Amsterdam and nine other European tourist cities want more support from the European Union in their fight against tourist rental through online platforms like Airbnb. They issued a joint statement in response to a ruling by the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice stating that Airbnb is an informal service provider and therefore needs to take little to no responsibility for complying with holiday rental rules, NOS reports.
Minister Carola Schouten of Agriculture wants to use a "light form" of genetic modification as part of her efforts to make agriculture in the Netherlands more sustainable. She is currently working with companies, farmers and Wageningen University to investigate the possibilities for experimenting with the so-called CRISPR-Cas method. She will send parliament a letter about their progress in the coming weeks, she said to the Volkskrant.
Perfumery Douglas in Leeuwarden caused a social media uproar by moving a saleswoman who wears a headscarf to their warehouse so that she is no longer in the shop with clients. The perfumery announced that it will adjust its clothing guidelines.
A Dutch tax regulation for deductible interest on loans between parent companies and subsidiaries is in conflict with EU rules, the European Court of Justice ruled on Thursday. Last year Eric Wiebes, the State Secretary of Finance, warned that this ruling could cost the Dutch treasury 400 million euros, NU.nl reports.
The iconic red-colored soles of famous designer Louboutin are not covered by trademark law, the adviser for the European Court of Justice concluded in a trademark lawsuit the French brand filed against Dutch shoe firm Van Haren. According to the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice, a company can not claim exclusivity on the basis of a combination of color and form, RTL Nieuws reports.
The advice of the Advocate General is often, but not always, followed by the judges of the European Court of Justice.
The Netherlands is joining Austria in filing a lawsuit with the European Court of Justice against Germany's plans to introduce a toll for passenger cars. According to the two country's, this toll discriminates against foreign motorists and is therefore in conflict with European rules, NU.nl reports.
The European Court of Justice ruled that it is illegal to link to copyrighted material that was put online illegally, provided that this is done for profit and that those posting the link knows that the material is online illegally
The Netherlands collected 25.7 million euros in back tax from Starbucks, a spokesperson for the European Commission said on Monday. The back tax comes from a so-called sweetheart tax deal between Starbucks and the Dutch Tax Authorities, which the European Commission ruled to be illegal state aid last year
Dutch brothel owners must speak at least one common language with the sex workers they rent space to, according to a Thursday ruling handed down by the European Court of Justice. The court made the decision as it is a way to guarantee the safety of the women, reduction of human trafficking, and to help prevent pimping.
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.
Long-term residents may still be compelled to pass a Dutch integration exam, but the exam's content will have to change, said the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union on Wednesday in Luxembourg. The advocate also said that the fine imposed by the Netherlands for those who fail to comply with integration obligations is disproportionate.
The law on access to telecommunications data is being adjusted to agree with a ruling by the European Court of Justice.
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.
The Russian state oil company Rosneft and business man Arkady Rotenberg are going to court to fight the European Union's sanctions.
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.
The broadening of the highway A2 between Den Bosch and Eindhoven has been finished for seveal months, but the widening does not comply with EU rules.
Nintendo, a Japanese consumer electronics company, cannot allow jailbreaking of on its portable DS and fixed Wii consoles and uses encryption software to prevent its devices, Times Live reported.