annual report

Wopke Hoekstra
May 16 '18 12:20

Last year the Netherlands' national debt decreased by 18 billion euros, from 434 billion euros to 416 billion euros, according to the central government's annual report that was released on Wednesday. That comes down to 56.7 percent of the Netherlands gross domestic product.

With that the Netherlands closed a year with a national debt that complies with European rules for the first time since the outbreak of the financial crisis. According to European rules, a country's national debt must remain below 60 percent of GDP.

Feb 28 '17 15:25

Dutch railway company NS paid a total of over half a million euros in severance pay to two senior executives last year, according to the company's annual report published on Tuesday. The report states that NS paid "two managers in key positions" a total of 566,956 euros in severance pay, RTL Nieuws reports.

All that is known about these two executives is that they were not on the board of directors, according to the broadcaster. Exactly who they are, what functions they filled, why they left NS and how the money was divided between them is unclear. 

Jul 22 '15 13:55

It seems that the VVD is not living up to its own new rules on financial transparency. Last year the ruling party announced that it would publish all donations to local chapters that are above 4,500 euros. The VVD received at least a quarter of a million euros in such donations, but none of them are indicated in the annual report for 2014

Jun 15 '15 15:30

Last year the Public Prosecutor did 54 investigations into radicalization and terrorism aimed at approximately 90 suspects. "Dozens of Dutch people were prepared to travel to the ISIS proclaimed 'caliphate' in Iraq and Syria."

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Mar 20 '15 10:28

ING wants to give CEO Ralph Hamers a wage increase of more than 28 percent, NRC reports based on the annual report ING published today. If the supervisory board approves this wage increase, his salary will increase from 1.27 million last year to 1.63 million in 2015.

Sep 5 '13 02:51

As it turns out, former chairman Paul Ansems of the Langeland Hospital in Zoetermeer, received a golden handshake after all. The amount totals almost 300,000 euros, reports the journal Medisch Contact.

Apr 18 '13 17:29

Local authorities and organizations have to be more careful when collecting and exchanging personal data. The Dutch college for protection of personal data, College Bescherming Persoonsgegevens (CBP), wrote that in their annual report of 2012.

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