The Dutch municipalities of Leiden, The Hague, Deventer, Groningen and Breda are all establishing a Children's Council in which the aldermen of these cities will actively work with the recommendations of kids. Princess Laurentien of the Missing Chapter Foundation and State Secretary Jetta Klijnsma of Social Affairs will kick off the test run for the Children's Councils on Tuesday, ANP reports.
The Dutch government and Dutch companies are very poorly protected against cyber attacks and crime, according to a report by the Rathenau Institute. Current measures against cyber threats are insufficient and strengthening cyber security in the Netherlands should be a higher priority, the report says according to ANP.
The report, titled A never run race was done at the request of the National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security and intelligence service AIVD.
Companies and municipalities making use of WiFi tracking must make sure they honor the privacy of the people they track, the Personal Data Authority said on Thursday. The Authority felt it time to remind companies and municipalities of the rules as more and more are making use of WiFi tracking
Small and medium sized companies are increasingly the victims of cyber crimes and are often hit the hardest because they underestimate the risks, according to ABN Amro. 23 percent of SMEs in the Netherlands were attacked over the internet this year, compared to 11 percent of larger companies.
Companies are taking less time to pay their bills than any other time in the last decade. It takes an average of 43.4 days for a company to repay a bill, which is the lowest in the last 13 years, according to the data on payment behavior from the rating agency Graydon.
Dutch companies want higher education institutions to hit performance targets, and deliver better quality education to students in the Netherlands, reports Vokskrant. They suggest that universities and colleges should be judged on matters such as academic success and level of teaching.
The directors of businesses in the Netherlands are clueless about the risks of cybercrime. There is still a lot of work to be done to keep cyber criminals out.
Roughly 65 thousand new companies were created over the course of 2014, with an additional 12 thousand formed in the first quarter of 2015. The increase is mainly caused by a growing number of sole proprietorships, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reported Wednesday.
The VVD has submitted a motion that academics should be able to obtain their doctorate in companies. VVD Parliamentarian Pieter Duisenberg expects that better cooperation between business life and higher education will ensure that more university graduates obtain their doctorates
Not only countries, but also cities and companies should join in global climate negotiations. With that approach State Secretary Wilma Mansveld of Infrastructure and Environment is traveling to Peru next week, where the UN climate conference will be held.
The new money-transfer system for all European companies, organizations and persons is coming into effect today. Single European Payments Area (SEPA) requires money transfers to be performed with longer, 18-number code international bank account numbers, or IBAN numbers, De Volkskrant reports.
Lasst year, asbestos treatment companies were fined for violating rules twice as many times as in 2012. The SZW Inspection, formerly the labour inspection, discovered 433 cases of violation in 2013. This was just over 200 in the previous year.
Persgroep has put in an offer for the British media company Mecom, mother company of Wegener which publishes local papers such as De Stentor and the Eindhovense Dagblad, the companies announced on Monday.
The Netherlands is one of the first countries in the EU taking on the new international guideline for national accounts.This influences already-published macro-economic figures and also earlier estimations of the economic growth in the first quarter, the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS) reports.
The number of workers with flexible working times, including freelancers or temps, will increase rapidly in the coming years. According to research from TNO, last year one in four workers were part time workers. This number will increase in 2020 to amount to possible one third of the total work force.
Professional gangs are reportedly siphoning large amounts of diesel from trucks. It is estimated that there are hundreds of cases, where some ten thousand liters of diesel have been stolen, the Telegraaf reports.
The Netherlands is going to make a 'disaster counter' available to help with the prevention of water-based crises such as flooding. This team will be overseen by the government, and is made up of 150 of the country's leading heads of Universities and company members.
Dutch companies have been allowed to defer payments of almost €1 billion in taxes when they have found themselves in payment problems.
Dutch telecom company KPN is set to cut jobs and save costs once again in the next two years, as between 1500 and 2000 jobs will be axed.
In the most recent years, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), also called bring your own technology (BYOT), has become a trend and common practice in the business and education market. BYOD is a policy that permits employees to use their own mobile devices such as smartphones, personal computers and laptops to work and access data in their companies.
The city of Amsterdam will reduce the number of bicycle taxis from approximately 200 to 100 because of the danger they cause on the road.