Despite tentative economic growth at the end of 2014, the number applicants of unemployment benefits was higher last year than in 2013, reports DFT. UWV, the Dutch unemployment authority, published this data on Wednesday in its annual report.
Police in the Netherlands released the names and photos of two men suspected of taking part in a motorcycle gang shootout last year. Jori Sven van Zanten and Sebastiaan ter Welleof are both believed wanted for questioning in the Eindhoven incident from October involving the No Surrender outlaw motorcycle gang.
The Dutch Public Prosecutor demanded a 3.5-year prison sentence against Zakaria G., suspected of involvement in the Goldies jewelry store robbery in Deurne, on Wednesday, Omroep Brabant reports.
The police released a photo of the man suspected of being responsible for an explosion in one of the stalls in the Rotterdam Markthal on March 3.
The NAC stadium in Breda may be unsafe due to cracks in the grandstand's concrete, De Telegraaf reports based on a report by engineering firm ABT.
A plan to introduce fees collectible from the incarcerated parents of minor offenders and forensic psychiatry patients has received little support from the majority of Dutch opposition parties. The initiative to collect 16 euros up to a period of two consecutive years is currently backed by the ruling coalition and the PVV, reports Trouw.
Dick Schoof, the National Coordinator for Counter-terrorism and Security, has released hundreds of documents regarding the flight MH17 disaster after news agencies NOS, RTL Nieuws and Volkskrant appealed to the Freedom of Information Act.
The police have released pictures of the man suspected of threatening an NS conductor with a gun at the train station in Rijswijk shortly before Christmas last year.
The Turkish court has postponed the ruling in the lawsuit against Dutch journalist Frederike Geerdink until Monday. Geerdink stands accused of making propaganda for a terrorist organization. The Turkish prosecutor has asked that she is acquitted.
Dutch pension funds, insurance companies and banks are to make investment of additional two billion euros into Dutch SMEs in the following three years, reports the cabinet. To make this possible, the Dutch Investment Institution (NLII) is establishing two separate investment funds. The Ministry of Economic Affairs (EZ) will support the private initiative and make certain guarantees available for the investors.
Despite unrest in Utrecht about an Islam conference being held in the city this week, the event can continue as planned, the municipality of Utrecht told De Telegraaf Wednesday.
Dutch pension funds, insurance companies and banks will invest an additional 2 billion euros to provide loans for Dutch small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in the next three years, the government announced Wednesday. For this purpose, the Netherlands Investment Institution (NLII) is establishing two investment funds Wednesday.