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.
Authorities in the Netherlands visited the home of the 32-year-old Hague resident arrested as a suspect involved in the Tuesday morning fire at the British Embassy, police spokesman Loek Houtepen told NL Times. His house was searched for evidence related to the fire, but police would not reveal what, if anything, was removed.
According to Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs, there has been "important progress" and a "good result" from the negotiations on the Iranian nuclear program between Iran, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, Russia, China and the European Union.
Two Albanian refugees died after jumping off a passenger ferry into the North Sea and trying to swim back to the UK shore on February 26th last year, The Guardian reports based on a British inquest. Artur Doda (24) and Leonard Isufaj (27) had been deported from Essex in Britain and were on their way to the Netherlands. An eyewitness saw the two jumping overboard an hour into the journey.
The United Kingdom's largest commercial broadcaster ITV is in the process of acquiring Dutch media company Talpa Media for as much as 1.1 billion euros, Bloomberg reports.
The Netherlands was one of four European Union countries to take part in a joint international operation led by Europol's European Cyber (EC3) investigated the Rammit botnet responsible for infecting 3.2 million computers worldwide, says Europol.
Dutch exports of organic agricultural products rose to 928 million euros in 2014. That is an increase of 11 percent compared to 2013. State Secretary Dijksma of Economic Affairs presented the figures today.
Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb again repeated his call for religious extremists in the Netherlands to "fuck off," while speaking at a service in a mosque. The mayor visited the Essalam Mosque Saturday night and made his remarks in front of 250 people gathered there.
The livelihood of Amsterdam Fashion Week (AFW) is under serious threat, after the city's municipality expressed a reluctance to subsidize the event. As foreign competitors steal more of Dutch talent and audiences, the event's organizer Bart Maussen is contemplating his next move. In an interview with Quote magazine, he revealed that unless more support is provided by the municipality, it is the end of this event in Amsterdam.
Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb ruffled feathers when he suggested that Muslims who "do not like it here because humorists you do not like make a newspaper, may I then say you can fuck off.” London mayor Boris Johnson was not amongst those offended.
A new threat issued by a group claiming affiliation with ISIS names Amsterdam amongst several potential high-profile targets. Titled “Lone Wolves”, the Arabic-language piece seems to promote the use of dirty bombs with the statement, “You will feel it when Cesium-131 spreads down the streets and train stations of Russia, Boston, Dallas, Virginia and Amsterdam.”
Dutch drug manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies started testing an Ebola vaccine on humans this week. The Johnson & Johnson subsidiary produced 400,000 doses of the vaccine for large-scale clinical trials that could launch by April, the firm said in a statement.
Citizens of the Netherlands have to deal with the most online banking failures in the world. Customers of ING suffered most often from a failure in the last year.
In 2013 Dutch people each spent just over 95 euro on candy per person. More than half of this money was spent on chocolate.
The bodies of two British men were found in a hotel room in Amsterdam-Zuid on Tuesday. The cause of death for the two men was probably sniffing white heroin, which was presumably sold to them as cocaine.
Swans, geese and gulls are being caught to check if they are carriers of avian influenza. Stat Secretary Sharon Dijksma of Economic Affairs announced this precautionary measure in a letter to parliament on the progress of tackling bird flu.
De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) has adjusted its location policy for the gold reserve. The DNB announced today that it shifted some of the gold from the United States to the Netherlands in order to achieve a more balanced distribution over different locations.
Arresting terrorists and bringing them to justice is the only measure that works against all kinds of threats.
The Dutch tax rules are attractive to large multinationals. The same is true for countries such as the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Luxembourg.
Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte travelled to Australia Thursday after meeting with his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak in Kuala Lumpur. He is meeting with Australian PM Tony Abbott. Discussions with both leading politicians are focused on the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which departed Amsterdam en route to Malaysia, but met with catastrophe in the skies over eastern Ukraine. Dutch casualties neared 200 in the July incident, and significant numbers of Malaysians and Australians were also on the flight that left 296 dead.
According to Peter-Hein van Mulligen, chief economist of Statistics Netherlands, the figures underlying the additional tax the Netherlands received from the European Union last week, are correct.
The VVD and CDA want clarification from the Cabinet on the surcharge for the European Commission this year. According to the British newspaper Financial Times, it is an amount of 642 million euro.
Amnesty International has asked the Netherlands to stop the return of Somali refugees.