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Apr 16 '15 09:11

Four butchers in The Hague have been selling turkey meat as lamb. Turkey meat is much cheaper than ham.

Apr 16 '15 08:42

An estimated one third of tattoo inks used in the Netherlands contain substances that could cause cancer, the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority reports.

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Apr 16 '15 08:15

The top of the coalition government met again around 21:30 on Wednesday night to discuss the reception of failed asylum seekers. This meeting happened after internal consultations in both the VVD and PvdA.

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Apr 16 '15 07:42

It seems that pieces of flight MH17 wreckage has turned up in a museum in Russia, RTL reports.

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Apr 15 '15 18:52

As many as seventy failed asylum seekers, evicted from their long-time squat in Amsterdam, entered the city's Vondelpark late Wednesday afternoon. It is not known if they plan to pitch tents or spend the night in the park, a spokesman said.

Apr 15 '15 18:24

The Netherlands has breached the European Union rules on the reception of asylum seekers, such as access for food, clothing and shelter, for undocumented adults, the European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) states. A Council of Europe human rights committee must now decide whether or not it will take action against the Netherlands based on the harshly critical ECSR report, unless conditions of asylum seekers quickly improve.

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Apr 15 '15 18:13

Police released photos of one of the four young men who are suspected of abusing a 48-year old NS conductor on Abcoude station on April 4th. Several television programs have also released security camera footage from Holendrecht train station where the suspect was seen, police press release states.

Schiphol Cargo
Apr 15 '15 16:14

The volume of exports in February was 6.6 percent higher than a year earlier, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) revealed this week. The observed increase was smaller than that of January.

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Apr 15 '15 16:12

Dutch firm ASML Holding, a key supplier of technology in the semiconductors market, revealed lower forecasts for the second-quarter of 2015, despite posting a 60 percent jump in first-quarter profits, reports Reuters. The company’s forecasts are closely monitored for how its key customers, such as Samsung Electronics and Intel, expect the market demand for consumer electronics to develop.

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Apr 15 '15 16:10

Roughly 65 thousand new companies were created over the course of 2014, with an additional 12 thousand formed in the first quarter of 2015. The increase is mainly caused by a growing number of sole proprietorships, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reported Wednesday.

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Apr 15 '15 16:07

The number of hybrid cars in the Netherlands rose by a fourfold between 2009 and 2014, reports Statistic Netherlands (CBS). There are currently 156 thousand hybrid vehicles in the country. In 2014, 30 thousand vehicles were purchased, with three-quarters of those purchased by a business.

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Apr 15 '15 16:03

Workers let go before July 1 will be offered an additional compensation package, ING announced on Wednesday. The bank ruffled feathers with its plan to release workers by the end of June, beating out enforcement of new rules requiring severance pay for those working on temporary and flexible contracts.

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