Romania

Jul 31 '17 13:00

The total population of the Netherlands increased by 35 thousand people in the first half of this year, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Monday. Like last year, immigration is still the driving force behind the population growth in the Netherlands.

During the first six months of this year about 100 thousand immigrants settled in the Netherlands, about the same as in the same period in 2016. A total of 69 thousand people emigrated away from the Netherlands. The migration balance is therefore 31 thousand, approximately the same as a year ago. 

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Jul 31 '17 09:37

After over two years of investigation, the Dutch police arrested a group of Romanians suspected of stealing the cargo of at least 17 trucks while the trucks were on the move. The robberies started in early 2015. A number of arrests were made over the weekend, AD reports.

The gang drove a car up behind the moving truck. Thieves then got onto the hood of the moving car, forced the truck's cargo area open and threw the items in there into their own car. Other following cars kept traffic at a distance. The thieves mostly targeted trucks carrying expensive electronics.

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Jul 14 '17 16:25

A former member of motorcycle gang No Surrender was sentenced to 18 years in prison for murdering fellow gang member two years ago. The court considered it proven that Sooi de C. shot and killed 27-year-old Van Houten at a campsite in Molenschot, Noord-Brabant, NOS reports.

Migrant workers
Feb 3 '17 11:55

An increasing number of Bulgarians and Romanians are working in the Netherlands, according to Statistic Netherlands on Friday. The number of Bulgarian workers increased from 3 thousand in 2013 to 8 thousand in 2015, and the number of Romanian workers from 6 thousand to 13 thousand.

Most of the Netherlands' migrant workers stillcome from Poland, according to the statistics office. There are currently 205 Polish people living in the Netherlands, 156 thousand of whom have a job or their own business. 

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Nov 8 '16 16:20

Romania etradited former No Surrender member Sooi de C. to the Netherlands. He was taken into Dutch custody on Tuesday and will be arrainged later this week, the police and Public Prosecutor confirmed to ANP.

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Mar 1 '16 11:47

Some 200 people, including 50 Dutch, were arrested last week in a massive European investigation into so-called money mules - people who make their bank accounts available for criminals to hide their money in

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Jan 4 '16 09:40

KLM flight KL835 from Amsterdam to Singapore made an emergency landing in Bucharest, Romania late on Sunday night after a young child fell ill on the plane. According to Theo Nabuurs, who was on board, the child had a heart attack. He calls the pilot "a hero" on Twitter, saying that his actions saved a life.

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Dec 8 '15 09:03

Prime Minister Mark Rutte wants to impose financial penalty on the Eastern European EU member states which are frustrating the equal redistribution of asylum seekers across the European Union

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Oct 23 '15 18:00

Police in Rotterdam arrested five men after a search of a residence on Tuesday turned up a Kalashnikov rifle and a heavy-caliber handgun. Investigators were acting on a tip when they raided the home, and were surprised to find a significant number of bank card skimming devices, along with gloves and tie-rips, the police said in a statement.

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Aug 7 '15 15:06

In the draw for the Europa League play-offs Ajax drew Czech football club Jablonec. AZ will be facing off against football club Atra from Romania

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Jul 29 '15 12:57

A 39 year old Romanian man was arrested at Eindhoven Airport on Monday afternoon. He was carrying 39 cell phones, believed to have been stolen at the Tommorowland festival in Belgium.

Jul 29 '15 11:45

A ruling made in a small trial in the court in Breda a few weeks ago, may have far reaching consequences for the state treasury. The court ruled that the owner of a house who had two undocumented Romanian workers pain the house in Roosendaal in 2013, does not have to pay the 9 thousand euro fine imposed on him

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Jan 29 '15 14:10

According to Statistics Netherlands, the number of Bulgarians and Romanians who have come to the Netherlands to work since the need for a permit was abolished on January 1st last year, is very small when compared to the many thousands of Poles who come to the country every year.

Jan 2 '15 13:28

The expected influx of Eastern Europeans to the Netherlands in 2014 failed to materialize, Trouw reported on Wednesday.

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Dec 2 '14 11:26

The Public Prosecutor demanded a prison sentence for a 32 year old man and 26 year old woman from Doetinchem in the court in Arnhem today. The two suspects are suspected of human trafficking.

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Nov 4 '14 10:50

According to a police report, the police are on the track of a new form of passport fraud by Eastern Europeans.

Truck
May 15 '14 11:43

Professional gangs are reportedly siphoning large amounts of diesel from trucks. It is estimated that there are hundreds of cases, where some ten thousand liters of diesel have been stolen, the Telegraaf reports.

Human trafficking
Mar 12 '14 12:42

Anti-human trafficking groups will spend the next three years tackling occurrences such as exploitation at work and hazards in the world of prostitution, according to an announcement by minister Ivo Opstelten (Security and Justice).

Jan 28 '14 10:21

The opening of the Dutch labour market to Romanian and Bulgarian jobseekers has received attention due to concerns about the state of European labour migration, but also due to employment chances in the Netherlands left unexploited, the WRR claims.

Jan 1 '14 09:57

Starting New Year's Day 2014, Romanian and Bulgarian people have free movement throughout the European Union, and tens of thousands of people could move to the Netherlands. The vast majority of Dutch people believes that too many migrants from Eastern Europe have settled in the Netherlands, and they create problems for local residents.

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Dec 31 '13 12:09

The round-up of some of this year’s most noteworthy events and news stories.

Dec 20 '13 14:52

Immigrants from fellow EU countries will as of next year be presented with a "participation declaration" upon their registration in the Netherlands.

Dec 13 '13 14:22

PVV leader Geert Wilders wants to bring down the European Union, has dubbed Islam an "inferior culture" and said that future Eastern European migrants should stay home.

Nov 26 '13 17:24

One of the two Romanians who was convicted Tuesday for his part in the robbery of the Rotterdam Kunsthal, is going to appeal his sentence, according to his lawyer, Vasii.

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