European Commission

May 9 '14 11:11

Workers across the European Union should no longer be exploited, and should be properly paid for honest work. This comes from Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher in an opinion piece for the Volkskrant.

May 5 '14 14:46

The European Commission is more optimistic about the Dutch economy than it was earlier this year. The budget deficit for this year is coming out at 2.8 percent, under the European norm of 3 percent.

Apr 2 '14 18:50

A new proposal from SGP party leader Kees van der Staaij could see the Netherlands placing a toll on cars driven into the Netherlands from other countries. The proposal is similar to one approved by the government last year that was expected to raise €260 million.

Mar 13 '14 17:27

The Euro parliament voted for a universal phone charger Thursday afternoon, that will compel manufacturers to include a standardized charger with their phones. The measure will reduce unnecessary pollution, costs and inconvenience to the user.

Feb 26 '14 04:33

A former employee of the Utrecht University, Pankaj Dhonukshe, manipulated research results in such a way that it wasn't picked up by the standard quality checks until after the established magazine "Cell" retracted one of his articles. A closer study of his articles brought fabricated facts to light.

Jan 27 '14 11:47

Groningen is one of six cities shortlisted for the first European Capital of Innovation, or iCapital, awards.

Jan 23 '14 04:34

After 10 months of preparation, a citizen's initiative, under the name of Burgerforum EU, succeeded in placing the ever-expanding European Union on the planner of the Lower House, Tuesday, supported by some 63,000 signatures.

Jan 23 '14 04:33

Minister Kamp from Economic Affairs has made it clear he will not be able to carry out the plan some Groningen businesses came up with to bail out the bankrupt Aldel, due to strict European regulations.

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Dec 31 '13 12:09

The round-up of some of this year’s most noteworthy events and news stories.

Dec 31 '13 09:14

The Groningen offices of political party PVV want the Netherlands to do whatever possible to save aluminum smelting company Aldel from bankruptcy, even if it means breaking European regulations. The company has over €24 million in debt, and is losing €1.2 million monthly.

Dec 18 '13 16:33

The European Commission has approved the restructuring plan for SNS Reaal, Nos reports Wednesday.

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Dec 11 '13 12:02

Almere-based Sandoz and Tilburg-based Janssen-Cilag face a total of about $16.3 million from the European Commission for delaying the market entry of a cheaper generic version of the pain-killer fentanyl in the Netherlands.

Dec 6 '13 14:25

European competition authorities raided Philips this week. The European Commission suspects that a number of electronics companies, including Philips, made mutual agreements to influence internet sales to drive up prices of their products

Dec 5 '13 13:39

The European Commission (EC) and the Turkish government have agreed to launch a visa liberalization dialogue and to sign a readmission agreement.

Nov 28 '13 09:53

The European Commission has fined a group of four European North Sea shrimps traders a fine of €28.7 million for operating a cartel.

Oct 15 '13 18:03

A new report by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs’ Radiocommunications Agency found that some Dutch telecommunications and internet service providers (ISPs) have violated European Union law requiring the retention of communications data for the purposes of investigating, detecting and prosecuting serious crime and terrorism.

Sep 6 '13 03:16

Netherlands goes to the European Court of Justice to request more room to define the European rules for international rail traffic.

Jun 24 '13 08:50

Today, June 24, the European Union will discuss Turkey’s concerns after the setbacks. The 27 nations wanted to modify Germany’s position, which is firm in stopping negotiations in response to Ankara’s attack on protestors.

Jun 21 '13 08:15

The Netherlands will have to face the Court of Justice of the European Union (EU) as ordered by the European Commission.

Jun 14 '13 07:32

Based on a study by the European Commission, the Netherlands leads in broadband uptake and comes second in usage of Next-generation access (NGA), which includes broadband upgrades.

Jun 6 '13 15:50

Dutch Politician Lilianne Ploumen of the Minister for Foreign Trade regrets the European Commission’s decision to demand the anti-dumping levy on solar panels from China, according to financial news site 4-traders.com.

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