The American heiress to the Goudstikker family, Marei von Saher, is selling 28 of the 202 paintings that the Dutch government transferred to her nine years ago. The paintings were looted by Nazi officers during the German occupation of the Netherlands in the Second World War, and will go up for bid at Christie's auction house on June 3rd in New York.
According to a group of 23 Islamic organizations, Dutch media is unnecessarily and unjustly smearing "being a Muslim" and the Islam religion, referring to targeted media attacks on Muslim scholars who wanted to speak in Rijswijk, Utrecht and Eindhoven.
Lawyer firm Prakken d'Oliveira has filed a lawsuit against the Dutch government for the AIVD eavesdropping on lawyers' conversations with clients, Volkskrant reports.
The Dutch government has issued extra time to file tax return reports for those people wanting to get a guaranteed confirmation from the tax authorities before July 1st, a spokesperson for the Finance Minister confirmed to RTL Nieuws. Over 4 million people have filed tax returns since March 1st and now the Finance Minister Eric Wiebes has stretched the original deadline of tax declarations from April 1st to April 15th.
The Netherlands-based chip maker Gemalto has been hacked by the United States secret service NSA and the British GCHQ, De Telegraaf reports. This is according to a report by The Intercept based on documents received by NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden.
Despite heavy complaints from within the Dutch government about Tuesday's cyber attack which took out several government websites, the managing director of the host hardest hit in the incident blames years of government inaction for the outage. The attack was clearly directed at the government, and any other websites that went down as a result were "collateral damage," said hosting firm Prolocation's managing director Raymond Dijkxhoorn
A Dutch military transport aircraft will arrive on Saturday at the Eindhoven Airbase with the victim remains and wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster. The plane is scheduled to land at 4 p.m., the government stated on Thursday.
The cabinet submitted a letter to the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, in late January outlining the Netherlands priorities for its turn as President of the Council of the European Union in 2016. The three main priorities are a Union that focuses on the essentials, creates jobs and growth through innovation and actively involves citizens and civil society organizations in policymaking.
The court in Rotterdam decided that the terrorist suspect Mohammed B. (27) will remain in custody for the time being. According to the court, there is enough evidence to keep him in custody. B. appeared in court for the first time today.
On Sunday, following the results of the banking examination of the European Central Bank (ECB), ING announced that they will pay off their state aid this year still.
Two Dutch doctors may be returned to The Netherlands after possibly having contracted the deadly Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone. Though there are no current symptoms with the doctors, there is still a fear that they may have the virus, the NOS reports.
The Dutch government’s plan to create a new province by uniting the provinces of Flevoland, Noord-Holland and Utrecht could face opposition from a majority of lawmakers.
A Labour committee, headed by former party leader Melkert, believes the EU and the Dutch government should strive for an unemployment rate of no more than 5 percent