Defense made mistakes in acquiring winter clothing for soldiers who will participate in a NATO mission in Norway next month. As a result, the soldiers are forced to buy their own clothing for the mission in a terrain where temperatures can drop to -20 degrees. The Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, is furious, NU.nl reports.
The Norwegian police stopped actively searching for missing Dutch man Arjen Kamphuis in the area around Rognan, where some of his personal belongings were found. "Only with new information will we search further", assistant police chief Bjarte Walla said to Het Parool.
Arjen Kamphuis, who disappeared in Norway on August 20th, may have hid in a cargo ship that left for Stavanger around the day of his disappearance, according to the residents of the port town of Rognan. The Norwegian police are investigating this scenario, assistant commissioner Bjarte Walle said to Het Parool.
Missing Dutch man Arjen Kamphuis was in Vikeså in the south of Norway with two other people on August 30th, a witness said to Norwegian newspaper VG. That is 10 days after Kamphuis went missing, and the same day his phone was turned on in the area for a brief time, NOS reports.
According to the witness, there was a good atmosphere and Kamphuis spoke Dutch and German with his two companions. They didn't have backpacks with them.
Items belonging to missing Arjen Kamphuis found in Norway on Tuesday included his identity documents, according to Norwegian television station TV2. The police did not say exactly what items were found. Two Dutch police officers arrived in Bodø to help in the investigation into the Amsterdam computer expert's disappearance, Het Parool reports.
The Norwegian police found items that belong to missing Dutch man Arjen Kamphuis, who disappeared while vacationing in Norway on August 20th. Exactly what items were found, the police did not say. The belongings were found by a fisherman on Tuesday night. They were found near the coast in the vicinity of Kvaenflaget, a small mountain between Fauske and Rognan, ANP reports.
The cellphone of Arjen Kamphuis, whose been missing in Norway since August 20th, was turned on for a short time last week, the Dutch police reported based on investigation.
The 46-year-old computer expert from Amsterdam went hiking in Norway last month. He was set to return to the Netherlands on August 22nd, but never made it back. His employer reported him missing on August 29th, according to the police. He was last seen in Bodø on August 20th.
The Norwegian police deployed a special unit to help in the search for missing Dutch man Arjen Kamphuis. The 47-year-old computer expert from Amsterdam was last seen in the north of the country on August 20th, RTL Nieuws reports.
The Norwegian police launched an investigation into the disappearance 47-year-old Arjen Kamphuis. The Dutch man was on holiday in Norway and went missing on August 20th. He was last seen in the town of Bodø, RTL Nieuws reports.
The Dutch Safety Board launched an investigation into an oil tanker colliding with a jetty at the port of Rotterdam on June 23rd. Some 200 tons of oil leaked into the water after the collision. The Safety Board will investigate both the cause of the collision, and the control of environmental damage after the oil spill, NU.nl reports.
A Norwegian couple accused of causing trouble on a KLM flight from Amsterdam to Panama were arrested when the plane landed to Panama, and returned to the Netherlands under police escort. The flight crew said the woman punched the purser, tried to kick her in the face, yank her hair, and spat at the co-pilot.
While the man was freed for insufficient evidence in a Tuesday arraignment hearing, the woman was remanded into custody at least until the next court status hearing on January 18.
A 68-year-old retired Dutch man and his 71-year-old wife were arrested in Norway early in September for trying to smuggle 100 kilograms of cannabis into the country, RTL Nieuws reports based on stories in Norwegian media. The drugs were hidden in secret compartments in a car they tried to take into Norway by ferry.
The Netherlands will provide the first space outside the United States to test engines for the Joint Strike Fighter jet programme, the Dutch Defense ministry announced on Thursday. A test facility will be built in Woensdrecht, Noord-Brabant with equipment, spare parts and training provided by engine manufactuer Pratt & Whitney.
The ministry, Noord-Brabant as well as the Economic Affairs ministry will invest in a maintenance workshop and testing ground. It is expected to provide work for specialists through 2049, the Defense ministry stated.
Germany and France expressed their support for the Netherlands in the political spat between the Netherlands and Turkey. NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg also called for a de-escalation in the situation. After the Netherlands' parliamentary election on Wednesday, Germany and France also have elections upcoming.
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.
Over the past months information officers from 30 European intelligence services came together in the Netherlands on a weekly basis to share information about terrorists, the Volkskrant reports based on conversations with people around the Dutch cabinet.
National gas extraction in the Netherlands dropped by more than a quarter last year to just over 51 billion cubic meters. The decrease was compensated for by imports, mainly from Norway and Russia, according to figures Statistics Netherlands published on Tuesday.
Norwegian convicts are increasingly willing to be voluntarily transferred to Dutch prison Norgehaven in Veenhuizen, which Norway has been renting since September.
A group of about 20 rescuers are nearing the spot in the Norse mountains where 13 Dutch hikers sent an emergency call on Friday morning. The rescuers are approaching the spot on foot and on snowmobile.
Thirteen Dutch people are missing in a mountainous area in Norway. The group made emergency calls around 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Friday, but there is no longer contact with them
Several reports of a terrorist threat in Amsterdam had investigative services in the city on high alert Thursday morning, Mayor Eberhard van der Laan told the General Affairs committee at City Hall. The nature of the threat was not disclosed, but the response to the threat was "scaled down" later in the day, a city council spokesman confirmed to the NL Times.
Dutch criminals are responsible for a large share of the trade of illegal products, especially drugs and firearms, on the so-called Dark Web. One one of the illegal online market places, Dutch retailers even accounted for 10 percent of the orders.
A fishing war has erupted between the Dutch and Norwegians following the Norwegian authorities’ newly adopted attitude regarding Herring fishing around the Spitsbergen fishing territory. Two Dutch ships have been turned around due to fear of detention by authorities in the countries capital. Dutch fishermen have been catching Herring there for over twenty years
On a trip to a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon, Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said Europe must come to terms with the financial cost of the refugee crisis, and that the countries must agree on each nation making a fair monetary contribution to address the situation. Europe’s leaders are to meet in Brussels on Wednesday to discuss progress in handling the refugee crisis.