The Aldel foundry in Delfzijl will shut down, starting Wednesday morning. 'By Friday the shutdown will be complete,' announced curator Erik Eshuis.
Roba Metals from IJsselstein withdrew as a candidate for the takeover of aluminum company Aldel, announced Aldel's curator, Henk Eshuis. The offer the company made was too low and had too many conditions attached.
Social Affairs Minister Lodewijk Asscher will contribute 1 million euros to help former Aldel staff and subcontractors find new jobs, according to a letter he wrote to Parliament Friday.
Minister Kamp from Economic Affairs has made it clear he will not be able to carry out the plan some Groningen businesses came up with to bail out the bankrupt Aldel, due to strict European regulations.
A procession of 700 cars slowly made its way from Groningen to Zuidbroek, Saturday morning, over the A7 freeway, passing by several gas drilling locations.
People from the northern province of Groningen are showing anger on the government policies and recent bankruptcy of aluminum company Aldel. The company’s closure was the last straw for Groningers.
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features the selection of two Dutch for Mars travel, One.com won’t follow Gmail on Wilders Anti-Islam Stickers, the Dutch economy falling sharply on global ranking, the bankruptcy of Aldel, a wrap up of New Year's damages, a giant yellow duck of Dutch make that bursts in Taiwan, and YouTube, Spotify blocked in trains.
The metal foundry of the bankrupt aluminum smelter, Aldel, will probably remain open in January, reported curator, Erik Eshuis, in the Radio 1 news.
Protesting groups from Groningen announced large-scale protests to demand attention from political Hague for problems in the province. The tremors caused by gas drilling, the deteriorating economy, and lack of facilities, anger the citizens.
The Groningen offices of political party PVV want the Netherlands to do whatever possible to save aluminum smelting company Aldel from bankruptcy, even if it means breaking European regulations. The company has over €24 million in debt, and is losing €1.2 million monthly.