Two filling stations in the border region filed a legal suit against the State of the Netherlands. They say that they were severely affected by the consequences of the tax increase which came in force early this year.
Parliament is calling on residents in the border regions to speak up about their experiences with the emergency number 112, which seems to be unreachable for some. Parliament wants to know how big the problem is, Spits reports.
The Ministry of Defense has known for 15 years that their staff at border region posts have been exposed to the carcinogenic compound chromium 6 at military bases.
The excise taxes on petrol, lpg (liquefied petroleum gas) and diesel will not go down despite action from gas station owners and the opposition in Parliament. They insisted on the plan to cut excise tax down, because petrol stations in the border region with Germany and Belgium are struggling. The branch organization argued that the government is only losing money on the excise tax hike.
The Lanaken city council has decided to tackle the drugs problem by using drones and heat sensing cameras to track down marijuana plantations. The work group also wants a cooperation action from within the euro region and the ability to execute 'morality investigations' into tenants.