Jul 18 '13 03:23

The financial position of the major pension funds in the Netherlands has deteriorated over the past 3 months. Millions of people need to be aware that their pensions might be (again) reduced next year.

The funds were affected by the developments in the financial markets.

Jul 17 '13 09:54

Traditionally the Vierdaagse started at the third Tuesday of July. A total of 42.493 participants started at the four day march.

At 4.00 am Minister Edith Schippers gave the sign after which the fresh participants took off. Although usually people might find it a little bit early, the walkers were pleased that they could walk at least a few hours in the cold morning air. They knew that the mercury would hit the high twenties, so most people were well prepared for the heat.

Jul 17 '13 08:53

A new energy plan called “Nationaal Energieakkoor” will most likely implement the installation of 2 million household PV by 2023.

Jul 17 '13 08:32

Dutch fashion is growing, according to Carlo Wijnands, program director of Amsterdam Fashion Week (AFW), which concluded yesterday.

Jul 17 '13 08:26

On October 24, a two-day conference on 'HR Tech Europe 2013' will be held in the capital Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Jul 17 '13 08:14

State Secretary of Finance Minister Frans Weekers said the government is assessing its double taxation treaties with developing countries to decide if they are inequitable and if they need revisions on the terms.

Jul 17 '13 07:42

The Netherlands Consulate General in Istanbul, Turkey caught fire today.

Jul 17 '13 07:34

On July 10, New York City and Amsterdam proclaimed a City-to-City partnership to promote and boost travel of both cities.

Jul 17 '13 04:02

During the exciting finale of stage 16, Alberto Contador fell during the descent almost causing Chris Froome to fall too.

Stage 16 from Vaison-La-Romaine to Gap started immediately with attacks. No attacks from the contenders of the general classifications but from riders who desperately want to earn some money. The first break out was of a group of 20 riders where later on 11 more cyclists joined. This group didn’t make it and was caught after just 29km.

Jul 17 '13 02:56

Kidnapped victims Dutch journalist Judith Spiegel and her partner, Boudewijn Berendsen, have asked their government and the entire country to assist and free from their ordeal.

Jul 17 '13 02:46

The paintings that were stolen last year from the Kunsthal in Rotterdam, are all burned. That said the research team of Justice in Romania on Tuesday.

Jul 17 '13 02:39

Last year more incidents related to drugs were recorded, according to figures, published by the Trimbos Institute on Tuesday. Trimbos also points out, that a more active registration can explain part of the increase.

The use of ecstasy (xtc) leads most often to problems. When during major events, problems with drugs were reported, it was 61 percent about the use of ecstasy. In 2009 this was 39 percent. Also at the emergency rooms of hospitals, (from 3 to 11 percent), or at police doctors the proportion of people who came in trouble by xtc increased.

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