The number of reports about children from the Netherlands left behind abroad by their parents increased over the past years, according to the national hotline for forced marriages and abandonment LKHA. Most victims are taken to the country of their parents' origin during the summer. And many are left without a passport, ANP reports.
The Public Prosecutor's office is pressing cases against at least 29 men for having sex with a 16-year-old prostitute in a Valkenburg, Limburg hotel. The men will appear in front of Maastricht Court between July 8 and 18, the public prosecutor reported.
Since recording started in 1965, the mortgage rate has never been so low. For an average, 10-year mortgage, with National Mortgage Guarantee, the rate is now less than 3.5 percent, the NOS reports.
The government is planning to decrease cuts planned for the Dutch embassy network after the D66 submitted a motion the last year. The planned €40 million cuts to diplomatic posts has already been cut in half. Because of this, five consulates can stay open, Het Financieele Dagblad reports.
For the second year in a row, more Dutch people are choosing not to go on vacation According to ING Economic Bureau, one percent fewer people are traveling this year compared to 2013. The blame lies mainly in unemployment and an unstable labour market.
Minister Jet Bussemaker of Education states that student loan abuse needs to be tackled more efficiently. In a letter to Parliament, she pointed out that stricter controls will be imposed on abuse of grants for students living away from home.
The missing businessman Geurt Bagchus (61) from the Utrecht area Oog in Al has been found in good health on Thursday. Police are saying that the man is somewhere abroad, but are not saying exactly where, although the town rumor is that Bagchus is in Thailand. Family members remain silent, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
The Dutch Food- and Goods Authority, Nederlandse Voedsel- en Warenautoriteit (NVWA) wants that 130 Dutch customers of meat processor Willy Selten from Oss find and recall a total of 50 thousand tons of meat.