The Air France pilot strike in Paris this week has cost the airline 60 percent of flights, which had to remain grounded. The French branch has lost between €30 and €40 million because of this over the last four days, says Chief Executive Alexandre de Juniac.
Inspired by the annual La Tomatina in Bunol, more than 1,000 people took to Dam Square on Sunday armed with tomatoes to protest against Russian sanctions. At 3 p.m a shipping container was emptied into the square and participants pelted each other with the 120,000 pieces of the overripe fruit bought from growers left in the cold by Russia’s boycott of Dutch fruit and vegetables.
In protest against new reorganization plans from AirFrance-KLM, the French airline's pilots are threatening a strike lasting one week between the 15th and the 22nd of September in Paris. This would be the biggest pilots' strike since 1998, De Telegraaf reports.
Anti-IS demonstrators will gather together on Sunday to protest the violent acts perpetrated by the extremist Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq. The protest will be on Amsterdam's Dam Square, and anybody is welcome to join, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
Groups in The Hague demonstrating for or against extremism, are taking each other on in the struggle for a new demonstration ground. After The Hague's Mayor Jozias van Aartsen instated a two-month ban against demonstrations in the previously fertile grounds of the Schilderswijk neighborhood, the battle for the Malieveld is on.
A group of residents from The Hague is organizing march in protest of the pro-ISIS demonstrations, muslim radicals and anti-Semitism in the city, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
Friends Of The Earth Netherlands (Milieudefensie) members that were arrested on Monday morning during a protest at the Microsoft Netherlands headquarters at Schiphol have been released.
Local political party Trots op Haarlem (Proud of Haarlem) is wondering why the volunteer fire response unit was not called in to help stem the blaze that ravaged a building in the Houtstraat in the center of the city on Monday afternoon.
In Den Haag, police dismantled a pro-ISIS demonstration as it attempted to disrupt a peaceful protest against ISIS in particular and terrorism in general. Six young radical Muslims were apprehended.
The asylum seekers' center in Budel, Brabant, is filling up fast. The Nassau Dietzkazerne barracks has a maximum capacity of 1200 people. At the moment, more than 1100 refugees live there, meaning the center administrators have to look for a new location to accommodate the overflow.
After a three day strike, garbage collectors of the municipal services are back to work today in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Groningen. The workers have not been collecting trash in these three big cities since Monday, in protest of stalled collective labour agreement talks.
The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise will be returned from Russia where it has been chained to the docks in Murmansk for several months. The Russian commission has conducted investigations on the vessel. The state of the ship is not clear.
Police have ended a Greenpeace action in the harbor of Ijmuiden. The environmental activists' group held the Saturn drilling rig to the pier with chains, to prevent the rig from going to the North Pole area for the Russian state company Gazprom, the NOS reports.
There is growing resistance against the manner in which the cabinet is carrying out the child pardon rule. Child ombudsman Marc Dullaert is taking a step towards the protesters, aligning himself with people's rights organizations and increasingly more mayors who are critical about the rule.
The National Meeting of Moroccans LBM in the Netherlands has condemned the protest last weekend in Deurne against the woman who shot two Moroccan men who reportedly were robbing her husband's jewelry store.
Mayor Mak of Deurne has banned demonstrations for the time being. In an emergency regulation he writes that gatherings of more than four people is no longer allowed.
Pim Fortuyn's supporters are planning to hold a large-scale demonstration on the Friday, May 2nd, when his killer, Volkert van der G. is released.
Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan has said Chinese security services caught him off guard when they erected a mobile shield that prevented their president Xi Jinping from seeing a demonstration by Amnesty International.
Another member of the PVV has left the party in protest against the words uttered by party leader Geert Wilders on election night on Wednesday.
Member of Parliament for the PVV, Roland van Vliet, is planning on removing himself from the PVV-fraction in the House of Parliament, RTL Nieuws reports.
Police have arrested two people in Groningen on Sunday at the gas site in Wildervank for destruction to property earlier in the day at another gas location in Oude Pekela.
World-renowned graffiti artist Banksy made a special installation calling attention to the Syrian Crisis, which was projected onto the Rijksmuseum on Thursday. At the same time, the piece was also projected onto the Eiffel Tower, the Sydney Opera House and Red Square in Moscow.
Angry students from the Earth- and Life Sciences faculty at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam staged a noise protest at their faculty on Wednesday morning.
The protest comes from the student group Actiegroep Titanic, who are opposing austerity plans from the directors of the university. They are concerned about a loss of quality.