Dutch media mogul John de Mol's company Talpa made a bid for acquiring media group TMG, the parent company of Dutch newspapers De Telegraaf and Metro, among others. The offer price is 5.90 euros per share, Talpa announced on Monday, ANP reports.
A anti-asylum seeker headline in Dutch newspaper the Telegraaf on Saturday led to a campaign calling on businesses to pull their advertisements from the "xenophobic" newspaper.
The headline in Dutch read: "Kanslose aslieplaag ongehinderd verder". Translated to English, it reads: "Prospectless asylum plague continues without hindrance".
The Telegraaf Media Group is pulling the plug on news site Spits. The website survived the free Spits newspaper for slightly more than a year - the free newspaper was disappeared in October last year.
The Telegraaf Media Group's revenue continues to decline. The parent company of, among others, De Telegraaf and Metro saw a decline in operational profits of 19 million euros in the first half of the year. This is according to the half-year results that the company released on Friday. The group also announced the appointment of political commentator Paul Jansen as chief editor, starting on September 1st.
Due to electricity and gas prices dropping 10 to 20 percent, Dutch homes may soon see a decrease in their energy bills of between 66 and 132 euros per year
The 50-year-old stuntman Mario D., who drove the monster truck in Haaksbergen involved in the tragic accident, has broken his silence for the first time. In a statement, he, his wife and children want to offer their sympathy to the victims, De Telegraaf reports.
Participants at a demonstration against Islamic terrorist organization IS in The Hague's Schilderswijk were arrested while the Mobile Unit was forced to take action as some were throwing rocks around in the street, the NRC reports.
A briefcase containing €175,000 was lost by the police in an undercover operation. Despite the briefcase having been fitted out with a tracking device, the money was still lost, the Telegraaf reports.
Free newspaper Spits will end its publishing run in October, its parent company Telegraaf Media Groep (TMG) announced today. The company plans to merge Spits with Metro, another free Monday-Friday paper owned by the company.
The Cabinet, due to a new accounting calculation method that increases the scope of the economy, is going to spend €500 million on development aid this year.
Waylon, of The Common Linnets, has been absent at scheduled performances for weeks now. It is unclear why, but he wishes not to react "to everything that is now happening", his management announces.
The Jewish community's lobbying group, CIDI, is critical of PVV-leader Geert Wilders, saying that he is doing what he insisted he never would, to be in the same boat as right wing extremist groups in the run-up to the European Parliamentary elections later this month.
The Dutch people who were kidnapped in Nigeria have a ransom price of €10 million in cash on their heads. Nigerian police report that all three hostages are still alive, according to RTL Nieuws.
While he is presenting his biography at the American Hotel, debt collectors will be using the opportunity to hand Badr Hari an envelope with an official demand for €5800 in unpaid traffic fines, de Telegraaf reports.
Some Ajax supporters threw fireworks from a box in the stadium during a match. These hooligans have been banned from the upcoming weekend game between Ajax and Heracles, meaning they might miss out on a champion match.
Next year, an extra €300 million will be made available for long-term care, the Telegraaf reports. After that, extra the budget will decrease over the years to about €200 million.
The cabinet will soon decide on a new system that will enforce stricter rules on pension funds next year. The new system, which is coordinated with unions, employers and 'friendly' opposition parties D66, ChristenUnie and SGP, according to De Telegraaf.
There seems to be a possible third suspect in the Duerne jewelry store Goldies heist on Friday last week. This comes from the sister of 20-year old Abdel H., one of the robbers who was shot and killed that day. She gave a statement to De Telegraaf newspaper.
The internationally sought Milutin G., from Serbia, who is wanted for war crimes committed during the Balkan War in Croatia, has been apprehended in Roosendaal, where he appears to have been living for ten years.
Geert Wilders, with his choice of words about the entire population of Morocco and their unwelcome place in The Hague, has angered many, but one politician is taking a moment to address other political parties about what the statement means for them.
The Rotterdam bookshop of the bankrupt Polare chain may survive. A group of Polare employees announced on Monday that they have managed to collect enough money to take over the shop. It will be established on the Coolsingel under its old name, Donner, the Telegraaf reports.
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While the world was in grief Friday about the passing of Nelson Mandela, a major newspaper and a politician from a major political party here have found themselves apologizing for racially insensitive public statements they made on Thursday regarding the South African leader’s death
Dutch newspaper Telegraaf reported a cyber attack on Monday morning. Its website was offline for two hours on Sunday night and for half an hour on Monday morning at 9.00am. Publisher Herman Mantel said that the investigation of the newspaper showed that a DDos-attack was the cause.