Roelf B., a Dutch athlete in custody in Hungary for drug trafficking after he was caught selling drugs at a festival there, expressed regret for his actions. He said that he only sold the drugs because he wanted to help his childhood friend Gert-Jan N., a second Dutch man in custody for drug trafficking, the Volkskrant reports based on a statement B. gave to the Hungarian Public Prosecution Service.
A 33-year-old Hungarian fugitive was arrested in Rotterdam after allegedly fleeing his home country where he was to serve a ten-year prison sentence. The man was captured by police in Rotterdam on Tuesday.
He was convicted in Hungary of “a sexual offense involving a minor,” Dutch police said. He was also sentenced for the possession of child pornography.
Police did not say how the man was discovered in the Netherlands. Hungarian officials asked the Fugitive Active Search Team in the Netherlands to find and arrest the convicted criminal.
One of two Dutch men arrested for dealing drugs at popular music festival Sziget in Budapest, Hungary, is 21-year-old Roelf B. - a top sprinter who formed part of the Dutch relay team in the European Championship for athletes under the age of 23, AD reports.
Two Dutch men were arrested at the Sziget festival in Hungary over the weekend on suspicion of drug dealing. Local news site 444 called the arrest the "biggest drug bust ever" at the festival.
A total of 451 bottles of narcotics, 128 grams of cannabis and a kilogram of ecstasy pills were confiscated from the 21- and 22-year-old suspects, according to NU.nl. The drugs have a street value of around 15 thousand euros. The police also found over 500 price lists on the suspects and at the festival, 444 reports.
After days of long and intense meetings in Brussels, the European leaders reached an agreement. Dutch Frans Timmermans will not be the president of the European Commission. That position will go to German Minister of Defense Ursula von der Leyen. Instead Timmermans will likely stay on in his current position, vice-president of the European Commission, though the European Parliament still has to approve that, NOS and RTL Nieuws report.
The Fidesz party of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban broke ties with the CDA. Over the weekend the CDA adopted a motion to remove its Hungarian sister party from the European People's Party (EPP) in the European Parliament, which both parties belong to, if the Hungarians do not keep to European standards and values. The Hungarians now accuse the CDA of spreading lies, the Volkskrant reports.
The Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is furious at Dutch ambassador Gajus Scheltema over critical statements he made about the right-wing government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban in an interview, RTL Nieuws reports.
Scheltema agreed to give an interview to Hungarian magazine 168 Ora in honor of his farewell as ambassador. In the interview he compered the way in which the Hungarian government creates enemies, to the way extremists do so.
Police in Hungary arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with murder of Parsa Maboud. Maboud, better known as “Parsa010” was shot dead in the Ommoord district of Rotterdam while the 21-year-old was barbecuing food and entertaining friends on a lawn.
Maboud was shot once previously, when he was 17, and also served time in prison on a weapons charge.
A 35-year-old man who kidnapped his three young children from their mother's Enschede home last month, was extradited to the Netherlands, the Public Prosecutor said in a statement.
Three children kidnapped from Enschede by their father on May 19th, have been found alive and well, the police said in a statement on Saturday. They were found with their father on a train in Hungary on May 30th. The father was arrested and the three kids returned to the Netherlands on Saturday.
The Hungarian government is planning to implement a law that would ban all symbols that refer to Nazi occupation or communist suppression, which according to them, includes the red star on Heineken's logo. This means that Heineken may be forced to change its label in Hungary, RTL Nieuws reports.
Brand new airport director Ron Louwerse wants to increase Rotterdam The Hague Airport's number of charter flights and destinations significantly. The airport is also in the midst of negotiations with Hungarian budget airline WizzAir
Australian freelance photographer Warren Richardson won the World Press Photo of the Year 2015 award with his photograph of a refugee father handing his baby through barbed wire across the Serbia-Hungary border.
A 36 year old Hungarian truck driver was arrested in Venlo on Tuesday after seven Iraqi stowaways was found hiding in his truck, the Koninklijke Marechaussee - a policing force working as part of the military - announced on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte wants to impose financial penalty on the Eastern European EU member states which are frustrating the equal redistribution of asylum seekers across the European Union
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.
Bert Koenders, the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, is disappointed in the way that Hungary has chosen to deal with the refugees trying to enter the country. "That is not the method to jointly solve this problem in Europe", he said
The European Commission has set up a new distribution formula for the redistribution of 120 asylum seekers across the European Union countries. The Netherlands will have to take in 7,214 refugees, on top of the 2,047 refugees assigned to the country before the summer.
A family of four Hungarians suspected of sex trafficking were remanded into custody by the magistrate on Friday. The four suspects were extradited from Belgium to the Netherlands on Tuesday, August 11th.
Two Hungarian prostitutes who were exploited by pimps in turn exploited three women in the red light district. The human trafficking case, which has been dragging on since 2009, appeared in court on Monday.
Denmark is the most bike-friendly country, edging out cycling rivals in the Netherlands, the European Cyclists' Federation (ECF) revealed in their their second-ever Cycling Barometer. Even though Denmark takes the first place in cycling advocacy, the Netherlands landed on top for cycling usage, ECF reported.
Chinese media is claiming that the Buddha statue containing a skeleton of a Chinese monk was stolen from a Chinese village in 1995, and the country wants it returned. The statue is currently owned by a Dutch private collector and was on display in Drents Museum in Assen until the recent return to its owner, newswire ANP writes.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte was on hand when the millionth DAF truck rolled off the assembly line in the company's Eindhoven factory. The 8,000-person company produces about 140 trucks daily.
The police arrested 7 suspects on Tuesday in various locations in the Netherlands and Hungary during an investigation into human trafficking, forced prostitution and money laundering. The police also found two women who they suspect are victims of human trafficking.