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KLM
May 5 '20 08:56

KLM is cautiously restarting flights to a number of its European destinations. From Tuesday, the airline will perform daily flights to Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Milan, Budapest, Prague, Warsaw and Helsinki. Travelers will be obliged to wear masks that cover their nose and mouth, the airline announced.

"This involves face protection in the broadest sense of the word," a spokesperson for KLM said to broadcaster NOS. "A scarf is also fine if it is tight." Though masks are preferable to other forms of face covering.

A nearly abandoned D Concourse in Departures 1 at Schiphol, 10 March 2020
Mar 11 '20 13:00

Due to coronavirus Covid-19, KLM is canceling all its flights to Venice, Milan and Naples in Italy until at least April 3rd, the Dutch airline announced on Wednesday. Earlier this week, KLM said it was canceling some 25 percent of its flights to the southern European country. KLM flights to other Italian destinations are still running according to schedule, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Mar 9 '20 07:25

KLM put a red line through twelve of its departures to Italy due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country. The Dutch airline will still fly to infected areas, but at a lower frequency, eliminating at least 25 percent of its flights to Italy this week through March 15th.

Rome
Feb 25 '20 07:34

The outbreak of coronavirus Covid-19 in Italy prompted the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to warn against visiting a number of municipalities in the northern parts of the country. There is also an increased risk to visiting Rome, the Ministry said, NU.nl reports.

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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.

Spark building in Sloterdijk in Amsterdam
Mar 16 '18 09:08

European Parliament approved the European Medicines Agency's move from London to Amsterdam, on the condition that the authorities report on the progress of the construction of the new EMA office on Zuidas every quarter, ANP reports.

European Medicines Agency in London
Feb 23 '18 16:00

The Italian protest against the relocation of the European Medication Agency from London to Amsterdam continued during a so-called fact-finding mission which took place in Amsterdam on Thursday.

Spark building in Sloterdijk in Amsterdam
Jan 30 '18 10:01

Italy plans to urge European institutions to reconsider the decision to move the European Medicines Agency from London to Amsterdam due to the Brexit, AD reports based on sources around the Italian government in Rome. 

Last year Amsterdam won the bid to be the new home of the EMA headquarters. The medicines agency is moving its headquarters from London due to the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union. Milan came in a close second place.

European Commission
Nov 20 '17 18:58

A nail-biting lottery is how Amsterdam is now officially the next home of the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Roughly 900 jobs will move to Amsterdam, with staffers needing to choose between staying in the UK or making the move to the Netherlands. 

The European Union's EMA will formally leave London, United Kingdom beginning in March 2019 because of the impending Brexit.

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May 30 '17 13:00

Three men from Bergen op Zoom were arrested at the Lage Zwaluwe train station last week for trying to smuggle 24 kilograms of cocaine out of the country, the police said in a statement on Tuesday. They are also suspected of money laundering. The cocaine was found in suitcases hidden on a freight train headed for Milan, Italy.

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Jan 5 '17 08:01

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.

Ard van der Steur
Dec 30 '16 09:15

The Dutch prosecutor's office, OM, waited about four days to notify the cabinet that the man suspected of carrying out a terrorist attack in Berlin also spent time in the Netherlands after the incident. Dutch authorities ultimately notified Minister Ard van der Steur (Security and Justice) that the suspect, Anis Amri, traveled through the Netherlands, Van der Steur said in answer to parliamentary questions on Thursday.

Opposition parties were angered by the delay in notifying the cabinet minister, calling it an apparent lack of urgency among the Dutch authorities.

Gavel
Oct 24 '16 10:39

Dutch companies were involved in large scale VAT fraud, the proceeds of which were used to finance terrorism, according to television program Zembla based on its own investigation.

According to Zembla, using the trade of so-called CO2 certificates, the "biggest VAT fraud in history" was committed. The compulsory VAT on the certificates was not paid. Between 2008 and 2011 this amounted to between 5 billion and 10 billion euros in unpaid VAT. 

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Apr 11 '16 14:15

Customs officers on Eindhoven Airport found 70 thousand euros hidden in two bottles of body lotion when searching the luggage of a Spanish man last week

Gavel
Jan 14 '16 13:30

The Public Prosecutor demanded up to 42 months imprisonment against two defendants suspected of smuggling Syrian asylum seekers from the Middle East to Europe in the court in Zwolle on Tuesday

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Sep 17 '15 08:30

Ryanair Airlines will be flying out of Schiphol as of next month. The airline plans to become KLM’s top competitor in that region.

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Apr 28 '15 17:04

After years of delays, Amsterdam RAI is getting its own hotel and with its 650 rooms, Nhow RAI will win the title of largest hotel in the Netherlands. The design of the building was chosen from eleven candidates and is designed by Rem Koolhaas from well-known Rotterdam architecture firm OMA.

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Mar 16 '15 10:33

Gerrit G., who killed a one month old baby in a hit-and-run accident in Lutten last week, has now admitted that he had been driving under the influence. His family told neighbors, De Telegraaf reports.

AFW
Jan 14 '15 16:30

The livelihood of Amsterdam Fashion Week (AFW) is under serious threat, after the city's municipality expressed a reluctance to subsidize the event. As foreign competitors steal more of Dutch talent and audiences, the event's organizer Bart Maussen is contemplating his next move. In an interview with Quote magazine, he revealed that unless more support is provided by the municipality, it is the end of this event in Amsterdam.

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Jan 13 '15 17:19

Sophie and Daan were the most common names given to children in 2014. The list made by De Sociale Verzekeringsbank (SVB) also reveals the least common names of 2014.

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Nov 6 '14 09:05

Today Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott met in Canberra, Australia to discuss flight MH17.

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Oct 17 '14 10:19

Prime Minister Mark has met with Russian President Vladimir Putin to demand "maximum cooperation" in the investigation into the disaster with flight MH17.

Oct 13 '14 10:00

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Security and Justice confirmed that the Ukrainian disaster relief will start searching for any remaining personal belongings and remains of passengers of flight MH17 today.

Photo: Ryanair
Aug 27 '14 17:05

Irish budget airline Ryanair has launched a business class service in a move to rehabilitate its image and respond to travelers' demands for better customer service. The Business Plus fare would give customers flexible tickets, more check-in baggage, priority boarding and access to premiums seating.

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