Benefits agency UWV has decided to play a more active role in helping those who are receiving a benefit and are struggling with debt, by asking people to report their debt to them. This is decision was based on the results of a study commissioned by UWV.
At least 21,000 Amsterdam youth should find a job or return to school, the municipality announced at the unveiling of a new employment initiative. The city plans to strengthen vocational education and improve the educators' links to the labour market.
Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan and aldermen of the "Sustainability in the Capital" committee banned balloon launches from all events organized in the city. The municipality also launched an information campaign about the balloons' harmful effects on environment and animal well being.
The police and the municipality put a stop to a performance by German neo-Nazi band Kategorie C. in Haaksbergen this weekend, a police spokesperson told NRC.
The municipality of Haaksbergen says that no mistakes were made when granting a permit for the infamous event with the monster truck last year. According to Mayor Hans Gerritsen, the safety instructions were adequate, which means that the permit will not have to be nullified, NOS reports.
The court in Arnhem ruled that the municipality Montferland had unjustly removed 3 hours domestic help per week from two residents NOS reports. According to the court, the municipality should have done more research to establish whether these residents could get by without the help.
Police restricted the Marktplein in Geldermalsen after a natural gas leak was discovered around 11 a.m. on Monday. Approximately 10 shops and 35 apartments were evacuated, with shopkeepers and residents placed at a Red Cross shelter, police report.
The Dutch Safety Board is continuing its investigation into the fatal monster truck accident in Haaksbergen, and will release a report on the incident no sooner than May. The public prosecutor also will not have completed their criminal investigation until even later in the year, a spokesperson told Nu.nl on Wednesday.
Hundreds of taxi drivers in Amsterdam are threatening to take matters into their own hands if the government does not do something about the controversial taxi service Uber. Among other things, the taxi drivers are considering blocking the roads for illegal drivers.
A man is being held by the city of Dordrecht for harassing the municipality with too many letters demanding information, taxing city resources.
More than a quarter of Dutch municipalities are facing problems in providing housing for the people who want to live there. There will be more refugees to the Netherlands and the result is that waiting time for anyone on a waiting list will increase, according to a survey of 326 municipalities. The questionnaire, created by regional broadcasters and NOS, could not get 67 additional municipalities to take part
The asbestos cleanup in Roermond is slowly progressing. Streets in the neighborhood have already been cleaned and are now asbestos free. A specialized cleaning company will today spray liquid over the fire debris to prevent asbestos particles being further disbursed by the wind. The municipality will start cleaning individuals' areas next.
The Rotterdam gay ambassadors are quitting after four years. The reason for this is that the seven prominent Rotterdam residents, who on behalf of the city worked to make homosexuality an approachable topic, can not get access to professional football clubs in the city. This said the ambassadors in Trouw today.
Rotterdam plans to do more in the fight against radicalization.
The Dutch government is going to start working with a Risk Indication System (SyRI) that will make it easier for municipalities and government institutions to detect benefit or tax fraud.
New regulations concerning the hygiene of sex toy have sparked a quarrel between Red Light District window operators and Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan. As part of the new licensing conditions, operators themselves will be made responsible for ensuring that sex toys maintain proper hygiene standards.
Two families with children living in the Gooise Huizen have been prevented by police and the Department of Justice form linking themselves up with terrorist organization IS in Syria. Neighbors of the family were shocked to hear that Mourad M. had jihadist intentions. His boss is equally gobsmacked, and tells the Algemeen Dagblad that he never would have guessed a radical streak in the man.
In Vlissingen, the municipality has had to enforce a temporary swimming ban, as oil has been leaking out of an old ship wreck since Saturday afternoon, washing up on the beaches in the Westerschelde.
Harbor bosses in Rotterdam's port are worried about the effect that the trade war against Russia will have on Dutch business. The Russian Shtandart oil terminal deal in the Rotterdam harbor is at the brink of collapse, which the harbor managers say is bad news for the city.
The Municipality of Gilze en Rijen has paid more than one million euros for the notorious sex club Badda Bing. Mayor Jan Boelhouwer told the press that the municipality wanted to prevent the building from falling back into the hands of criminals.
A pub owner in Elburg, Gelderland, has been told to turn his festively painted orange pub back to white by some angry civil servants. The man's attempt to bring some football pride to his town's streets has been shot down with the threat of a fine.
Residents of Apeldoorn's town center are surprised at the addition of Pim Fortuyn's killer, Volkert van der G., to their city. The municipality sent round a letter this morning, even though Van der G. has been living in the city for over a month.
A large-scale fire raged at the Shell site in Moerdijk, Brabant last night after an explosion in a disused reactor. Mayor Jac Klijs reports that two people have been injured. According to the municipality, the area is now safe, and the fire has been put out.
Union Abvakabo FNV and employers' organization Jeugdzorg Nederland say that there are thousands of youth care co-workers' jobs at stake now that the Cabinet is cutting almost €500 million from youth care. They plead for a job pool for youth care.