Schiphol airport and the port of Rotterdam are no longer so important to the Dutch economy for them to have their own separate policy, according to the Council for Environment and Infrastructure in its latest advice to the government
The arrival of asylum seekers and immigration in general are still the greatest issues in the Netherlands by far, according to the Social and Cultural Planning Office's quarterly report. Opinions on the matter are very divided - a large group point to the negatives of asylum seekers in the country, and another large group is alarmed by the other's attitude
Over the past six months the the traffic severity - the number of traffic jams times their length - in the Netherlands increased by 10 percent, compared to the same period last year, ANWB announced on Thursday. The traffic information service attributes the increase in traffic to better economic conditions.
The Dutch economy grew 0.5 percent in the first quarter of this year, compared to the last quarter of 2015, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Friday. The growth rate is the same as the initial figures published in May.
The Netherlands will "no doubt" benefit from an exodus of financial services from London should the Brits decide to leave the European Union in a referendum on June 23rd, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said in an interview with Bloomberg on Monday. But he'd much rather see Britain stay part of the EU.
The controversial trade agreement between Europe and the United States TTIP will be good for the Dutch economy, according to 71 percent of economists panel Me Judice in a Nieuwsuur survey
If the Brits decide to leave the European Union, it will cost the Netherlands up to 10 billion euros in the period to 2030, according to the Central Planning Bureau. The Netherlands is one of the U.K.'s major trading partners and will therefore be hit harder by a so-called Brexit than other EU countries
The Central Planning Bureau expects that the Dutch economy will grow by 1.8 percent this year, according to an estimate released on Friday. This growth is the same as what the CPB predicted in March
After 13 years of absence, the Netherlands is back in the top 10 of the most competitive countries in the world, according to IMD's annual World Competitive Yearbook. The Netherlands came in 8th place this year, climbing 7 spots since last year
The Dutch economy continued its steady growth for the 8th quarter in a row. In the first quarter of 2016 the economy grew 0.5 percent compared to the previous quarter and 1.4 percent compared to the first quarter of last year, according to Statistics Netherlands' preliminary calculations.
De Nederlandsche Bank's call for employers to give employees bigger wage increases is "nonsense", Cees Oudshoorn of employer's organization VNO-NCW said to Financieele Dagblad. According to him, higher wages will only increase unemployment.
Wage increases for Dutch employees was lower than was economically justified last year, according to a study by Dutch central bank DNB. The low salary increases put workers' purchasing power under pressure, which is damaging to the Netherlands' economy
The Netherlands' economic situation is stabilizing and there were hardly any changes between March and April, according to Statistics Netherlands. In mid-April almost all economic indicators were more positive than their long-term trends.
Criminal activities involving drugs, illegal prostitution, illegal gambling and similar crimes contribute about 2.7 billion euros to the Netherlands' economy a year. That means that criminal activities account for about 0.4 percent of the Dutch economy, according to an estimate by Statistics Netherlands at the request of broadcaster RTL Z.
The Dutch economy will grow an average of 1.8 percent per year in the period 2018 to 2021, according to the medium-term expectations of the Central Planning Bureau. Despite the economic growth, the CPB warns that Dutch households' purchasing power will not increase
The Central Planning bureau sees the Dutch economy growing by 1.8 percent this year, according to its central economic plan. This is somewhat lower than the 2.1 percent growth the CPB expected in December
The year long commemoration of the 125th anniversary of Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh's death drew nearly a million foreign tourists to the Netherlands, according to figures released by NBTC Holland Marketing on Tuesday
The Groningen economy is benefiting from the David Bowie exhibition in the Groninger Museum. The exhibition welcomed its 100,000th visitor on Friday, and each of those visitors spend extra money in hotels, restaurants, cafes and shops in the city.
The International Monetary Fund expects that the Dutch economy will show the same growth in 2016 and 2017 that it did last year, according to a report released on Thursday
Benefits agency UWV expects that the Dutch labor market will continue to recover in 2016, with 102 extra jobs created this year. If the self-employment jobs are included, the growth in jobs is even higher at 129 thousand. In 2015 a total of 56 thousand jobs were created
The Dutch economy saw a very slight improvement in the third quarter, growing by 0.1 percent compared to the second quarter. Compared to the third quarter of 2014, the economy crew by 1.9 percent. The number of jobs and vacancies also picked up in the third quarter 2015.
Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem believes that ABN Amro is ready for its Initial Public Offering, which is scheduled for November 20th. Though he does not want to make any prediction on whether or not the Dutch state will be able to recover the 22 billion euros in state aid completely.
The Dutch economy has entered a stable growth path that can continue in the future. After seven years the Netherlands has finally returned to the economic level before the crisis in 2008 and 2009. Though unemployment is still a concern and the gross domestic product per capita is still 2.8 percent lower than in 2008.
“Countires that do not take back failed asylum seekers should be dealt with harshly” are the sentiments of Justice Secretary Dijkhoff when he spoke to European leaders in Luxemburg on Thursday regarding the maintenance of relations amung European nations, reported NOS. The Justice Secretary has called on economic sanctions against countries who withdraw their aid from the current refugee crisis.