The coalition parties reached an agreement on reform of the tax system, State Secretary Eric Wiebes announced on Wednesday. The announcement came amid increasing pressure from the opposition that the cabinet cannot find a compromise on the tax reform.
Within two days, an IT company hired by former Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten located a receipt documenting the payoff that his former deputy, Secretary Fred Teeven, made to a drug criminal. Opstelten had claimed the receipt was untraceable.
Cleaners have been able to reach a deal for higher pay after week-long strikes and protests. Part of their new collective labour agreement also states that the first two days of their sick leave will be paid, according to union FNV Bondgenoten. The cleaners are expected to be back at work this evening or Thursday, the NOS reports.
Dutch technology company Philips is selling its audiovisual arm to the American company, Gibson Brands, for €135 million. Gibson is most notably known for making electric guitars.
Minister Ivo Opstelten claims not to know the exact amount that was transfered to drug baron Cees H. in a deal with the Public Prosecution Authority.
WhatsApp CEO, Jan Koum, is "setting the record straight" in a blog post about privacy concerns raised by the app's customers after the Facebook deal.
State secretary for Justice, Fred Teeven, closed a deal in 2000 in which more than five million guilders (almost €2.3 million) of drug baron Cees H. was whitewashed. Now, MPs are demanding the matter be clarified.