The Justice and Security Inspectorate is launching an "exploratory investigation" into the working methods and mutual relationships within two police departments that form part of the National Unit of the National Police. The Inspectorate received signals about possible abuses within these departments, including about "unprofessional practices", NOS reports.
A total of 134 police officers in the Netherlands were fired or suspended for violating integrity rules last year, an 8 percent increase compared to 2017. The most common reason for disciplinary action taken against a police officer was "violation of standards in private life", followed by leaking, abusing or withholding information, according to figures the police released on Thursday.
Poet Wolfgang Frommel and his circle of friends committed sexual abuse for years, including with minors, former judge Frans Bauduin concluded in a report. The Bauduin Committee investigated the activities of Frommel and his circle at his Amsterdam cultural foundation Castrum Peregrini in the period from 1942 until his death in 1986. The investigation was requested the foundation into its founder, NOS reports.
Four in ten university employees in the Netherlands have been personally confronted with a socially unsafe working environment, according to a study by unions FNV and VAWO. They report facing bullying, abuse of power, humiliation, exclusion, and sexual harassment, for example. Half work in an apartment where the social working environment is unsafe, the researchers found, NU.nl reports.
Suppliers force web stores to charge minimum prices for their products, refusing to deliver to stores who sell their products for lower prices. While this is not allowed, the practice is common, the Dutch authority for consumers and markets ACM said to NOS.
The board and one of the founders of primary school Algemene Hindoe Basisschool in The Hague stepped down at the end of February under pressure from the Education Inspectorate, Omroep West reports based on various documents and conversations with anonymous sources.
Rabobank abused its position of power as banker of construction company Midreth, which went bankrupt in 2011, Financieele Dagblad reports on Thursday based on an unpublished judgment by the Arnhem-Leeuwarden Court of Appeal.
According to the court, Rabobank imposed "excessive" financial conditions on the construction company. That was in conflict with the bank's duty to care. Though the court added that there is no connection between Midreth's bankruptcy and Rabobank's measures.
Vodafone is accusing KPN of abuse of power and is suing the company for 115 million euros in damages. According to Vodafone, the company lost millions of euros between 2011 and 2014 because KPN "routinely" thwarted them in their wish to launch an all-in-one service including platform for television