The opposition parties PVV and CDA want explanations from Minister Stef Blok (Housing) regarding the energy label that has been mandatory when selling a home since January 1st. This is in response to reports in De Telegraaf, which reported that many complained about the label and that there is a deliberate unfavorable assessment of houses that should induce people to insulate their homes better.
106 schools were awarded the predicates Excellent School 2014 yesterday afternoon in the Hague. This is the third edition of the designation. The schools are all from different backgrounds and locations including Schilderswijk, Enschede and Wassenaar.
A few dozen people demonstrated against the film Michiel de Ruyter at the film's premier at the Maritime Museum in Amsterdam last night. The museum built a movie theater with 1,200 seats for the occasion.
Michael van Praag has entered as a candidate to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president. He has the necessary support of at least five national federations and sent this per letter to the national headquarters of the world football union in Zurich yesterday.
A large number of V&D employees plan to sue their own board because of the mandatory salary reduction of 5.8 percent. More than a hundred employees have already indicated that they will go to court once they've received the February payslips, including the salary sacrifice, Volkskrant reports
Landlords of independent rental homes (apartments or homes with their own kitchens and bathrooms) in the regulated sector (social rent) are also allowed this year to let income play a role in the annual rent increase. The base rent increase of up to 2.5 percent will take effect on July 1st.
In the fourth quarter of 2014, Philips' profit decreased by two thirds. The electronic company from Eindhoven suffered from disappointing sales in the healthcare market and in China and Russia. This is evident from figures that Philips published today.
Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher (Social Affairs and Employment announced during a visit to IBM Amsterdam that 14 million euro will be made available for the employment plan Amsterdam "Making work of talent".
The Turkish police have arrested 6 suspects in connection with the assassination of the Dutch-Turkish Ali Akgun, CNN Turkey reports According to CNN, a weapon was also confiscated during raids. It is not yet clear whether this is the murder weapon.
The Public Prosecutor in Rotterdam has found that a number of issues in Bart van U.'s file raise questions. No DNA material was taken from Van U. after a previous conviction in 2012. Van U. also never received treatment for delusions and fears of an Islamic terrorist attack.
The news that Bart van U. (38), who was arrested in connection with the murder of his sister Lois, is also connected with the murder of former Health Minister Els Borst, has caused quite a stir. The hashtag #ElsBorst is trending on Twitter in the Netherlands.