Mona Keijzer at World Summit AI 2019
Oct 9 '19 16:30

With reporting by Randi Cecchine and Zack Newmark.

The third edition of World Summit AI is being held in Zaandam on Wednesday and Thursday. Two hundred leaders in the artificial intelligence field gather to discuss their experiences with and visions for the future of this technology. The summit is expected to attract some 6 thousand visitors.

British police
Oct 9 '19 15:40

The British police arrested 13 people on Friday in an investigation into drug trafficking from the Netherlands to the United Kingdom. The British and Dutch gang suspected of being behind this operation is believed to have smuggled over 50 tons of drugs from the Netherlands to the United Kingdom, AD reports.

Essenburgstraat in Rotterdam
Oct 9 '19 14:45

Various Dutch government agencies should have protected 16-year-old Humeyra, who was gunned down by her ex and stalker Bekir E. at her Rotterdam school in December last year. But the danger to the girl was underestimated because the police, Public Prosecution Service, the probation service and the reporting center for domestic violence VeiligThuis were not working together, the Justice and Security Inspectorate concluded after looking into this case.

Johan Remkes speaking at a VVD event
Oct 9 '19 14:20

VVD politician Johan Remkes was asked to be the interim mayor for The Hague, Omroep West reports based on sources. He agreed to take the position, according to the broadcaster. 

After the resignation of VVD mayor Pauline Krikke, in the midst of two major scandals in the city, the municipality of The Hague is looking for a replacement for at least a year. Remkes was asked to fill this position, as the municipality believes he can return stability and calm to the city.

Man sought in the disappearance of 12-year-old Hania from Rotterdam, 28 June 2019
Oct 9 '19 13:30

American man James B. denies sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl in a Rotterdam hotel in June, though traces of the girl's DNA was found on his body, was revealed during a proforma hearing against him on Wednesday. The court remanded him into custody until his next hearing, scheduled for December 5th, according to Telegraaf reporter Saska Belleman tweeting live from the courtroom.

Pupils raising their hands in class
Oct 9 '19 12:40

Teenagers in the Netherlands are dissatisfied with the sex education they receive at school, giving their sexual education classes an average score of 5.8, according to a study by Rutgers and Soa Aids Nederland. Dutch pupils would like more information about homosexuality and sexual diversity, as well as on how to treat each other in a relationship or during sex, the researchers found, Trouw reports.

Ronald van Z.
Oct 9 '19 11:50

Ronald van Z., a psychiatric prisoner who escaped from a clinic in Nijmegen on Friday, is setting demands for his return. He will only turn himself in if two employees of the Pompekliniek resign, he said in an email exchange with Omroep Gelderland. The clinic told the broadcaster that they will not negotiate with this man.

Texting while cycling
Oct 9 '19 11:00

More than 9,200 fines were issued for calling or texting while cycling since doing so was banned on July 1st this year, The Ministry of Justice and Security announced on Friday, AD reports.

Waiting for a job interview
Oct 9 '19 10:10

The Dutch government is stepping up the fight against discrimination in the employee recruitment process. Employers and employment agencies caught discriminating while looking for staff will now be fined up to 4,500 euros per case. Their misconduct will also be made public, State Secretary Tamara van Ark of Social Affairs and Employment announced in a bill on Wednesday, the Volkskrant report.

Sold sign in front of a home
Oct 9 '19 09:16

The premium for the National Mortgage Guarantee (NHG) is decreasing from 0.9 percent to 0.7 percent of the total home-loan beginning next year, resulting in savings of up to 620 euros for eligible buyers. The maximum price for homes eligible for the NHG is also increasing, from 290 thousand euros this year to 310 thousand euros next year, Minister Kasja Ollongren of Home Affairs announced in a letter to parliament.

Amsterdam center
Oct 9 '19 08:46

The Netherlands surpassed Switzerland and Germany as the most competitive economy in Europe. Worldwide, the Netherlands is in fourth place, after Singapore, the United States and Hong Kong, according to a comparison by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

According to the WEF researchers, "an entrepreneurial culture, flat organizations and growth of innovative companies" have made the Dutch economy much more agile. 

Meeting
Oct 9 '19 08:21

Dutch employers give little to no priority to becoming more inclusive by, for example, hiring people with an occupational disability or older employees, according to a new report from social and cultural planning office SCP. Hiring people with a non-western migration background and increasing the number of women in top positions is also not a priority among Dutch employers, the SCP found, NOS reports.

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