Eurogroup chairman and departing Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem was one target of eight letter bombs intercepted and defused in Athens on Monday, his spokesperson confirmed to ANP on Tuesday. He made no further comment.
A number of mosques in Amsterdam implemented extra security measures following the terrorist attacks in Paris. The feelings of insecurity that emerged after the attack on Charlie Hebdo in January, are even worse following the attacks in the French capital on November 13th
Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs will be attending the refugee summit between the European Union and African countries in Malta on Wednesday and Thursday. Rutte, currently on a trade mission in Japan, will be leaving the Asian country after a meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to attend the summit.
A very large group of vulnerable young people are not receiving the social help and financial aid they need because municipalities have lost track of them. This group consists of some 100 thousand young people who have fallen off the municipalities' radar.
The European Union have reached an agreement on a rescue package for Greece. The financially troubled country has to implement substantial reforms, including pension reforms and tax measures, in exchange for between 82 and 86 billion euros from the European rescue fund ESM over the next three years.
Dutch nationals in West African countries where the ebola virus has broken out have been asked to register themselves at the embassy. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called for this measure due to the speed with which the virus is spreading, the NOS reports.
The number of people seeking financial assistance from the Roman Catholic Church has increased by more than 50 percent since 2009, according to research by the Aid organization 'Kerk in Actie'.