Report: LGBT harassment in asylum centers “out of control”
The harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender asylum seekers in the asylum centers is out of control, according to the COC, the interest group for gay people. “If something is not done quickly for gays in the asylum centers, there will be deaths”, Janneke van Maanen of COC Midden Gelderland said
Dutch F-16’s bombing Islamic State targets in Iraq may have lead to civilian casualties. Two bombings in which civilians may have died are being investigated, the government wrote in a letter sent to parliament on Saturday
Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs is leaving politics after the next parliamentary election scheduled for March 2017. He no longer wants to be a minister and he will not be returning to parliament, a spokesperson confirmed to NU after Kamp announced his departure on political talk show Politiek in de Pol.
Eating at least one portio of fish per week decreases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia related disorders, according to a study done by an international team of researchers, including Ondine van de Rest of Wageningen University, at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago
The GroenLinks faction in Groningen wants to run an experiment in which people applying for a job at the Groningen municipality can do so anonymously. The party believes this will increase non-Western minorities’ chances of being employed
After receiving a number of nearly identical rejections to job applications, recently graduated Maastricht University student Mohamed El Alili (24) decided to try a little experiment. He changed the name on one of his applications from Mohamed to Matthijs and resubmitted it to Utrecht company Cure 4, only to be invited to an interview
The Public Prosecutor is turning to the Supreme Court to appeal against the Amsterdam Court of Appeals’ ruling to clear bookseller Michiel van Eyck of hate crime charges for selling Adolf Hitler’s book Mein Kamph in his historical objects store
A Dutch burglar attacked a police officer with a crowbar while being arrested in the German city of Dusseldorf on Wednesday. The officer was unharmed
The Dutch government will not be filing an international protest for the missing radar images of the flight MH17 disaster, despite parties in the lower house of parliament insisting on it. The government believes that there is enough information for the criminal investigation into the crash, was revealed during a parliamentary debate on the matter
Eighteen year old Renske Evers was pretty shocked on Tuesday when she realized her brand new H&M sweater turned her whole upper body “Smurf blue”. Her complaint on H&M’s Facebook page went viral, getting thousands of likes.
In what is being described as a miracle comeback, amateur club VVSB beat FC Den Bosch and is the first amateur side to make it to the KNVB cup semi-finals since 1975. The players and club president Arjan Broekhof are ecstatic.
Amsterdam plans to be the first city in all of Europe to be completely emissions free. The Amsterdam mayor and aldermen released a set of measures on Friday to help achieve their goal of clean, emission-free transport by 2025.
The Dutch film industry is holding the Netherlands responsible for damages they suffered by the illegal downloading of movies. They estimate the damage at 1.2 billion euros. In a letter to State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff of Security and Justice, the film producers and distributors demand that the government takes responsibility or they will be forced to take legal action, the Telegraaf reports.
The investigation into Miloud B., suspected of drug smuggling and in the murder of Lithuanian Gintas Macionis, may have been compromised by a leak from within the police. The suspect knew which addresses would be raided weeks before he and several other suspects were arrested, with the result that they had opportunity to get rid of incriminating evidence
The increase in speed limits to 130 kilometers per hour taking effect on many highways today, will compromise the air quality, according to researchers from both the RIVM and TNO. These researchers believe it likely that the increased speed limits will result in the Netherlands exceeding the European standard for air quality
Nearly 70 percent of train passengers haven’t noticed any improvements in overcrowded trains after NS implemented additional measures late last year, according to a survey done by Consumentenclaim among 2,228 travelers. Only 17 percent noticed improvements. 13 percent think the situation deteriorated
About 120 thousand former students were fined a total of 56 million euros in 2014 and 2015 because the neglected to cancel their free public transport subscription after they graduated. That equates to an average of about 500 euros in fines for each forgetful former student, according to figures the Volkskrant got from education agency DUO.
Rent prices for homes in the private sector are rapidly on the rise, especially in Amsterdam, according to figures from rental site Pararius. Pararius director Jasper de Groot attributes it to an “unhealthy market” with a vast shortage in private sector rental homes. “If you look at the housing supply, then only about 5 percent of the homes are rental homes in the private sector. That is way too little”, he said.
Members of Gastvrij Oost – a group of Amsterdam-Oost residents, organizations and entrepreneurs – took it upon themselves to arrange a small-scale living facility for asylum seekers. In mid-February about 30 Syrians will be moving into a building on Mauritskade in Oost
Since the border security and patrols in the Netherlands were strengthened in September, the number of human trafficking arrests increased from an average of 14 per month to an average of 23 per month. A total of 80 suspects were arrested since September
A 35 year old woman died in hospital after being stabbed in Amsterdam Noord on Thursday morning. One man was arrested.
Michiel Heemels, spokesperson for PVV leader Geert Wilders, resigned as Member and leader of the PVV in the provincial council of Limburg, he announced on Thursday. In a statement he gives the reason for his resignation that there is doubt within the group about his integrity and functioning