Volkskrant

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Dec 22 '16 12:30

Doctors and medical specialists in the Netherlands more often prescribe more expensive drugs if the drugs are from the pharmaceutical company that pays their sponsorship money, according to a study done by the Volkskrant and health insurer VGZ. 

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Sep 15 '16 09:17

A Dutch court ordered newspaper De Volkskrant to pay Mohammed Rashid 1,500 euros in compensation. Rashid filed a lawsuit against the Volkskrant after his photo appeared on the newspaper's front page without his permission. The Volkskrant is appealing against the ruling

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Aug 19 '16 12:40

Dutch Muslim Mohammed Rashid was shocked to wake up on Tuesday morning and find a photo of himself on the front page of the Volkskrant. The photo clearly shows his face, sitting in his car and talking to an officer while an armed soldier stands in the background. The (translated) headline reads: "Is Schiphol still safe?".

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Feb 9 '16 07:51

Three Dutch news agencies are taking the Ministry of Security and Justice to court, demanding that the government release more information about the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster. On Tuesday the Administrative Court in Utrecht will address arguments in the case, jointly filed by the Volkskrant newspaper, and broadcasters NOS and RTL Nieuws.

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Oct 29 '15 08:33

Philippe Remarqu, chief editor of Dutch newspaper the Volkskrant, has published a letter on the newspaper's website in which he apologizes for plagiarism committed by one of their young interns. "This is an unacceptable mistake. I offer our apologies to the readers, like the authors and media whose work was abused", he writes.

Jan 21 '15 17:59

Dutch intelligence services AIVD and MIVD walk on the leash of USA's National Security Agency (NSA) and are "extremely docile" and seen as "subordinates", says former NSA and CIA employee Edward Snowden in an interview to Volkskrant and Nieuwsuur.

Jan 12 '15 15:18

Two exhibition matches of Dutch football teams last week in Spain might have been fixed games, according to the analyses of a gambling expert and the International Center for Sport Security (ICSS). Most likely the teams, ADO Den Hague and SC Heerenveen, were not aware of the score manipulation, the analysts state.

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Oct 14 '14 09:50

The morning newspapers were not kind to the Dutch team after the 2-0 defeat in Reykjavik on Tuesday.

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Sep 5 '14 14:14

The Association of Insurers has warned consumers that homeowners who rent out their homes through popular sites like Airbnb and Wimdu are often not insured against fire, damage or injury to their guests. Standard home insurance policies do not provide coverage for temporary rentals.

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Aug 19 '14 14:26

Users of the Volkskrant newspaper's mobile application were shocked to see an article reporting the death of football legend Johan Cruijff on Tuesday.

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Jul 29 '14 15:10

The Rabobank says that fitness centers in The Netherlands are looking at losses now that the consumer is more hesitant to spend money on luxury items. After years of explosive growth, half of the roughly 1,650 fitness centers in The Netherlands are in trouble, de Volkskrant reports.

Greenpeace
Jul 23 '14 09:47

More than 40 staff members and campaign leaders from Greenpeace Netherlands are still demanding that international program director Pascal Husting be dismissed. Husting came under fire last month for his choice to fly between his home in Luxembourg and his workplace in Amsterdam, the Volkskrant reports.

May 9 '14 11:11

Workers across the European Union should no longer be exploited, and should be properly paid for honest work. This comes from Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher in an opinion piece for the Volkskrant.

FC Twente
Apr 30 '14 15:03

Raising salaries and buying expensive players has landed football club FC Twente in deep financial problems. The club, from president Joop Munsterman, is thought to be barreling down to category 1 at the license commission for the KNVB.

Mark Rutte
Apr 30 '14 09:11

In a talk with EU-president Herman van Rompuy in 2012, Prime Minister Mark Rutte threatened to step out of the Euro if he kept his plans for the Eurozone. Van Rompuy and several other associated persons said this in de Volkskrant on Wednesday. In the paper, Rutte himself says that a Euro exit was never on the table.

Geert Wilders
Apr 28 '14 12:13

Geert Wilders claims that it is "regular" practice, and "a formality" to fine co-workers of the PVV €25,000 for outing any information about the party.

Apr 23 '14 07:49

Stephan Jansen, State Member for the PVV in South-Holland is leaving the party.

Joram van Klaveren
Apr 15 '14 14:02

Joram van Klaveren, an ex-MP for the PVV who left at the end of March, did so due to the social pressure that arose after party-leader Geert Wilders' anti-Moroccan speech became too much for him, the Volkskrant reports.

Apr 14 '14 09:40

The Dutch State has to pay Andy Melaan $1.3 million (around €930,000) because he was wrongly imprisoned for eight years on Bonaire. It is the highest payout of damages for a miscarriage of justice to date, the Volkskrant reports.

Apr 9 '14 13:16

Minister Ivo Opstelten claims not to know the exact amount that was transfered to drug baron Cees H. in a deal with the Public Prosecution Authority.

Apr 4 '14 13:43

Minister Opstelten insists he told Parliament the correct information about the amount of money implicated in the deal between Fred Teeven and drugs baron Cees H.

Apr 4 '14 09:42

Minister of Justice, Ivo Opstelten, has been criticized for not informing Parliament about the whitewashing scandal involving Fred Teeven closing a deal in 2000 with drugs baron Cees H.

Mar 28 '14 09:39

If the cabinet transfers youth care, elderly care and young handicapped benefits (Wajong) to municipalities next year, then those municipalities which have the biggest financial problems will have the most work to do.

Vaccine
Mar 17 '14 12:38

Parent association Boink thinks that children should be turned away from daycares if their parents make the conscious choice not to vaccinate them against illnesses such as measles.

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