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Dark_eyes
Apr 29 '15 18:54

The European Union gave a 3.8-million euro grant to neurological researchers at the University Medical Center Groningen. The scientists are trying to determine how the visual cortex responds to different vision and brain disorders, and to find out how the brain responds to developing information it receives from the eyes.

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Apr 22 '15 10:00

Lawyer firm Prakken d'Oliveira has filed a lawsuit against the Dutch government for the AIVD eavesdropping on lawyers' conversations with clients, Volkskrant reports.

European Commission
Apr 16 '15 17:05

The Netherlands may collect fingerprints and store all biometric data from its citizens when applying for a passport, the European Court of Justice ruled on Thursday. The Dutch Council of State asked the EU court to give legal explanations about European Union rules regarding the storage of fingerprints, after determining there are no existing rules prohibiting the practice.

Apr 15 '15 14:14

Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs wants dutch cities to be able to compete with the world leaders. He therefore plans to give them a boost to enable more growth and innovation, he said in an interview with Trouw on Wednesday.

European Union
Apr 14 '15 14:02

The European Union is an association made up of unreliable members that are too materialistic and driven by money. And the Netherlands is just as bad as its neighbors when it comes to abusing EU funds. "The greatest fraud in the European Social Fund is held by the Netherlands. But it is in the Dutch national character to point the finger at other countries."

Dutch Coast Guard ship (Source: Wikimedia/Kueala)
Apr 10 '15 15:52

Shipowner groups and seafarer unions are demanding European Union member states take immediate action to address the growing humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean sea, a joint letter from the associations states. Thousands of people from Northern Africa have tried to cross the sea to Europe on overcrowded boats and 3,500 have already lost their lives since 2014, the letter claims.

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Apr 6 '15 09:57

A group of water engineers, led by Dutch engineering firm Grontmij, has come up with a plan to prevent the refugee camp in the South Sudanese town Bentiu turning into a swamp during the raining seasons. The project is estimated to cost 20 million euros, of which the Netherlands will contribute 5.4 million. Other financiers include the United Nations, the European Union and Switzerland.

Herengracht_380
Mar 31 '15 14:07

The European Union has made an 8 million-euro grant available for the expansion of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) of the institute for war, Holocaust and Genocide studies NIOD, NRC reports. NIOD is going to cooperate with institutions in Eastern and Southern Europe to proved better access to Holocuast archives.

Mar 13 '15 10:50

Minister Henk Kamp (Economic Affairs) is "very disappointed" that the EU member states could not reach an agreement on protecting net neutrality within the EU, NU reports. This may put the net neutrality in the Netherlands at risk.

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Feb 26 '15 15:00

The Netherlands was one of four European Union countries to take part in a joint international operation led by Europol's European Cyber (EC3) investigated the Rammit botnet responsible for infecting 3.2 million computers worldwide, says Europol.

Jan 22 '15 15:23

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bert Koenders is participating in a meeting of the anti-ISIS coalition in London on Thursday, according to Rijksoverheid. The Netherlands is a member of the coalition's core group comprised of twenty countries, the European Union and the United Nations.

Nov 25 '14 07:52

The Netherlands will pay the European Commission's additional tax of 642.7 million euro by the end of this year. This is written in the Autumn Memorandum which Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem of Finance sent to the Chamber last week.

Nov 12 '14 10:18

According to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Social Affairs Lodewijk Asscher, benefit tourism can be better used through the ruling of the European Court of Justice.

Nov 7 '14 12:41

The Dutch tax rules are attractive to large multinationals. The same is true for countries such as the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Luxembourg.

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Oct 21 '14 14:16

The Russian state oil company Rosneft and business man Arkady Rotenberg are going to court to fight the European Union's sanctions.

European Commission
Oct 17 '14 13:53

The Netherlands has been referred by the European Commission to the European Court of Justice for failure to enact European legislation on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes.

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Sep 24 '14 15:47

European Union police force have made more than a thousand arrests, representing the biggest ever co-ordinated crackdown on organized crime. Operation Archimedest which was coordinated by Europol from The Hague, arrested 1,027 people, including 80 Dutch citizens involved in the theft of luxury cars.

Sep 22 '14 11:24

According to a report, a majority of Dutch voters as well as ruling parties VVD and PvdA, are in favor of establishing mandatory goals for the encouragement of clean energy and energy saving, Blik Op Nieuws reports.

Waitress
Sep 15 '14 09:09

German foundation Bertelsmann publishes a rank list on Monday of European Union countries based on research into social justice that shows The Netherlands scoring highly in third place after Sweden and Finland, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

Cucumbers
Sep 11 '14 12:04

The European Commission has expressed doubts over the justification for some requests for compensation to farmers for subsidies for perishable fruits and vegetables. The EU hereby postpones the allocation of these subsidies on the basis of dubious claims, Z24 reports.

Sep 3 '14 09:20

Just an hour after Minister Frans Timmermans' meeting with President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Tuesday, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte confirmed in Parliament that the Foreign Affairs Minister is indeed the Dutch candidate for the new commission

Unemployment in EU countries June 27th, 2014 (Source: Wikimedia)
Aug 21 '14 15:21

The number of unemployed has fallen for the third month in a row, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) announced today.

Peppers
Aug 12 '14 10:35

This Thursday, there will be a European discussion in Brussels about possible measures for companies that are going to be affected by the Russian food boycott. For Dutch export, VNO-NCW-director Hans de Boer warns that the damage could be €1.5 to €2 billion, the NOS reports.

Frans Timmermans
Aug 11 '14 10:00

The Ministry of Defense may take part in the strategic transport of goods for North Iraq, according to De Telegraaf. The paper writes that the Ministry is currently measuring the possibility of this, which may be restricted by the European connection via the European Air Transport Command.

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