Netherlands has secured the fifth spot in the FIFA World Ranking even though they have not played any recent games. Spain is still at the top of the rankings with Germany, Argentina, and Croatia trailing behind.
The Dutch team walked away with a nail-biting last-minute win when they faced Germany in the UEFA Under-21 Championship tournament.
By largely dropping the plan to use electronic anklets as a substitute for imprisonment, State Secretary Fred Teeven (Security and Justice) took the sting out of the debate on the cuts of 340 million for the prison system. He also was able to provide the money ‘out of the bag’, to pay for the adjustments of the plan.
Owners of cafes that serve Grolsch beer, are afraid that the action of Grolsch , where they give coupons which gives right to a free second beer, will lead to alcohol abuse under young people. This was reported by the Telegraaf.
Children who are raised by same-sex parents are healthier, happier and have a better relationship with their family. This is evident from the largest study ever done, to the welfare of children with two mommies or two daddies.
Teenagers and women who want to live in another country must personally deregister from their municipality. If officials doubt the voluntariness of the departure there will be a personal interview mention may be made to the Center for Domestic Violence.
It is one of the measures taken by the government in the fight against forced marriage and abandonment of women in countries such as Morocco and Turkey. Minister Asscher of Social Affairs sent the action plan on Thursday to the House.
On Wednesday, Fulham announced the newest addition to their team: Former AS Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg. He will replace Mark Schwarzer of Australia, who will be leaving Fulham.
The congestion at the Tema Port has alarmed Professor Han Ligteringeno of UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in the Netherlands.
Content Management AG (CM-AG) announced that Hostnet, one of the top Dutch hosting providers, is the first to launch the Dutch-version of CM4all Sites.
According to a survey performed by a consultancy company called Hendrik Beerda and Utrecht University, Amsterdam remains to be the top city in the country.
PSV Eindhoven’s 23 year-old Kevin Strootman is set to become Manchester United’s midfielder in the Premier League. Yet, Dutch football player and expert Magnus Magnusson believes Strootman is not ready for the big league.
Netherlands are all set to face Germany U21 with midfielder Kevin Strootman. Strootman is listed to join from Manchester United.
Dutch Politician Lilianne Ploumen of the Minister for Foreign Trade regrets the European Commission’s decision to demand the anti-dumping levy on solar panels from China, according to financial news site 4-traders.com.
Starting in 2015 the libraries in the Netherlands will change drastically. From that time on, every Dutch citizen must have the possibility to borrow ebooks via the Internet. Although the Council for Culture supports the law proposal about this change, they also warn for the consequences for small and local libraries.
In the new organization all libraries are included under the National Library (KB). The KB will also play a key role in the national digital library. The Council for Culture will inform the Minister of Education, Culture and Science today by letter.
King Willem-Alexander had an introductory meeting with the chairman of the Senate and the chairman of the House on Thursday. The Government Information Service (RVD) announced that the meeting took place in the working room of the king at Palace Noordeinde.
Before the summer recess, which will start at the beginning of July, the king will also have introductory meetings with the chairmen of the political parties in the House.
40 Percent of the civil servants working for the national government, provinces, municipalities and water authorities has encountered the last year violence or aggression during their job. This announced Minister Plasterk (Internal Affairs) today to the House.
For civil servants who deal directly with people, the percentage goes up to 50%. Aldermen and mayors also get their portion of violence and aggression with resp. 50% and 60%. The most unfortunate are people who work for the police (73%) and court bailiffs (92%).