Court overturns Hilversum center fireworks ban
The court in Utrecht ruled that fireworks may be fired in the center of Hilversum this year. According to the court, the municipality made a procedural error when setting up the fireworks ban.
In honor of his 60th birthday the Gemeentemuseum and Fotomuseum in the Hague will do a complete retrospective exhibition of Hague photographer Anton Corbijn’s career. The exhibitions covering his entire oeuvre will start from March 21st.
Cuba asked Dutch companies to invest in the country. The Cuban ambassador in the Hague made this request now that the relations between Cuba and the United States are better and trading will be easier.
The Twente region was shaken by two murders yesterday. A corpse was removed from the Twentekanaal at Markelo and the 24 year old Joey Moes was shot and killed in Enschede.
Adri Duivesteijn, one of the three PvdA senators who voted against Minister Edith Schippers’ (Public Health) healthcare legislative proposal and thus brought the Cabinet to the brink of collapse, is seriously ill. The question is whether his illness had something to do with his vote.
A taxi driver who refused to transport two transvestites, has been temporarily suspended by Taxicentrale Amsterdam (TCA).
About 1,250 (former) employees of defense have reported at a special reporting point for people who worked with the carcinogenic chromium paint. More than 350 of them have medical problems ranging from fatigue and high blood pressure to various forms of cancer.
Utrecht is against prostitution in homes. Part of the municipal council had proposed at-home prostitution as a temporary solution for the women who have been unable to work as prostitute in Utrecht since 2013.
The General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD) often and for a long time listened in on conversations of lawyers and former lawyers of the firm Prakken d’Oliveira in Amsterdam
On Wednesday the police found more than 2,300 kilograms of illegal fireworks on Vlietweg in Leiden. A 31 year old man from Voorschoten was arrested.
According to the Public Prosecutor’s Fireworks Barometer 2014 – 2015, 29,428 kilograms of illegal fireworks have been confiscated since October 1st of this year.
After three days of crisis over Minister Edith Schippers’ (Public Health) rejected healthcare law, the VVD and PvdA reached a compromise and the impending fall of the government was averted. The three allied opposition parties, the D66, SGP and ChristenUnie, still have some major concerns.
Four men have been arrested following an investigation into the theft of luxury goods worth “several tens of thousands of euros” from an airliner’s passenger jets, the Marechaussee military police say. Two of the suspects are employed by the airline, while the other two were caught after trying to sell the goods online.
At 02:42 this morning the Second Chamber established a new record: that of the longest meeting this calender year. And that on the last day before the Christmas recess.
Minister Edith Schippers (Public Health, Welfare and Sports) denies that she threatened to resign if no solution is found for her collapsed healthcare law. She said this on Friday morning in the parliamentary debate on the care crisis.
Despite three Labour Senators saying they are still not prepared to vote in favour of a new legislative action that would limit the rights of medical patients, the prospect of a solution is apparently in sight. The crisis began Tuesday night when the three senators voted against health care legislation supported by the coalition government.
Sports car manufacturer Spyker declared bankruptcy Thursday after years of financial turmoil following the firm’s failed attempt to revive Swedish automaker Saab. The Dutch firm filed for voluntary financial restructuring earlier in December.
Police investigating the fatal shooting of a man at a shopping center in Enschede, Overijssel arrested three Amsterdam men in connection with the violent crime. A bullet struck the 24-year-old man on Zonstraat at about 10:15 p.m. on Wednesday.
PVV leader Geert Wilders finds it “incomprehensible” that the Public Prosecutor has decided to prosecute him, he said to ANP. The Public Prosecutor announced earlier today that Wilders will be prosecuted on the charges of insulting a group of people based on race and incitement to discrimination and hatred.
The police has issued a warning about the firecracker Cobra 6 2G with a German inscription. This particular type of Cobra is extremely dangerous and even more unstable than other Cobras or other illegal fireworks.
The European Cyclists’ Federation announced that Arnhem and Nijmegen will organize the international cycling conference Velo-city in 2017.
A man was shot on the square behind the Twekkelerveld shopping center in Enschede at about 22:15 last night. The police has confirmed that the victim died of his injuries in hospital.