The Dutch food and consumer product safety authority NVWA imposed fines on Japan Tobacco International (JTI) for making exclusivity agreements with Dutch student associations, a spokesperson for the NVWA confirmed to news wire ANP.
The HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht and Utrecht University decided to suspend their contributions to female student association UVSV in response to a number of incidents during hazing, NU.nl reports.
Groningen student Wouter B., 24, was sentenced to 240 hours of community service for inflicting serious injury on an aspiring member to student association Vindicat by standing on his head during hazing. He was also given a 31 day prison sentence, 30 of which conditionally suspended, and must pay 5,066 euros in compensation to the victim, RTL Nieuws reports.
The Public Prosecutor demanded 180 hours of community service and a 90 days suspended prison sentence.
The management of Groningen student association Vindicat denies all reports that its members destroyed the Sushi Mall restaurant in Groningen when a party with a few hundred students got out of hand last week. According to the management, there is "no damage", NU.nl reports.
Witnesses told city blog Sikkom that Vindicat students pushed and mocked the staff, threw glasses, kicked a hole into the bathroom door and peed on the walls.
A few hundred members of Groningen student association Vindicat vandalized, looted and harassed the staff of a sushi restaurant in the city last week, AD reports.
A 47-year-old man from Amsterdam also fell victim to assault by members of Amsterdam student association A.S.C./A.V.S.V., the victim told AT5 following reports of another victim being assaulted during hazing. The police dropped the case due to lack of evidence, but victim Jan wants justice, the Amsterdam broadcaster reports.
The Public Prosecutor in Amsterdam is investigating a student being assaulted during hazing at the Amsterdam student association A.S.C./A.V.S.V., a spokesperson for the Amsterdam prosecution office confirmed to NRC. The aspiring Atomos member was left with several injuries, including a lost tooth.
The four Technical Universities in the Netherlands needs more money to cope with the influx of students, student organizations at the four universities and intercity student association ISO wrote in an open letter to the responsible ministers, NOS reports.
The letter is addressed to Ministers Jet Bussemaker of Education and Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs, as well as State Secretary Martijn van Dam of Economic Affairs. The Netherlands' four Technical Universities are located in Eindhoven, Delft, Wageningen and Enschede.
A student who sustained a brain injury during hazing at the Groningen student association Vindicat decided to file charges against the association, the Public Prosecutor announced, RTL Nieuws reports.
The young man sustained a cerebral edema when another student stood on his head.
According to the Prosecutor, the investigation into the incident is still ongoing. A spokesperson could not yet say whether it will end up being a criminal case.
A member of Groningen student union Vindicat shot at the Vindicat house with an air rifle on Monday. The association advised the residents of the house to report it to the police. The board will also take internal measures
Dutch students associations will not be added to the list of cultural heritage for the time being, Ineke Strouken said on Friday. She is director of the Center for Popular Culture and Intangible Heritage.