park of 19 MW with 75,000 solar panels on an area of ​​28 hectares was crippled by decisions in The Hague, announced the initiators.


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