Ruling party VVD is putting a brake on the climate measures in the climate agreement, which was signed in December. Party leader Klaas Dijkhoff does not want "ordinary people" to carry the bill for the climate measures. "It is not my agreement", VVD leader Klaas Dijkhoff said in an interview with the Telegraaf on Saturday. "I'm not going to do it."
ProRail launched a new campaign to warn against the danger of level crossings, both guarded and unguarded. The campaign consists of videos of near-misses. According to ProRail, there were over 3,600 such incidents this year, many of them recorded on camera, NOS reports.
Not all incidents end in a near-miss. A total of 13 people were killed on the railway this year, excluding incidents of suicide, according to the rail manager.
In the run-up to the parliamentary election last year, pro-diversity party DENK worked on a fake PVV advertisement aimed at setting the anti-Islam party in a bad light, NPO Radio 1 program De Nieuws BV reports. DENK ultimately decided not to use the idea. PVV leader Geert Wilders is furious and is considering pressing charges against DENK.
The online ad consisted of a picture of Wilders with the text: 'After 15 March we will purify the Netherlands', according to De Nieuws BV.
Amsterdam launched a campaign to address misbehaving tourists on their behavior. The campaign Enjoy & Respect is specifically aimed at male visitors between the ages at 18 and 34. It makes clear that behavior like public urination is not only unacceptable, but will also cost you money, Het Parool reports.
Amsterdam, working with transport company GVB and Vervoerregio Amsterdam, launched an information campaign to warn pedestrians and cyclists about the dangers involved in using their phones while in traffic. The campaign, called Superbelangrijk or Super Important in English, is specifically aimed at teens and young people who are most likely to use their phones while cycling or walking, according to the city.
The city of Amsterdam launched a drug safety campaign aimed at visitors to the Amsterdam Dance Event, taking place from Wednesday to Sunday. The campaign is aimed at encouraging all ADE attendees, particularly tourists, to seek medical help if they feel unwell after taking drugs, the city announced in a press release.
Boys must be given more room to be boys, according to a campaign launched by foundation SIRE this week. 'Boy behavior' like wrestling, fighting and taking risks, is too often discouraged and that is detrimental to boys' development, according to the foundation.
SIRE is a foundation dedicated to brining underexposed topics to the attention of Dutch society.
Dutch refugee organization VluchtelingenWerk and ice cream brand Ben & Jerry's are working together to try and convince European politicians to take in more vulnerable asylum seekers from shelters across the world. Today they launched a campaign titled Home Safe Home, AD reports.
"This is one of the biggest problems of this moment. We are talking about it in the Netherlands for the first time. We have young supporters and we want to activate them for this", Laura van Geel, social mission manager of Ben & Jerry's said to the newspaper.
On Thursday Turkish voters living in Amsterdam-Noord received dozens of leaflets about an upcoming referendum in Turkey. Some feel intimidated by the dozens of papers left in their mailbox, they said to AT5.
"I find it quite intimidating because I am not in favor of Erdogan", one woman said to the Amsterdam broadcaster. "I don't like his ideas, I don't want a dictatorship. They should campaign in their own country ad leave us alone." Another person said that it is "extremely risky" to campaign against Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Following Tuesday morning's new earthquake in Nepal, the Giro 555 aid campaign for the earthquake victims was officially extended. Until now, the fundraiser campaign managed to collect nearly 19 million in earthquake relief.
Minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs has launched a campaign to help young people who are the victim or are at risk of forced marriage.
An eleven year old boy was injured while lighting a firework in Breda yesterday afternoon. He was taken to the Amphia hospital by ambulance. He injured his right hand and right thigh.
The Ministry of Public Health has launched a campaign to make people aware of bacteria in the kitchen.
The D66 commemorated Els Borst during their 100th party congress in Den Bosch on Saturday.
Cultural institutions in Amsterdam are launching a new initiative to attract more attention from the public. Today, they are unveiling the umbrella-platform 'Public', which around 30 concert halls, picture houses, museums and theaters have linked themselves to.
Healthy working hours, work pressure and aggression in the workplace are among the problems of work stress that minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs has said he will implement measures against.
ProRail has voiced concerns about a new trend in selfies called the 'rail selfie', in which people take pictures or videos of themselves standing on or next to train tracks, sometimes with an oncoming train in the distance.
It has been announced this week that Dutch model Doutzen Kroes is the new face of fashion brand Calvin Klein, according to Women's Wear Daily.
A train passenger assaulted a conductor at Hilversum Sportpark station Monday morning. The NS claims that the man may not have had a ticket, and started throwing punches at ticket control.
Dutch pollster Maurice de Hond is predicting the D66 to be the biggest party in Amsterdam for municipal council elections on Wednesday.
D66 is turning to the popular dating service Grindr, to curry LGBT-voter favor for the municipal council elections on 19 March.
With the City Council elections ahead, on March 19, all political parties are making preparations to either win, or at least control the damage. Many of the parties fear a punishment.
The protesters in Loppersum were not satisfied Friday evening, with the promise Minister Henk Kamp (VVD) made them that the government will cut back on gas drilling.
"Schokkend Groningen" leader, John Lanting, was arrested during a protest on a NAM site in 't Zandt, Sunday. Lanting had gained access to NAM property by cutting through a wire fence, announced the police.