CPR training
Jun 5 '19 14:10

A petition by the Red Cross to give all high school pupils first aid lessons was signed by more than 50 thousand people. According to the Red Cross, teenagers and young people want to help victims of a car accident for example, but they know too little about how to do it and are therefore afraid. If they are taught first aid at school, helping becomes easier, NOS reports.

Crowdfunding
Jun 5 '19 13:20

Dozens of small companies that received crowdfunding from commercial platforms in the form of a loan, went bankrupt a short time later, according to a study by investigative journalism platform Investico, Trouw and De Groene Amsterdammer. The companies end up in financial troubles due to the high costs involved in repaying their loans, Trouw writes.

FlixBus
Jun 5 '19 12:24

A Flixbus bus on its way from Munich to Amsterdam collided with a truck in Germany during the early hours of Wednesday morning. Seven people were injured, three of whom seriously. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs can not yet say whether any of the victims are Dutch, RTL Nieuws reports.

Sold sign in front of a home
Jun 5 '19 11:55

Imbalances on the Dutch housing market pose the "biggest stability risk" to the Netherlands, Dutch central bank DNB said in its latest Financial Stability Overview. The central bank also warned that a "disorderly Brexit" and the trade war between the United States and China can seriously damage economic growth.

The prices of houses in the Netherlands are still rising, albeit less rapidly than before, and the housing shortage continues. This makes it increasingly difficult for the average Dutch person to be able to afford a house.

Job hunting
Jun 5 '19 11:00

A total of 3.3 million new jobs were created in the Netherlands between 2014 and 2017, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Wednesday. In Amsterdam, youth unemployment nearly halved over the past our years. Last year 6.2 percent of young people between the ages of 15 to 26 years in Amsterdam were unemployed, compared to 13.3 percent in 2014, the city said in a press statement.

Prorail-logo
Jun 5 '19 10:08

ProRail started doing adjustments to the tracks between Haarlem and Zandvoort, to prepare for the thousands of Formula 1 fans expected to attend the Grand Prix in Zandvoort next year. In the coming year a mountain of work needs to be done, but ProRail expects it to succeed. "We're doing it at F1 speed", the rail manager said in a statement.

Jun 5 '19 09:29

A 44-year-old psychiatric prisoner escaped from a clinic in Den Dolder on Saturday. Peter M. got away during a three-hour long leave from the clinic. Without medication, the man is "extremely dangerous", his family said to newspaper AD.

Wouter Koolmees
Jun 5 '19 09:00

Minister Wouter Koolmees of Social Affairs and Employment reached an agreement in principle on a new pension system with employers and employees. On Wednesday, the trade unions and other involved parties will present this agreement to their members to vote on it, NU.nl reports.

Ivanka Trump
Jun 5 '19 08:27

Ivanka Trump will be giving the closing speech at the Global Entrepreneur Summit in The Hague on Wednesday. Ahead of her first ever visit to The Hague, she gave an email interview to Het Parool in which she praised Queen Maxima, called Amsterdam one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and spoke about her plans to empower women in developing countries.

A tree fell onto the overhead line between Eindhoven and Helmond, 4 June 2019
Jun 5 '19 07:39

The thunderstorms that crossed the Netherlands on Tuesday night caused damage throughout the country. Dozens of reports were received, most regarding fallen trees or roofs being blown from houses. One person was hospitalized after a tree fell on a moving car, NOS reports.

Amsterdam Centrum
Jun 4 '19 22:35

A code orange weather warning was issued on Tuesday afternoon affecting the south and southwest of the country. The warning is for severe thunderstorms and winds that were expected to gust at over 100 kilometers per hour, according to the national weather agency KNMI.

Hail and heavy rains were predicted throughout much of the country, which could also see lightning and heavy wind gusts.

Crime scene
Jun 4 '19 17:30

The police are investigating two bodies found separately from each other in the Waal river in Beuningen and in the Twentekanaal in Hengelo on Monday.

The body in the Twentekanaal was found near Betoncentrale Twenthe early on Monday afternoon. Firefighters removed the body from the water. The police are investigating. So far nothing is known about the victim's identity or cause of death.

Shortly before 9:00 p.m. a body was found in the Waal river in Beuningen. The cause of death and identity of this victim is also not yet known. The police are investigating.

Mona Keijzer
Jun 4 '19 16:30

Giving work permits to the foreign partners of people who found startups in the Netherlands is one of a package of measures the Dutch government announced to promote the startup and scale-up eco system in the country. Over the next four years, an extra 65 million euros will be invested in the Dutch startup and scale-up policy, State Secretary Mona Keijzer of Economic Affairs and Climate announced.

A Ryanair plane taking off
Jun 4 '19 15:40

Passengers who were on flights cancelled during staff strikes against budget airline Ryanair last year are entitled to financial compensation, according to Dutch company Aviclaim. The firm filed suit against Ryanair on behalf of its clients who were adversely affected by the cancellations.

Jun 4 '19 14:50

Motorists in The Hague face the most delays due to traffic jams in the Netherlands, according to calculations by navigation system maker TomTom. In The Hague, motorists on average have to take 28 percent extra travel time into account, Hart van Nederland reports.

That means that a trip that should take an hour, on average takes Hague motorists an hour and 17 minutes. During evening rush hour, a one-hour ride takes almost 40 minutes longer. In one year, the average motorist in The Hague loses 130 hours in traffic.

Delft Hyperloop's Atlas 02
Jun 4 '19 14:00

The Delft Hyperloop Team unveiled their Hyperloop concept with which they will participate in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition in California next month. According to the TU Delft students, their pod, the Atlas 02, accelerates faster than a Formula 1 car and brakes four times as hard, Bright reports.

This year the Delft students aim to break the record for the highest speed ever reached by a Hyperloop. That record currently stands at 467 kilometers per hour, set by a German team at SpaceX last year. 

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