To reach the targets set in the Paris Climate Agreement, the European Union must reduce its CO2 emissions faster, State Secretary Sharon Dijksma of Infrastructure and Environment said in Brussels at a meeting of EU Environment Ministers on Tuesday. The EU's ambitions are too low and the Netherlands and other countries are so concerned that they are considering voting against the EU plans and teaming up to come to their own, separate and more ambitious agreements, the Volkskrant reports.
Small amounts of radioactive iodine-131 found in the air above Norway, Finland, Poland, Czech Republic, France and Spain last month raised concerns across Europe. But there is no trace of the radioactive substance in the Netherlands, Dutch national health institute RIVM announced after taking careful measurements, ANP reports.
Traffic information service ANWB expects major traffic jams across the Netherlands today and tomorrow as the Dutch spring break kicks off. The ANWB particularly warns of traffic problems on roads heading towards ski areas, RTL Nieuws reports.
The Netherlands, Belgium, France and United Kingdom reached an agreement on implementing passport controls on large international trains. A joint task force will be established to discuss this with Thalys and Eurostar, ANP reports.
The task force will also work on introducing better passenger lists for international high-speed trains. The intention behind this it so that security services can make sure no wanted criminals are on the train.
The European Union could face collapse if nationalist parties win the elections in the Netherlands and France this year, German Minister Sigmar Gabriel of Economic Affairs said tto the Bundestag lower house of parliament, Reuters reports.
"After the Brexit last year, if enemies of Europe manage again in the Netherlands or in France to get results then we face the threat that the largest civilization project of the 20th century, namely the European Union, could fall apart."
Anis Amri, the Tunisian man suspected of driving a truck into a Christmas market in Berlin on December 19th, spent several hours in Amsterdam two days later, Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice confirmed in a letter to parliament on Wednesday. Amri was caught on surveillance cameras in the Dutch capital, the Dutch Public Prosecutor confirmed, the Telegraaf reports.
The Dutch government is having discussions with Belgium, Germany and France about implementing a registry for people traveling on international buses, trains and boats, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Security and Justice said to the Volkskrant. This follows terror Anis Amri suspect fleeing through the Netherlands unchecked after he drove a truck into a Christmas market in Berlin on December 19th.
The German authorities arrested a Syrian man suspected of planning attacks in the Nehterlands, Geramany, France and Belgium, news wire AFP reports. The suspect texted terrorist group ISIS asking for 180 thousand euros to fund the attacks, German prosecutors said on Monday.
The man was detained on Saturday and his apartment in Saarbucken was raided. He was formally arrested and charged on Sunday.
Terrorist organization Islamic State is planning more attacks in Europe and the Netherlands may be a target, according to a warning report Europol released on Friday. The European policing force thinks that ISIS will likely keep to attack tacticts currently used in Syria and Iraq - car bombs, kidnappings, extortion and suicide bombings, AD reports.
Jan F. has to pay 2.6 million to the Netherlands state. That is the amount the court in Breda calculated he earned from selling horse meet as beef, AD reports.
Between 2006 and 2009 F. ordered horse meat from Argentina. He took it in Breda, where he butchered it and sold it as halal slaughtered beef through his own company Draap. Incidentally Draap is the Dutch word for horse - paard - spelled backwards. His main customers were in France.
The police arrested a 44-year-old man on the A16 near Zevenbergschen Hoek on Tuesday night after stopping him for a broken taillight. He is internationally wanted for money laundering and had 107 thousand British pounds in his car, the police said in a statement.
KLM's independence will not be compromised by the new strategy for Air France-KLM that CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac is presenting early next month, Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem of Finance assured parliament after several dais of intensive discussions with the CEO, NOS reports.
After only three of the ten qualifying matches for the World Cup, things are already not looking great for the Dutch team. Oranje lost to France 1-0 in Amsterdam on Monday
Behind the scenes KLM is transferring flights from Amsterdam to Paris as a result of a power struggle within Air France-KLM, the Telegraaf reports based on "multiple sources". This transfer of flights is resulting in job losses in the Netherlands, according to the newspaper.
Two suspects that were previously arrested and released in the case surrounding French terrorism suspect Anis B., were arrested again. The suspects are both Antillean men, one from Rotterdam and the other from Vlaardingen. According the Public Prosecutor, another suspect in the case made an incriminating statement that led to their arrest
Terrorist organization Islamic State planned to hit more targets during the terrorist attacks in Paris in November last year. The other targets included more places in France and other countries, including the Netherlands, American news agency CNN reports.
A French man arrested for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old Dutch girl on a campsite in Ardeche, France, gave the police a partial confession. He admitted that he "touched" the girl, but denies raping her
An 8-year-old Dutch girl was sexually assaulted at a campground in Saint-Alban-Auriolles in Ardeche, France during the early hours of Tuesday morning. Her parents pressed charges
Traffic information service ANWB is advising Dutch holiday goers to avoid the French motorways in what is set to be the first so-called "black Saturday" of the year. Massive traffic jams are expected in France as people rush to get to their holiday destinations
The council for Moroccan mosques in the Netherlands RMMN released a statement condemning the terrorist attack in Nice, France on Thursday night. The council calls on its members and all mosques to dedicate a prayer to the victims and their families during Friday prayers
Dutch parliamentarians reacted shocked and horrified to the attack in Nice, France on Thursday that left at least 84 people dead and hundreds injured. The first of the victims have been identified. So far none of the victims are Dutch and no Dutch have been reported missing
Dutch King Willem-Alexander expressed his condolences to the people of France following a terrorist attack in Nice on Thursday. "Our heart goes out to the victims of the attack in Nice", he said. So far there have been no reports of Dutch victims.
The identities of the at least 80 people killed and hundreds injured in a terrorist attack in Nice, France on Thursday night, are still unclear. At least three Dutch were present at the attack and survived it relatively unharmed. Everyone is in a state of shock after the attack, they told various Dutch media.
At least 80 people were killed when a truck drove into a crowd of people on a boulevard in the French city of Nice on Thursday night. The attack is being considered an act of terrorism. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is horrified by the attack. Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders described it as a "cruel crime against humanity" in a comment on Twitter.