Apr 2 '15 10:03

The number of anti-Semitic incidents increased with 71 percent in the Netherlands last year. The severity of the incidents also increased. This is according to figures released by the Center for Information and Documentation on Israel (CIDI) yesterday, RTL reports.

SNS Reaal
Apr 2 '15 09:37

SNS Reaal suffered a net loss of 712 million euros in 2014, the nationalized bank announced this morning.

Apr 2 '15 09:21

PvdA parliamentarian Marith Rebel thinks that as sex work is a legal profession, sex workers should be treated as fully fledged freelancers, NOS reports. This means that they should be able to open bank accounts and deduct the cost of clothing and care from tax.

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Apr 2 '15 08:59

In the coming years the Cabinet is going to invest in ensuring that Dutch homes and business are less reliant on natural gas for heating, instead heating properties with renewable heat or leftover heat.

Apr 2 '15 08:26

The Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, rejected National Police Chief Gerard Bouman's proposal to be more flexible when it comes to new police officers that are of ethnic minorities and decided that the language test for prospective officers will remain a requirement, De Telegraaf reports.

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Apr 2 '15 07:55

The Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, has many questions about the salary increases at ABN Amro and how Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem of Finance let it go so far, NOS reports.

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Apr 1 '15 20:22

Dutch King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and Foreign Minister Bert Koenders will meet with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House during a three-day visit to the United States, the Netherlands Royal House announced on Tuesday. Following a stop in Washington D.C., the Dutch leaders will continue to Grand Rapids, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois.

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Apr 1 '15 19:10

“Help! My little son Jesse lost his guinea pig Trippel on the train. Can you help?” reads the panicked message from a mom on Twitter to staffers at the national Dutch railway NS. The customer service and public relations teams sprung into action, enlisting children across the country to help track down the missing rodent.

Geen honden poep
Apr 1 '15 19:02

Unpicked-up dog feces has dropped to third place on a city-compiled list of what most annoys Amsterdam, reports Het Parool.

Apr 1 '15 17:45

Police have released a sketch of a man witnesses describe as the suspected murderer of Mario Megan Tier, shot dead in his car in Amsterdam Zuid shortly on February 8, shortly after midnight.

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Apr 1 '15 17:40

The lower house of Dutch parliament approved a 13 percent budget cut to the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI). The cuts were fiercely contested by opposition parties, but passed with support from the ruling coalition of the conservative VVD and leftist PvdA labour party.

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Apr 1 '15 17:27

The Netherlands' largest cable operator, Ziggo, is dropping 450 employees in its merger with Dutch cable company UPC, NOS reports. Several hundred temporary workers, freelancers, independent contractors and third-party hires will also be let go.


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