NS needs to improve the way the company communicates with travelers in situations like Thursday's storm, Corien Kotsier from NS acknowledged to BNR. Train traffic was halted completely during the storm on Thursday and travelers were left uncertain about when the trains would start running again. Many travelers were stranded for hours, waiting for a train that did not come.
Many Dutch are irritated by the government. The biggest annoyance is that civil servants often don't seem capable of solving citizens' problems, according to a study among 500 Dutch commissioned by National Ombudsman Reinier van Zutphen.
The mood among Dutch entrepreneurs was upbeat and positive at the start of the second season. Businesses in the Netherlands continue to recover from the financial crisis, including small- and medium sized enterprises.
Dutch near-field communication firm NXP is going to be installing passport and credit card security technology to improve communication protection between smart cities and cars. Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication and communication between vehicles and stationary roadside objects is said to become a reality within the next 5 – 10 years.
Prince Willem-Alexander will accept a ceremonial role as a king if the House decides that. He said that in an interview with RTL Nieuws and NOS. “I’ll accept anything, as long as the processes are democratic and laws are followed”.
Doctors treating patients who are in their last life phase often ‘do’ too much. Both parties have to discuss the question of ‘should we do everything that’s possible?’ more often in case of premature births and seriously ill patients. Research agency ZonMw concluded this in a report that they will offer to the Minister and Secretary of Public Health on Wednesday.
Much to the satisfaction of the police, many citizens chat via Twitter with local police officers from their neighborhood. "Social media are a very important way for the originally rather closed police to be in contact with citizens," says Janinne van den Berg, Manager of the Social Media Policy of the National Police.