The number of people that died from acute myocardium infarction - heart attacks - decreased by 7 percent in 2014. This cause of death has been steadily declining since the 70's. A total of 5.3 thousand people died of heart attacks last year, almost 400 fewer than in 2013.
Almost a quarter of the Dutch population, aged 12 years and up, registered as willing organ donors on the donor registry last year. These people gave permission for their organs or tissue to be used after death.
Schiphol expects its busiest day ever this summer. On August 2nd, the airport expects around 196 thousand departing, transferring and arriving passengers, 300 more than the busiest day at the airport last year.
While 7 out of 10 Dutch adults believe that working is a social obligation, 80 percent feel that there are more important things in life than work.
Half of the government debt is currently held by foreign parties, such as foreign pension funds, banks or central banks. In 1995 less than a quarter of the Netherlands debt was in foreign hands.
The planned sales tax increase could have an impact on inflation. If the value added tax is indeed increased from 6 percent to 21 percent, inflation could increase by up to 0.9 percent.
The cabinet has set another 200 million euros aside for an European additional tax, according to a letter sent to the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament.
The Dutch economy grew by 0.6 percent in the first quarter of this year compared to the last quarter of 2014. This is according to the second calculation of economic growth by Statistics Netherlands.
The increase in employment between March and May is almost entirely due to a rising number of women in the workforce, reports Statistics Netherlands (CBS). The number of working men remained stable during the period.
The mood among consumers improved significantly in June compared to the previous month. Consumer confidence rose by four percentage points and is now at six percent, reports Statistics Netherlands (CBS). This is the highest level seen in the Netherlands since 2007.
The volume of retail trade was 1.5 percent higher compared to a year before, according to Statistics Netherlands (CBS). This is the fifth consecutive month demonstrating growth in the volume of sale, with turnover showing an increase in both food and non-food industries.
Children adopted from China do better in school than non adopted children. At the age of 15, 30 percent of Chinese-adopted kids are enrolled in a top secondary school, compared to 21 percent of their non-adopted peers.
The hospitality industry showed a slight increase in turnover in the first quarter this year. But despite this, pubs seem to be selling fewer drinks.
The Netherlands is the first and only country to pay the additional tax owed to the European Union, reports Telegraaf. Other states that have to pay extra, according to newer calculations, are Bulgaria, France, Italy, Cyprus, Malta, Slovenia and United Kingdom.
Consumers spent 1.9 percent more on goods and services in March than a year earlier, according to figures from Statistics Netherlands (CBS). In general, they spent more on gas, household appliances and home furnishings.
The majority of the Dutch population say they are satisfied with their lives. Even though two-thirds of the population are satisfied with their earnings or savings, six out of ten still worry about their personal financial future, according to Statistics Netherlands' (CBS) research published on Thursday.
The number of people in employment in February-April increased by an average of two thousand a month, according to Statistics Netherlands (CBS). Growth in employment was most noticeable among the youth and those aged 45 and above.
The figures for shoplifting in 2014 remained practically unchanged compared to a year earlier. Crime figures from Statistics Netherlands show that shoplifting is still a major problem in the Netherlands even as overall crime figures showed a sharp drop last year.
The Netherlands contributed 8.1 percent more CO2 emissions in the first quarter of 2015 than a year before, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reported on Wednesday. Dutch energy companies produced delivered more energy than a year before due to increased demand from abroad, which lead to much of the emissions increase.
The recovery of the labor market in the Netherlands is slowing down as compared to last year, figures published by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) show. The number of jobs increased, on balance, by six thousand to 9.8 million. In the last quarter of 2014, 40 thousand new jobs were created.
The Dutch economy grew for the fourth consecutive quarter, as the figures for the first quarter published by Statistics Netherlands show. The growth amounted to 0.4 percent as compared to the last quarter of 2014. Compared to one year before, the size of taThe Dutch economy grew for the fourth consecutive quarter, as the figures for the first quarter published by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) show. The growth amounted to 0.4 percent as compared to the last quarter of 2014. Compared to one year before, the size of the Dutch economy increased by 2.4 percent.he Dutch economy increased by 2.4%.
Somalis in the Netherlands often struggle financially. Only about one in five Somali Dutch have work and about half of them are living on benefits. The Somalis is by far the population in the Netherlands with the most problems in the labor market.
Inflation in April rose mainly due to increase in phone prices, reports Statistics Netherlands (CBS). There are now more new models that are sold at higher prices than their predecessors. The developments in food prices are also affecting the level of inflation.
Many Dutch people are making full use of the free movement of persons in Europe. In early 2011 almost half a million Dutch people were living in other European countries.