Apr 17 '15 21:56

The man who suspected of complicity in the Amsterdam Centrum murder of Stefan Eggermont was conditionally released from custody this week, according to broadcaster AT5. Eggermont was shot in his car on July 12th on Conradstraat in Amsterdam Centrum last year, and police believed he was a victim of a mistaken identity.

Apr 17 '15 16:43

Many energy suppliers provide consumers with solar panels insufficient information about feed-in pricing and the amount they can earn from pumping the power they generate back into the national network, the Consumers and Markets Authority (ACM) stated on Friday. The regulator's conclusions were determined following an investigation of consumer complaints

Apr 17 '15 16:36

More people in the Netherlands in 2014 chose to pay lower monthly health insurance premiums, risking a higher own cost for medical care, than a year earlier. About 12 percent of policy-holders chose cheaper plans, broadcaster NOS reported.

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Apr 17 '15 16:08

The financial position of major pension funds deteriorated over the first quarter. Low interest rates are resulting in lower returns on investments made by the funds, reports the newswire ANP.

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Apr 17 '15 16:03

Labor union CNV is starting a hotline for people dealing with employment abuses as a result of the new Work and Security law that comes into effect on July 1, the union said on Friday morning. The law makes it easier for flexible contract workers, freelancers and temporary hires to get severance packages if they are let go.

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Apr 17 '15 14:35

On Thursday Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs and Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice had a meeting with representatives of the countries who had passengers on flight MH17. The meeting took place in the margins of the cyber conference at the World Forum in The Hague.

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Apr 17 '15 14:00

According to Children's Ombudsman Marc Dullaert, the help for children has become a "big testing ground" since it became the task of the municipalities on January 1st. Access to youth care is not organized well enough and he fears that children who need help is falling by the wayside. "Experimenting is part of a new system, but experimenting with vulnerable children is unacceptable", Dullaert said.

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Apr 17 '15 13:30

The police solved more than 20 cases of extortion with the arrest of a 35 year old suspect from the municipality of Borger-Odoorn. The suspected extorted more than 40 thousand euros from his victims.

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Apr 17 '15 13:10

The police found 45 kilograms of heroin by chance after a small car accident in Breda on Wednesday night. The officers arrested a 34 year old man from Vlaardingen on suspicion of violation of the Opium act.

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Apr 17 '15 12:34

The police court in Amsterdam fined three UberPop drivers to a fine of 1,500 euros on Friday for transporting passengers for a fee without having the necessary permits.

Apr 17 '15 12:14

It is unrealistic to expect that the Netherlands will reach the renewable energy goals in the National Energy Accord for 2020 and 2023 as things stand now.

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Apr 17 '15 11:37

The Cannes Film Festival has announced the films in the official selection. The Dutch co-production The Lobster by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos is on the selection and stands a chance to win a Golden Palm this year.

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