At 5:00 p.m. this afternoon it will be exactly 40 years since the worst airplane disaster to date happened on the Spanish island of Tenerife. On 27 March 1977 a KLM Boeing 747 collided on the runway at full speed with a PanAm Boeing. 583 people were killed in the crash, including everyone on the KLM flight, NOS reports.
Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Eurogroup chairman and departing Finance Minister, is facing fire over statements made about southern European countries in an interview with the Frankfurter Allegemeine on Monday.
In the interview he said that he finds the Stability Pact, which contains the EU budget rules, very important. He praised the "northern countries" for showing "solidarity" with "crisis countries", but that comes with "responsibilities", he said. "I can't spend all my money on alcohol and women and then ask you for help", he said.
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.
The Dutch police found a woman in Spain who they believe worked as a slave in a household in the Netherlands for three years, the Telegraaf reports.
The woman comes from a very poor part of Morocco. Her father sent her to the Netherlands to work as a slave for a family that also came from Morocco, according to the newspaper. She received no wages, does not have a residency permit and was not allowed out of the house alone. The family paid her father a small amount for her work.
On Friday and Saturday the Koninklijke Marechaussee arrested seven suspects in connection with a diamond heist at Schiphol airport in 2005. The seven are suspected of involvement in the hijacking of an armored car carrying 67 million euros worth of diamonds, NOS reports.
The arrests were made in Amsterdam and Valencia, Spain. The suspects are five men and two women. All of them are Dutch.
Dutch business executive Peter Wakkie was not exactly surprised when he was arrested at Madrid airport in Spain on Monday. "I saw it coming", he said in a telephonic interview with Financieele Dagblad on Thursday. Wakkie was arrested as part of an investigation into a criminal organization, money laundering and bankruptcy fraud, a spokesperson for the Spanish police confirmed to the newspaper.
Dutch lawyer and business executive Peter Wakkie, who was arrested in Spain on Monday, was released from custody. Wakkie was arrested on Monday morning and released at 00:30 a.m. on Tuesday, after the Spanish authorities were through with questioning him, a spokesperson for the businessman in the Netherlands said to ANP after making contact with the man.
Dutch lawyer and former ABN Amro Commissioner Peter Wakkie was arrested in Spain, the local police confirmed to NOS. The arrest has to do with accusations against his business partner about paying bribes to members of the Russian government through the two's company Zed+, according to the broadcaster.
A 21-year-old kickboxer from Eindhoven was stabbed to death in a nightclub in Spain on Sunday morning. Osama Attadlaoui was attacked in the famous entertainment area in Granada in southern Spain, the Telegraaf reports.
The Spanish police arrested two men aged 22 and 21 years. They are suspected of "the killing of a Dutch man aof about twenty years old with a pointed weapon", according to the newspaper. Another man was also injured. The Spanish authorities are looking for witnesses.
The 34-year-old Dutch-Moroccan man arrested in connection with the disappearance of Dutch teens Sam Bruijs and Femke Lucas, was released on Monday, AD reports based on reports in Portuguese media.
Femka Lucas and Sam Bruijs, missing from Bergen op Zoom since Tuesday, were found in Albufeira, Portugal on Saturday. They were with a 34-year-old Dutch-Moroccan man who lives in the Portuguese city, according to local media. He was arrested.
Omroep Brabant reports that the 16-year-old girls were found thanks to a tip from another Duttch man in Albufeira. He spotted the girls with the Moroccan-Dutch man on Friday night and called the police. The Dutch Prosecutor issued an European arrest warrant for the man based on the witness' description.
The fathers of missing Dutch teens Femke Lucas and Sam Bruijs are in Spain helping the local authorties look for their daughters. There are now indications that the two 16-year-old girls are no longer in Malaga, but in Marbella, some 60 km away, Omroep Brabant reports based on information from a spokesperson for the famiies.
Two 16-year-old Dutch girls have been missing since Tuesday. The authorities believe that Femke Lucas and Sam Bruijs from Bergen op Zoom took a bus to Eindhoven Airport on Tuesday and then flew to Malaga in southern Spain. They were last seen there on surveillance camera footage, Omroep Brabant reports.
Why the two girls suddenly decided to go to Spain remains a mystery, for the police and their families. At this stage the police believe that the two aren't in any trouble, but they are taking the matter seriously.
Health and Sport minister Edith Schippers wants the management of Dutch football club PSV Eindhoven to help Spanish authorities to track down the football fans who spent time aggressively taunting people begging for change on the streets of Madrid last March. She renewed her request just 12 days before the team is set to return to the city to face Atletico Madrid on Nov. 23.
A court in Murcia, Spain sentenced two suspects in the murders of Dutch volleyball star Ingrid Visser and her Partner Louis Severein to 34 years in prison each. A third suspect was given five months in prison, the Volkskrant reports.
The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs denies that the Netherlands was negligent in the case of Romano van der Dussen, who spent 12 years in a Spanish jail for a rape he did not commit
Romano van der Dussen is suing the Spanish government for 6 million euros in compensation. The Dutch man spent 12 years, or 4,400 days, in seven different Spanish prisons on a wrongful conviction of rape
A Romanian man confessed to the murder of Dutch volley ball star Ingrid Visser and her partner Louis Severein. He is one of three main suspects in the case. "It was an accident", 62-year-old Valentin Ion said in court in the Spanish city of Murcia
The lawyers of the suspects in the murder of Dutch couple Ingrid Visser and Louis Severein were unable to reached a settlement agreement with the prosecutors, according to Spanish media. The defense wants a 20 year prison sentence for the three main suspects, while the prosecutors want 50 years for murder. No compromise could be reached
The Netherlands baseball team won the European championship for the 22nd time on Sunday by beating Spain 3-2 in the finals in Hoofddorp
The opening evening of the International Fireworks Festival Scheveningen on Friday drew over 80 thousand visitors, the organization announced. The festival kicked off by firework displays from the Netherlands and Belgium.
Dutch teenager Rick van Beijnen passed away on Monday after a quad bike accident on the Spanish island of Mallorca, a family member confirmed to Omroep Brabant.
A man and woman were arrested in Spain last week in connection with a large international investigation into child trafficking and exploitation. The investigation was launched in Amsterdam last year when the Dutch police noticed that kids were being used for pickpocketing, shoplifting and thefts in the city, the police announced on Wednesday.