The water mains across large portions of the Netherlands do not distribute enough water to extinguish large fires, RTL Nieuws reported on Monday. Among other buildings, hospitals and schools are at high risk of fire because of the issue, former fire brigade commander Ynso Suurenbroek said, although the Fire Department was quick to denounce the assertion.
The houseboat explosion that left a 53-year old man dead and a 51-year old woman seriously injured on Monday was possibly an intentional attack, according to newswire ANP. The two likely lived on the boat, located in Wormer, Noord-Holland police said in a statement.
Police intercepted a drone over the Huis ten Bosch palace in The Hague on Tuesday night, according to broadcaster NOS. The man who remotely piloted the aircraft was caught and questioned.
The Vrije Universiteit (VU) in Amsterdam wants to cancel the Armenian Genocide debate organized for Friday, April 24th, now that Justin McCarthy, considered a genocide denier, is the only speaker, The Post Online reports.
The number of licensed sex businesses has shown a significant decline in the past few years. Last year there were about 674 sex establishments, compared to 1,127 in 2006.
Pharmaceutical firms paid out over 38 million euros to caregivers in 2014, for services like providing counsel, sitting on advisory boards, conducting research, presenting lectures and writing academic articles, according to the Transparency Register. The amount is 15 percent higher than in 2013, with doctors and dentists receiving an average of about 2,600 euros last year, they published in a report on Tuesday.
Education Minister Jet Bussemaker's plan to experiment with higher college tuition has the cabinet divided. The PvdA has now decided that they want the proposal to be withdrawn. With the PvdA now also voting no, a majority of the Tweede Kamer is against the proposal, NU reports.
The city of Wageningen is getting closer to launching in which welfare recipients can collect a monthly amount of 1100 euros, reports De Gelderlander. All other support from municipality is the abolished, however there are no restrictions for reception such as applying for jobs.
Ab Osterhaus, a virologist at the Erasmus University, wants the Health Council to consider also vaccinating boys against the human papilloma virus (HPV), BNR reports.
The European Union is an association made up of unreliable members that are too materialistic and driven by money. And the Netherlands is just as bad as its neighbors when it comes to abusing EU funds. "The greatest fraud in the European Social Fund is held by the Netherlands. But it is in the Dutch national character to point the finger at other countries."
The Amsterdam housing corporation Rochdale is willing to help failed asylum seekers with temporary housing, CEO René Grotendorst told BNR.