Italy

Dutch motorboat technician Erik Hoorn and two others were killed in a speedboat accident in Venice, 17 Sept 2019
Sep 19 '19 10:30

A Dutch man was one of three people killed in a speedboat accident in Venice. The speedboat crashed into a dam. Three of the four people on board were killed. The fourth was taken to hospital. The Dutch victim is 54-year-old motorboat technician Erik Hoorn, his brother confirmed to NOS.

The accident happened at around 9:05 p.m. on Tuesday, local time, according to the local fire department Vigili del Fuoco. 

Shopping
Aug 15 '19 09:18

Economic growth in the Netherlands will decline to 1.4 percent growth next year, according to the August Estimation by central planning office CPB. The declining growth is due to "bad wind from abroad", the CPB said, NU.nl reports.

Lake Iseo in Italy
Aug 5 '19 09:30

A 30-year-old man from Barneveld drowned while vacationing in Pisogne in northern Italy. His body was found in Lake Iseo on Saturday, five days after he disappeared in the water. "Five terrible, debilitating days of uncertainty have come to an end", his parent's wrote on Facebook. "Today they found our son Henry."

Fontana del Moro on Piazza Navona in Rome, Italy
Jul 15 '19 11:00

A 36-year-old Dutch man was fined 550 euros for taking coins from a fountain on Piazza Navona in Rome. The police caught him red handed as he was getting out of the Fontana del Moro during the early hours of Sunday morning, NOS reports.

Summer vacation
Jul 11 '19 11:00

In four of the five most popular holiday destinations for Dutch tourists, food is more expensive than in the Netherlands. Only in Spain will Dutch pay less for groceries than at home, Statistics Netherlands reported on Thursday.

2019 FIFA World Cup ball
Jun 29 '19 17:05

The Dutch women's football team looked like they were a team possessed when they came out in the second half of their match against Italy, scoring twice to win 0-2. The two teams faced off in the 2019 FIFA World Cup quarterfinal at the Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes, France on Saturday afternoon.

Thousands of Dutch fans showed up to support Oranje on Saturday. Even with the scorching 34-degree heat, the official attendance for the match topped 22 thousand.

2019 FIFA World Cup ball
Jun 25 '19 23:00

A controversial penalty in the 90th minute of the Dutch women's national football team match against Japan handed Oranje a 2-1 victory at the Stade de la Route de Lorient in Rennes, France on Tuesday night. The victory in the last Round of 16 match in the 2019 World Cup sends the OranjeLeeuwinnen through to the quarterfinals, where they play Italy on Saturday.

Striker Lieke Martens scored both of the Dutch team's goals. She was named Player of the Match for her efforts in front of a packed stadium that included thousands of orange-clad Dutch fans. 

Dutch flag on a business card
Jun 13 '19 13:40

The Netherlands is a very appealing business destination from several points of view. Foreign businesspeople highly appreciate the various and numerous types of structures they can employ for protecting their assets in the Netherlands. Among these structures, the Dutch foundation is known as one of the most popular entities which can be created for the purpose of asset protection.

Refugees on a Sea Watch ship
May 20 '19 11:20

The Italian authorities allowed dozens of migrants rescued by aid organization Sea-Watch ashore in Lampedusa on Sunday, apparently against the will of Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. The ship, the Sea Watch 3, was confiscated by the Italian police.

The Sea Watch 3 sails under the Dutch flag. Sea-Watch said on Twitter that Italy allowed the 47 migrants still on the ship to go ashore on Sunday, along with a short video showing people boarding an Italian coast guard ship. 

Apr 25 '19 13:30

Around 40 police officers intervened in a healing ceremony in a home on Nieuwstraat in Eersel, Noord-Brabant, on Wednesday evening. A few weeks ago a 31-year-old man from Hungary died after participating in a similar ceremony. Four people were arrested on Wednesday, the Telegraaf reports.

A total of 16 people attended the healing ceremony. The attendees who were not arrested, were taken to another location. 

Hospital room
Apr 12 '19 08:02

Sixteen Dutch students were hospitalized in the Italian city of Milan to be treated for an unknown virus. All of them have since been discharged. It is not yet known what caused the students to fall ill, team leader Stephan Wiele of the Amsterdam Wood- and Furnishing College said to NU.nl.

Ajax football flag Amsterdam
Mar 15 '19 19:45

UEFA announced the draw for the Champions League quarter finals on Friday. Ajax will be facing off against Juventus. On Twitter a number of Ajax footballers seem a bit daunted by the prospect of a match against the Italian team, but also excited for the challenge.

Mar 1 '19 12:40

A criminal case is being prepared against Dutch oil and gas giant Shell. The company is suspected of paying bribes for the exploitation rights of an oil field off the coast of Nigeria, Shell said on its website and the Dutch Public Prosecutor confirmed to NOS.

The Prosecutor told NOS that the investigation is almost complete and they are working on the criminal prosecution of Shell.

This case involves the acquisition of the rights to oil field OPL-245. Shell, together with Italian energy group Eni, paid 1.3 billion euros for these rights in 2011.

Mark Rutte
Jan 25 '19 12:00

Prime Minister Mark Rutte criticized Brussels for being too lax as far as Italy is concerned. The European Commission must be harsher on Italy for violating budget agreements, Rutte said at an economic summit in Davos. The current state of affairs fosters mistrusts among citizens of other EU member states, including the Dutch, he said, NU.nl reports.

Dec 5 '18 13:07

A total of 90 people arrested in a large international action against the Italian mafia clan 'Ndrangheta on Wednesday morning, was announced at a press conference at European judicial cooperation body Eurojust in The Hague. As part of 'Operation Pollino', the police and judiciary in Italy, the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium raided various locations. 

Dutch police Arrest team
Dec 5 '18 08:27

Police and judiciary in the Netherlands, Italy, Germany and Belgium are raiding countless locations on Wednesday morning in a coordinated action against the Italian 'Ndrangheta, a mafia clan from Calabria that is active throughout Europe. Raids and arrests are currently taking place in the four countries, ANP reports

Dozens of raids are being done in the Netherlands, a spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor said to the news wire. He could give no further information.

Raganello gorge in Italy
Aug 21 '18 09:21

At least 11 hikers were killed in a sudden flood in the southern Italian region of Calabria. They were in the Raganello gorge when a river overflowed due to heavy rainfall. Local reports say that one Dutch was injured, NOS reports.

Many of the hikers were dragged along by the strong currents. The victims include at least four men and four women. Two people are still missing. 23 people were brought to safety, of whom seven were taken to hospital.

Swimming pool
Jul 26 '18 11:30

The 3-year-old son of Deventer Statesman Zafer Aydogdu drowned in a swimming pool in Italy on Sunday. The family was holidaying in the Italian region of Tuscany. The boy was rushed to a hospital, where he passed away, De Stentor reports.

Koen van Keulen
Jul 24 '18 08:26

The Italian police believe that 17-year-old Koen van Keulen from Soest died in a fatal accident at Lake Garda. His family saw camera footage that confirm this conclusion, a spokesperson for the family said to RTL Nieuws.

RHWW rescue dogs
Jul 24 '18 07:38

The Dutch rescue dogs team that went to Italy with 12 sniffer dogs to search for Koen van Keulen on Sunday, will remain in the country for the time being to help search for a missing Italian girl. The Italian authorities asked the Dutch for help, foundation RHWW said on Twitter.

Koen van Keulen
Jul 23 '18 13:00

A body was found during the search for 17-year-old Koen van Keulen in Italy. It is not yet known if it is the missing teenager from Soest, RTV Utrecht reports.

The body was found in a ditch along a main road on Monday morning, according to the broadcaster. 

Koen went missing during the early hours of Friday morning, after a night out with friends at Lake Garda in Italy. He reportedly did not get out off the bus at the campground where he was staying with friends and family.

Koen van Keulen
Jul 23 '18 07:50

A 17-year-old boy from Soest disappeared in Italy during the early hours of Friday morning. The local authorities and some 200 volunteers searched for Koen van Keulen the whole weekend, but so far to no avail. On Sunday evening search dogs from the Netherlands joined the search, NOS reports.

MH17 wreckage
Jul 16 '18 08:25

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the G7 countries called on Russia to provide clarification on the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. According to the G7, evidence from international investigations that MH17 was shot down by a Russian army BUK missile is "convincing, significant and deeply troubling", RTL Nieuws reports.

Mark Rutte
Jun 22 '18 14:50

Prime Minister Mark Rutte will be attending an informal European Union summit on migration on Sunday. This summit is intended to remove the irritations among various heads of government about the European migration policy, Rutte said in parliament. "It will be complicated", the Dutch Prime Minister said, NU.nl reports.

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