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DutchNews.nl
Local councils sabotage freebie marriage ceremony: Volkskranttaking advantage of the right to a free wedding ceremony and some are trying to
DutchNews.nl / Posted an hour ago
taking advantage of the right to a free wedding ceremony and some are trying to make it as unappealing as possible, the Volkskrant reported. The paper, which made an inventory of the conditions surrounding a freebie civil ceremony at more than... Read more
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DutchNews.nl
Cabinet cracks down on 'mobile phone drivers'be the increase in traffic, Patrick Rugebrecht of the foundation for scientific
DutchNews.nl / Posted 4 days ago
be the increase in traffic, Patrick Rugebrecht of the foundation for scientific research into traffic safety SWOV, told the Volkskrant. But, said Rugebrecht, there are enough reasons to assume that mobile phone use plays a role in the rise in... Read more
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DutchNews.nl
The new coalition loves him, so just who is the 'normal, ordinary Dutchman'?Rutte had talked about all citizens, just: everyone,’ 18 year-old journalism st
DutchNews.nl / Posted 5 days ago
Rutte had talked about all citizens, just: everyone,’ 18 year-old journalism student Nina Stefanowski told the paper The Volkskrant thinks Rutte means the NOD to represent ‘families with children on middle incomes’. This prompted a number of its... Read more
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DutchNews.nl
First hydrogen-powered train set for northern Netherlands in 2018with a hydrogen-powered train in northern Germany. Once this train, called the
DutchNews.nl / Posted 5 days ago
with a hydrogen-powered train in northern Germany. Once this train, called the Coradia iLint, has been given full safety clearance, it will also be able to travel on the Dutch rail network and the trials can take place, the Vo... Read more
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DutchNews.nl
Dutch food safety board 'clarifies' vegetarian butcher warninghas told meat replacement maker Vegetarische Slager that is does not have to ch
DutchNews.nl / Posted 5 days ago
has told meat replacement maker Vegetarische Slager that is does not have to change its labeling after all. Last week the Volkskrant reported that the Vegetarische Slager (vegetarian butcher) had been told that items such as Visvrije tonyn... Read more
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DutchNews.nl
The new Dutch coalition is a marriage of convenience, say the leader writersNothing spectacular but hopefully effective.’ Raoul de Pre and Robert Giebels
DutchNews.nl / Posted 6 days ago
Nothing spectacular but hopefully effective.’ Raoul de Pre and Robert Giebels point out in their analysis in the Volkskrant that Rutte’s ‘normal, ordinary Dutchman’ is someone with a job that pays a decent salary and a... Read more
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Reuters
Netherlands' Dijsselbloem to leave Dutch politicspolitics when a new government takes office in approximately two weeks, a Dutch
Reuters / Posted 6 days ago
politics when a new government takes office in approximately two weeks, a Dutch newspaper reported on Wednesday. De Volkskrant newpaper, with historic ties to Dijsselbloem’s Labour party, said it had viewed a letter the politician sent to... Read more
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DutchNews.nl
Parties agree with coalition plans: new Dutch government a step nearerleader might not have the authority to control potential dissidents. The motto
DutchNews.nl / Posted 7 days ago
leader might not have the authority to control potential dissidents. The motto of the new government is ‘Trust in the future’, but the architects of Rutte III do not have that much trust in their own parties,’ the Volkskrant said in its a... Read more
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DutchNews.nl
King, PM pay tribute to Amsterdam's mayor Eberhard van der Laanfar too much but ‘if he was on your side he would go through hell and high wate
DutchNews.nl / Posted 10 days ago
far too much but ‘if he was on your side he would go through hell and high water for you’, the paper sums him up. The Volkskrant commemorates a hard-working mayor, whose love of the city prompted him to stay in the saddle ‘perhaps for longer... Read more
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Aljazeera
Amsterdam's Eberhard van der Laan dies of lung cancerwas given a 7.7 score on his job performance in 2015, a particularly high score
Aljazeera / Posted 11 days ago
was given a 7.7 score on his job performance in 2015, a particularly high score, according to daily newspaper De Volkskrant. This summer, Van der Laan, 62, appeared in a wide-ranging TV interview that drew over a million viewers, who... Read more
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DutchNews.nl
More coalition leaks: mortgage tax relief, child amnesty, refugeesor being given extra help in paying rent and health insurance for their first t
DutchNews.nl / Posted 11 days ago
or being given extra help in paying rent and health insurance for their first two years in the Netherlands, according to Volkskrant sources. Instead, local councils will be responsible for paying for refugee’s housing and health insurance... Read more
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DutchNews.nl
Pile in, kids: Amsterdam gets electric family car sharingbetter battery than earlier electric car models. In an initial phase, 100 cars
DutchNews.nl / Posted 12 days ago
better battery than earlier electric car models. In an initial phase, 100 cars will be put on the streets, Meijer told the Volkskrant. ‘We will learn, and look at the business case.’ Car sharing firms such as Snappcar and Zipcar believe that in... Read more
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DutchNews.nl
New Dutch coalition partners put finishing touches to planstouches are now being put to the new government’s plans and the proposals are b
DutchNews.nl / Posted 12 days ago
touches are now being put to the new government’s plans and the proposals are being ‘translated’ into ‘readable texts’, the Volkskrant said on Thursday. Agreement has now been reached on stimulating small firms to take on staff, which involves... Read more
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DutchNews.nl
Increase in police trainees from ethnic minoritiestrainees at the national police academy this year. Peter Slort, head of divers
DutchNews.nl / Posted 13 days ago
trainees at the national police academy this year. Peter Slort, head of diversity for the Dutch national police, told the Volkskrant that he attributed the increase to targeted recruitment campaigns. Social media, where they are ‘very present’... Read more
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DutchNews.nl
Non, non, non! Louvre rejects sexually explicit Dutch art sculpturewhich depicts an abstract person apparently having sex with an animal, was made
DutchNews.nl / Posted 13 days ago
which depicts an abstract person apparently having sex with an animal, was made by Atelier Van Lieshout, reports the Volkskrant. It was due to have been displayed in the Tuileries Gardens of the museum from 19th October as part of a four-day... Read more
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DutchNews.nl
Dutch meat replacement firm told to change 'misleading' nameshas told a company making meat replacements that it must change the misleading
DutchNews.nl / Posted 14 days ago
has told a company making meat replacements that it must change the misleading names of a large number of its products, the Volkskrant said on Tuesday. The Vegetarische Slager (vegetarian butcher) has been told that items such as Visvrije tonyn... Read more
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DutchNews.nl
FBI cold case expert aims to solve Anne Frank betrayal mysterycold case techniques and supported by artificial intelligence,’ the investigati
DutchNews.nl / Posted 16 days ago
cold case techniques and supported by artificial intelligence,’ the investigation website states. Pankoke, 59, told the Volkskrant in an interview he had been inspired to solve the mystery after being told about it by a Dutch police officer... Read more
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DutchNews.nl
Justice department wants to ban motorcycle club Satudarahfollowing the arrest of three gang leaders for extortion, the possession of ill
DutchNews.nl / Posted 19 days ago
following the arrest of three gang leaders for extortion, the possession of illegal weapons and drug trafficking, the Volkskrant reports. Officials have already made a series of unsuccessful attempts to ban motorcycle gang Hells Angels and... Read more
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DutchNews.nl
Women with flexible jobs less likely to be mothers: CBSflexible jobs is increasing, while the birth rate has dropped in the past decad
DutchNews.nl / Posted 20 days ago
flexible jobs is increasing, while the birth rate has dropped in the past decade, and the study says that policy makers will have to respond to the implications of this. Uncertain income, reports the Volkskrant, could lead to putting off ch... Read more
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DutchNews.nl
Waiting times for abortion increase at Casa clinicsin the Netherlands had been carried out at the organisation’s clinics. Chairma
DutchNews.nl / Posted 21 days ago
in the Netherlands had been carried out at the organisation’s clinics. Chairman of the board Ron Leenders told the Volkskrant they are working on overcoming staff shortages: ‘It won’t be until halfway through 2018 that the clinics in... Read more
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DutchNews.nl
'A political earth tremor': Dutch media on Germany's electionsthe AfD looks certain to be shunned by the other parties when talks to form a c
DutchNews.nl / Posted 22 days ago
the AfD looks certain to be shunned by the other parties when talks to form a coalition begin. Sheila Sitsaling, in De Volkskrant, wrote: ‘Germany has become a bit more Dutch: less centre, more fringe, social-democracy on the wane, the... Read more
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DutchNews.nl
Pension funds protest at fees to use government digital communicationsservice Berichtenbox and the Digid digital signature system are to start chargi
DutchNews.nl / Posted 22 days ago
service Berichtenbox and the Digid digital signature system are to start charging pension funds to use their services, the Volkskrant said on Monday. The pension fund federation has now written to the official in charge of developing digital... Read more
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DutchNews.nl
Dutch housing corporations launch 'Tinder' for swapping homesmay be increased for a new contract. Project leader Pieter Schipper, who works
DutchNews.nl / Posted 22 days ago
may be increased for a new contract. Project leader Pieter Schipper, who works for housing corporation Ymere, told the Volkskrant that he hopes ‘people like finding out what their rental home is worth on the market for home exchanges.’ ‘It... Read more
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DutchNews.nl
Documentary fails to clarify what makes Wilders tick, say Dutch papersthem of poisoning wells. ‘I saw hate in his eyes’, Wilders says. ‘How can a boy
DutchNews.nl / Posted 25 days ago
them of poisoning wells. ‘I saw hate in his eyes’, Wilders says. ‘How can a boy that age have so much hate in him?’. Volkskrant critic Haro Kraak thinks Morse ‘milked’ his unique access to Wilders but failed to make good use of it. ‘Viewers... Read more
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DutchNews.nl
Funeral insurer charges families extra fees despite court ruling: Volkskrantis continuing to charge grieving families extra fees to carry out funerals even
DutchNews.nl / Posted 25 days ago
is continuing to charge grieving families extra fees to carry out funerals even though this was ruled illegal in 2014, the Volkskrant said on Friday. The extra charge affects 60,000 people who paid for a policy which specified which services would... Read more
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DutchNews.nl
Dutch social workers take terminally-ill Afghan refugee, 10, into careAfghan boy has been removed from his parents’ care at a refugee centre in Emmen
DutchNews.nl / Posted 26 days ago
Afghan boy has been removed from his parents’ care at a refugee centre in Emmen and put under social work supervision, the Volkskrant said on Thursday. Amir, who is 10, suffers from an incurable metabolic disease and is mentally handicapped. He... Read more
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DutchNews.nl
Dutch Muslims don't feel as 'at home' as other EU Muslimsopen to extremism. But there is a danger they no longer feel part of society,’
DutchNews.nl / Posted 26 days ago
open to extremism. But there is a danger they no longer feel part of society,’ FRA spokesman Friso Roscam Abbing told the Volkskrant. According to Roscam Abbing, the fact that the survey took place between October 2015 and July 2016, at a time... Read more
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International Business Times
'There are 35 public loos for men, 2 for women': Dutch woman slams public urination fine as 'sexist' Nood, translated as 'Desperate Need.' A total of 204 are urinals, which cannot
International Business Times / Posted 27 days ago
Nood, translated as 'Desperate Need.' A total of 204 are urinals, which cannot be used by women, according to newspaper De Volkskrant. Peter Paul Ekker, a spokesman for Amsterdam's deputy mayor, told the BBC that there is no policy on the number... Read more
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DutchNews.nl
Hema (and Haara): retailer launches gender neutral children’s clothesforever. ‘We are seeing a growing demand for tougher girlswear,’ Trevor Perren
DutchNews.nl / Posted 27 days ago
forever. ‘We are seeing a growing demand for tougher girlswear,’ Trevor Perren, director of apparel at HEMA, told the Volkskrant. ‘You will still see pink dresses at Hema. But we will add tougher girlswear too.’ Israeli neuroscientist Daphna... Read more
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Aljazeera
Amsterdam mayor steps down over lung cancer battlewas given a 7.7 score on his job performance in 2015, a particularly high score
Aljazeera / Posted 28 days ago
was given a 7.7 score on his job performance in 2015, a particularly high score, according to daily newspaper De Volkskrant. On Facebook, people called for a public round of applause at his mayoral residence on Wednesday. This summer,... Read more
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DutchNews.nl
Meet Van Gogh Experience leaves museum out of pocketsevere cutbacks to the culture budget and the presentation was thought to be a
DutchNews.nl / Posted 1 months ago
severe cutbacks to the culture budget and the presentation was thought to be a lucrative alternative source of income, the Volkskrant writes. However, the presentation of the ‘Meet Van Gogh Experience’ in Beijing, which lasted for two months and... Read more
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DutchNews.nl
Heavy industry greenhouse gas emissions scarcely dropped in 12 yearsproduction in the chemical industry. But even this level is, in fact, higher t
DutchNews.nl / Posted 1 months ago
production in the chemical industry. But even this level is, in fact, higher than such pollution in 2012, reports the Volkskrant, which attributes the rise to the opening of coal plants resulting in CO2 emissions. Kornelis Blok, professor of... Read more
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DutchNews.nl
Report claims ethnic minority police officers are more vulnerable to corruptionwith an ethnic minority background are more likely to involved in bribery and c
DutchNews.nl / Posted 1 months ago
with an ethnic minority background are more likely to involved in bribery and corruption than their white peers, the Volkskrant reported on Friday. The WODC says that people with a minority background are central in 40% of corruption cases... Read more

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