Jun 6 '13 16:28

Content Management AG (CM-AG) announced that Hostnet, one of the top Dutch hosting providers, is the first to launch the Dutch-version of CM4all Sites.

Jun 6 '13 16:24

According to a survey performed by a consultancy company called Hendrik Beerda and Utrecht University, Amsterdam remains to be the top city in the country.

Jun 6 '13 16:19

PSV Eindhoven’s 23 year-old Kevin Strootman is set to become Manchester United’s midfielder in the Premier League. Yet, Dutch football player and expert Magnus Magnusson believes Strootman is not ready for the big league.

Jun 6 '13 16:14

Netherlands are all set to face Germany U21 with midfielder Kevin Strootman. Strootman is listed to join from Manchester United.

Jun 6 '13 15:50

Dutch Politician Lilianne Ploumen of the Minister for Foreign Trade regrets the European Commission’s decision to demand the anti-dumping levy on solar panels from China, according to financial news site 4-traders.com.

Jun 6 '13 13:09

Starting in 2015 the libraries in the Netherlands will change drastically. From that time on, every Dutch citizen must have the possibility to borrow ebooks via the Internet. Although the Council for Culture supports the law proposal about this change, they also warn for the consequences for small and local libraries.

In the new organization all libraries are included under the National Library (KB). The KB will also play a key role in the national digital library. The Council for Culture will inform the Minister of Education, Culture and Science today by letter.

Jun 6 '13 13:03

King Willem-Alexander had an introductory meeting with the chairman of the Senate and the chairman of the House on Thursday. The Government Information Service (RVD) announced that the meeting took place in the working room of the king at Palace Noordeinde. 

Before the summer recess, which will start at the beginning of July, the king will also have introductory meetings with the chairmen of the political parties in the House.

Jun 6 '13 13:00

40 Percent of the civil servants working for the national government, provinces, municipalities and water authorities has encountered the last year violence or aggression during their job. This announced Minister Plasterk (Internal Affairs) today to the House.

For civil servants who deal directly with people, the percentage goes up to 50%. Aldermen and mayors also get their portion of violence and aggression with resp. 50% and 60%. The most unfortunate are people who work for the police (73%) and court bailiffs (92%).

Jun 6 '13 12:54

The father of Ruben (9) and Julian (7) has prepared the murder of his sons and his own suicide, in detail. He started with the preparation when Youth Care announced that his visitation rights with his children would be retrenched dramatically, reported the AD on Thursday.

Jun 5 '13 07:07

A majority in the House thinks that people who participate in terrorist organizations must lose their Dutch citizenship. They want the government to arrange this asap.

The proposal comes from the VVD, the 'peoples party for freedom and democracy'. The coalition partner wants to have this arranged because some Dutch citizens, mostly with a double nationality, join jihadist fights and violence against freedom and democracy.

One of the nuclear Petten
Jun 5 '13 06:59

The nuclear facility in Petten is going to start up,  after a break of a few months, probably around June 11. From that moment on, the facility will be able to produce medical isotopes again.

In Petten there are two nuclear reactors which are used as research facilities and also for the production of radioactive material for medical purposes. The production is done by the Dutch radio pharmaceutical company, The Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (NRG). The facility in Petten delivers  60% of the demand of medical isotopes in Europe.

Jun 5 '13 06:54

During the question hour on Tuesday, State Secretary Wilma Mansveld promised to come up with an alternative for duped travelers who are affected by the fact that the Fyra will not run anymore.

D66 MP Stientje van Veldhoven was wondering why the State Secretary was caught by surprise by the decision of the Belgian Railways to abandon the Fyra.

Jun 5 '13 06:49

As the only share holder of NS, Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem wants to be more strict towards the railway company. He announced this during his weekly interview at RTLZ.

Dijsselbloem spoke about the meeting he had on Monday afternoon with NS chairman Bert Meerstadt. Dijsselbloem says that he doesn’t want to be informed anymore by the NS when they have made a decision already, but that he wants to be informed before a decision is made. “The NS has to consult the share holder in a much earlier stage and I am going to be sure, by myself, that this will not be forgotten.”

Jun 5 '13 06:42

Like all politicians who have/had to do with the incidents around the arrested activists on inauguration day, Minister Ivo Opstelten said, during the question hour in the House on Tuesday, that he regrets these arrests happened. 

GroenLinks MP Liesbeth van Tongeren asked the Minister of Security and Justice about the arrests of the activists Maessen and van der Hoek.

“This should have never happened and demonstrations against the monarchy should be possible in the Netherlands,” answered the Minister.

Fred Teeven
Jun 4 '13 08:13

State Secretary Fred Teeven (Security and Justice) is seriously threatened. The VVD minister has therefore already a few weeks personal security and his home in Amsterdam is monitored, as sources confirm to De Telegraaf.

The threats have increased considerably since the debate about the deceased Russian asylum applicant Aleksandr Dolmatov and the recently rekindled debate about the criminalization of illegality. The threats seem to come from activists who are against the decisions on political asylum.

Jun 4 '13 08:09

The Department of Public Works will, from Monday on, put of the street lights on a number of roads. That will happen between 9.00 pm and 05.00 am and on some busy roads between 11.00 pm and 05.00 pm. This saves money, the department announced.

Less light means lower energy consumption and less light pollution to the environment.

The light will remain on at spots where it is really necessary for road safety, such as in tunnels or sharp bends.

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