The Netherlands will lodge an appeal against a Hague civil court ruling which holds the Netherlands partially responsible for the massacre of 320 Muslims by Bosnian Serb forces in Srebenica, after they were kicked out of a Dutch-controlled base. The ruling will hold the state is liable for damages suffered by the surviving families of the victims.
The Netherlands State Council will come with a ruling on Zwarte Piet sooner than the usual nine months it would take the highest administrative court to make such a ruling. Spokesperson for the Council, Pieter-Bas Beekman says that the matter is being picked up "with haste", the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
Almost 150 Dutch women are going to court in France after filing a lawsuit against TÜV Rheinland, complaining about leaking PIP breast implants. The women are demanding damage compensation from the German company that gave approval for the insurance, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
The Yellow Submarine in the Bickersgracht in Amsterdam is going to be taken away. Owner Rob Meijer as well as residents of the neighborhood are very disappointed to see it go. "You don't take away something so unique, do you?"
A criminal case involving human trafficking and domestic violence ‘failed’ because of a sexual relationship between the police detective and the victim during the case.
Energy bills will go down significantly in the next few years. According to the Dutch independent organization that supervises competition, telecommunication- and consumer law, Autoriteit Consument & Markt (ACM), the difference can be tens of euros per year.
The court in Amsterdam sentenced child abuser Robert M. to 19 years in prison with compulsory treatment. This is a year longer than his original sentence of 18 years.