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Yesterday β€” September 19th 2018DutchNews News

Dijkhoff’s β€˜ghetto’ plan shot down, as MPs debate 2019 budget

By robin

VVD MP Klaas Dijkstra’s call for the Netherlands to follow Denmark in introducing tougher penalties for people from ‘problem areas’...

Postmen and women to go on strike in protest at β€˜sort mail while you walk’ plan

By hanneke

Postal delivery workers at PostNL will go on strike on Thursday as part of a continuing protest over plans to...

Police personality Ellie Lust opts for showbiz over policing

By robin

The Netherlands’ most famous police woman Ellie Lust is quitting the force to focus on a career in television. Lust,...

Travellers never to be caught short again on train or station

By hanneke

All trains and stations must have toilets, including regional Sprinter trains and small stations, the public transport ombudsman has said....

Klaas Dijkhoff calls for tougher sentences for β€˜ghetto’ crooks

By robin

People from problem neighbourhoods who commit crimes should face double the penalties of people living elsewhere and parents should be...

Arnhem villa murder convictions may be biggest miscarriage of justice in NL

By hanneke

Nine men who served five to 12 years in prison for a 1998 robbery which ended in murder may be...

β€˜This low-lying country should defend itself’: report warns of sea level rises

By hanneke

A new report by independent water research institute Deltaris is warning that sea levels are rising more quickly than previously...

Rapist gets lighter sentence to protect his residency status

By hanneke

A judge has given a lighter sentence to an Afghan for raping an 18 year-old girl so he wouldn’t risk...

Flevoland gives final go ahead to nature reserve deer cull, 1,000 may be shot

By robin

Flevoland provincial council’s executive board has given the final go ahead for a mass cull of deer in the Oostvaardersplassen...

Three in 10 Dutch do grocery shopping online, NL overtakes Britain

By robin

Some 29% of the Dutch are now doing grocery shopping online, up from 21% a year ago, according to new...

It’s a nice-looking budget but dangers loom: What the papers say

By hanneke

The Dutch papers have, as usual, devoted pages and pages of newsprint to the government’s 2018 spending plans which were...

Novartis moves from Arnhem to Amsterdam, shifting 400 jobs

By robin

Pharmaceuticals firm Novartis is moving its Dutch offices from Arnhem to Amsterdam next year, in anticipation of the arrival of...

Budget main points: β€˜It is time to give something back,’ says prime minister

By robin

Despite the risks of a trade war and a hard Brexit, it is time to give the people of the...

Before yesterdayDutchNews News

The 2019 budget: opposition focuses on β€˜wrong choices’

By hanneke

The first reactions to the King’s budget day speech setting out the cabinet’s policies for the coming period have been...

No budget change on 30% ruling, expat lobby group turns to lawyers

By robin

Lobby group United Expats in the Netherlands says it will seek legal advice about the government’s refusal to bring in...

Budget will make NL stronger, safer and more prosperous: finance minister

By robin

Finance minister Wopke Hoekstra told MPs on Tuesday afternoon that government policy in the coming years is aimed at making...

Dutch firm to recycle babies’ nappies to produce sustainable energy

By hanneke

Waste processing plant ARN is building a separate facility for recycling babies’ nappies in an initiative supported by 8 local...

The Netherlands is strong, but more people should feel benefits, says king

By robin

The Netherlands is a strong country but more people should feel that things are going well, king Willem-Alexander said on...

New four-km stretch of Dutch motorway will cost €1.2bn

By hanneke

Building work on a controversial new four-kilometer motorway linking Vlaardingen with Rozenburg and providing a shortcut to the port of...

40 trial projects lined up for voluntary youth community service plan

By robin

Some 40 trial projects for the government’s plans to encourage school pupils and young adults to take part in a...

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