European Commission

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.

Minister Timmermans
Sep 2 '14 08:49

Minister Frans Timmermans of Foreign Affairs has an appointment with Jean-Claude Juncker, the new president of the European Commission, in Brussels today. The PvdA Minister will be interviewing for the position of European Commissioner, a top function, and may become Juncker's second man, the NOS reports.

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Aug 1 '14 13:46

The new money-transfer system for all European companies, organizations and persons is coming into effect today. Single European Payments Area (SEPA) requires money transfers to be performed with longer, 18-number code international bank account numbers, or IBAN numbers, De Volkskrant reports.

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Jul 3 '14 11:05

The European Commission has permitted Dutch telecom company KPN to sell its German subsidiary E-Plus to the Spanish Telefónica, which plans to merge E-Plus with another German subsidiary, O2.

Jun 24 '14 11:23

Philips may be fined by the European Commission (EC) for the formation of cartels in the fabrication of microchips. Sources in Brussels have reported this to Omroep Brabant.

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Jun 24 '14 08:05

Geert Wilders has failed to gather enough members for his Parliamentary group. The PVV-leader is two members short of the necessary seven EU member states for a Parliamentary faction to be valid. He hopes to have more success towards the end of the year.

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Jun 12 '14 13:16

The planning of a new airport in Twente will not be used for commercial flights. The municipality of Enschede and the province Overijssel decided not to continue renovating the building into a civilian airport.

Jun 10 '14 15:58

Political leaders from the Netherlands, Germany, UK and Sweden met in Stockholm today to discuss reforms in European politics. It is likely that the succession of the President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, was also discussed.

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Jun 6 '14 14:45

Sources in Brussels report that the European Union may open investigations into the tax advantages that big companies enjoy in The Netherlands and Ireland as soon as next week, after a European Commission meeting on the issue on the 11th of June.

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Jun 4 '14 19:04

A new report published by Belgian group Federbet suggests that a 2014 football game between Dutch team PSV Eindhoven and Bulgarian side PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv may have been the subject of a match fixing scheme. The January 9 match is one of at least 13 suspected match fixing incidents involving a Bulgarian team, of which Lokomotiv Plovdiv played in two.

Prime Minister Mark Rutte
May 21 '14 08:24

After the European elections, Prime Minister Mark Rutte wants to decide a limit of five tasks for the EU, to perform over the next five years. He wants to discuss his "priority agenda" next week Tuesday during a dinner where heads of state and government leaders will discuss the new president of the European Commission.

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May 13 '14 14:53

Less than one third of Dutch people is currently happy with the European Union. The latest Euro-barometer from the European Commission shows that the Netherlands is equally dissatisfied with the EU as most of Europe on average.

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May 13 '14 11:28

The Netherlands must be careful that the European Commission stays out of the pension funds of member states. The Netherlands should pull the 'yellow card' against the Commission's pension plan, says CDA- MP Pieter Omtzigt, RTL Nieuws reports.

May 12 '14 12:53

The Netherlands and Sweden want to scrap expiration dates for certain food products.

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