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May 26 '15 14:30

The European Commission wants to distribute 40 thousand asylum seekers that are currently in Italy and Greece across the other European Union countries. The Netherlands will have to take in 1,740 of these asylum seekers.

May 20 '15 14:11

The D66 wants clarification from Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem about reports that the European Commission might impose extra taxes on crowdfunding. D66 Parliamentarian Wouter Koolmees confirmed this to NU, saying that he sent a written request for an explanation to the minister.

May 7 '15 14:32

The United States wants travelers bound for America to be checked and verified at Schiphol airport. The Dutch government has received an official request from the United States to set up a so-called preclearance facility at the airport.

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Apr 29 '15 09:34

A delegation from the European Parliament will be visiting the Netherlands in May for an investigation into the so-called sweetheart tax deals with multinationals like Starbucks.

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Mar 16 '15 08:32

It is still possible that Greece will exit the euro zone (the so called Grexit), Frans Timmermans, the Vice President of the European Commission, said on the television program Buitnhof yesterday. He also called the threat made by the Greek minister of defense to open up the borders for ISIS-combatants if Europe does not give Greece favorable conditions "insane and outrageous", NU reports.

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 20 '15 13:08

The European member states have come up with a proposal to make using mobile internet in other European Union countries cheaper, NOS reports. The member states proposed that those visiting other EU countries can use 5 MB of mobile data every day without incurring extra costs (roaming costs).

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Feb 10 '15 14:11

The Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament) will receive a confidential and technical briefing on the agreements made between the tax authorities and the United States coffee chain Starbucks, Secretary of State Eric Wiebes (Finance) promised today.

Dec 1 '14 14:18

Brussels approved the Netherlands' budget for 2015. The financial plans of the government-Rutte meet the European budget rules.

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.

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Nov 17 '14 12:45

It is expected that the European Commission will today announce protective measures to contain the bird flu outbreak in Utrecht yesterday.

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Nov 12 '14 12:48

The 642 million euro additional tax that the Netherlands must pay the European Union is based on the correct calculations.

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Nov 7 '14 08:30

The Netherlands may get a delay in paying the substantial additional tax to the European Union in Brussels. The Commission may be willing to show benevolence to the Netherlands and Great Britain, among others.

Nov 4 '14 13:08

According to Brussels, the Dutch economy will grow with 0.9 percent this year. That is less growth than the European Commission expected earlier this year.

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Nov 3 '14 08:28

Late last week the six suppliers, who provide over a million pieces of fruit to more than 350 thousand students every week, notified schools that they will no longer be delivering the Schoolfruit.

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Oct 24 '14 08:35

The VVD and CDA want clarification from the Cabinet on the surcharge for the European Commission this year. According to the British newspaper Financial Times, it is an amount of 642 million euro.

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Oct 17 '14 14:33

This morning the 56 year old Bert Koenders was sworn in as Minister of Foreign affairs by King Willem-Alexander.

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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.

Oct 10 '14 16:13

The cable group Liberty Global has received approval from the European Commission for the acquisition of Ziggo, the largest cable television operator in the Netherlands.

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Sep 22 '14 13:15

Extra security measures have been taken at the home of Minister Frans Timmermans (Foreign Affairs, PvdA) due to a heightened threat towards the minister.

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.

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Sep 16 '14 13:05

The Netherlands is getting a direct line with the new President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker.

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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 10 '14 13:00

Frans Timmermans (PvdA) has been named the First Vice President of the new European Commission. Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker just announced this at a press conference.

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