Improve Dutch brand with fast disaster teams: Employers’ assoc.
According to the foreman of employers association VNO-NCW Hans de Boer, a quarter of the budget for development cooperation – a billion euro – should be invested in emergency aid “with the expressed aim to be first in any disaster”.
The man who was shot and killed in Osdorp, Amsterdam in the early hours of this morning has been identified as Ghanaian A.N. (37), Het Parool reports. He was not known as a (serious) criminal.
The police found the body of a woman in a house in Zwijndrect on Tuesday after a man called i a report at the police station. The man has been arrested.
It has been a bad week for shoe stores. A court in Amsterdam has declared the shoe chain House of Shoes bankrupt. On Tuesday, retail chain Schoenenreus sent a letter to its staff stating the company had requested a postponement of payments, a harbinger of a possible bankruptcy. Schonenreus stores were closed on Tuesday.
A suspicious package found taped to a support beam at Leiden Centraal was determined to be a false alarm early Wednesday afternoon. The investigation is still ongoing, as police try to track down the man who hung the mysterious black garbage bag.
Football player Jody Lukoki has to appear before the court in Amsterdam next week. He is suspected of trying to buy a stolen watch.
Will Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice be stepping down after the Council elections on March 18th? That question has been buzzing around the Binnenhof.
Amsterdam’s annual Holland Festival will feature a new slate of programming to help shed its image as an “elitist” event. The 68th edition of the festival, running from May 30 to June 23, is the first to take place under the leadership of Ruth Mackenzie.
The German electronic band Kraftwerk will play at the launch of the Tour de France in Tivoli Vredenburgh in Utrecht on July 3rd, 3voor12 reports.
Despite fierce opposition from the world of education, the mandatory math exam will count in the final exam of the school year. Pupils scoring less than 4.5 on it will not get a diploma. By introducing this test, state secretary of education Sander Dekker hopes to ensure that schools get their math education in order.
A 44-year-old man from Rosmalen was arrested on Tuesday during a police raid on a massive marijuana plantation in Zaltbommel. The plantation consisted of 33,000 plants being grown in an office building located on Van Voordenpark.
A second suspect was arrested in Slovenia in the investigation into the January 15 shooting on Bovenstraat in Rotterdam that killed two men.
“Sex pest” rabbi Eliezer Berland denies all allegation of sexually assaulting three young women and an underage girl. The 77-year-old spiritual leader of the ultra-orthodox Jewish movement Shuvu Banim claimed that he no longer has a sex drive in an interview with de Volkskrant.
The police arrested 13 people during a Break the System protest on the Malieveld in The Hague on Tuesday afternoon. Groups of demonstrators went to march into the city center, in the direction of the Binnenhof, against prior made protest agreements.
A pupil of Aloysius College in The Hague was wounded in a stabbing Wednesday morning. According to the police, the pupil was only slightly injured and could be treated at the scene for a superficial injury.
The rail traffic around Leiden Central Station has come to a standstill after the discovery of a suspicious package. The police are investigating, ANP reports.
KLM will retain control over its own finances. Parent company Air France-KLM’s plans to transfer the subsidiaries’ extra cash to the holding company is off the table, the French-Dutch airline group announced on Tuesday.
About three thousand people could not take their driver’s license theory exam over the past two days due to a computer glitch at the Centraal Bureau Rijvaardigheidsbewijzen (CBR). The CBR is still struggling with IT issues Wednesday.
A man was shot dead on the street in Amsterdam’s Osdorp neighborhood early Wednesday morning, a spokesperson for the Amsterdam police confirmed. No trace of a perpetrator has been found yet. It is not yet known whether this was another execution.
The bankruptcy administrators of Halfords have recently agreed to reopen at least another 12 outlets of the chain. The buyers are existing franchisees and former employees. With this step, the restart of Halfords has been completed.
De Librije in Zwolle has won two awards during the Restaurant Awards 2015. De Librije has been labeled as the “Best Restaurant of the Netherlands” as well as the “Best Organic Restaurant”.