Rising health insurance costs angers Dutch MPs
Dutch parliamentarians are shocked and outraged by the high premium increase health insurer DSW announced on Monday. The insurer announced an increase of 9.4 percent, much higher than the 3.5 percent the Ministry of Health predicted on Budget Day.
The Public Prosecutor is appealing against the court’s decision to sentence Neil van der L. to 3 years in prison for causing a fatal car accident on the A2 near Maarssen last year
On Tuesday the International Criminal Court in The Hague sentenced Malian rebel leader Ahman al-Faqi al-Mahdi to nine years in prison for the destruction of cultural heritage in Timbuktu. The rebel leader confessed
On Wednesday the court convicted John F. of murdering his ex-girlfriend Linda van der Giesen in August last year and sentenced him to 10 years in prison and institutionalized psychiatric treatment. In a previous hearing F. confessed to shooting the 28-year-old woman in the parking lot of the TweeSteden hospital in Waalwijk, where she worked as a nurse
NS CEO Roger van Boxtel instructed his company’s employees not to use trains during rush hour in an effort to reduce overcrowding. He wants the rail workers, which use the trains for free, to make room for paying customers, Telegraaf reports based on an email Van Boxtel sent to employees.
The 17 fertility clinics in the Netherlands need to improve their registration of sperm donors, according to the Healthcare Inspectorate. This is to prevent donors singing up at multiple clinics and ending up with dozens of offspring
Last year a total of 2,682 births in the Netherlands involved two or more babies. Most of them were twins, though 43 of them were triplets or more. According to Statistics Netherlands, the number of twins born annually in the country is thereby continuing its annual decline.
The future looks “rosy” for florists in the Netherlands, according to florist association VBW half year figures. During the first half of this year, flower sales increased by 5.4 percent compared to the same period last year
A 12-year-old boy passed away in hospital on Tuesday morning after being seriously injured in an accident with a truck in Putten on Monday, the boy’s school said on its website.
State Secretary Martijn van Dam was involved in a traffic accident in Seoul, South Korea. His car was hit by a van. The State Secretary escaped with only a shock, but the car sustained considerable damage
The number of Dutch secondary vocational students, called MBO’ers in the Netherlands, going abroad to study or follow an internship is increasing. On a total of about 160 thousand students, 5.8 percent gain experience abroad, according to figures from EP Nuffic
The number of people living in poverty in the Netherlands fell slightly since 2014, according to a report by the social and cultural planning office SCP. If the cabinet sticks to its promise to improve purchasing power next year, poverty will drop even further, according to the SCP
Nine people were hospitalized on Monday night after they sustained carbon monoxide poisoning on the Troelstrakade in The Hague, the fire department said on Twitter.
RNW Media in Hilversum is getting rid of two thirds of its employees in a major reorganization that starts in October. A massive 61 of the broadcaster’s 91 employees will have to find new employment, including managing director Robert Zaal
A car branded with the logos of WOS and Omroep West was vandalized in ‘s-Gravenzande after the broadcaster reported on young people causing problems in Maassluis, Omroep West reports. WOS also received two threatening emails.
The Dutch military intelligence service MIVD shared information that could be used in so-called “targeted killings” by other countries. While the service complied to the rules in this, the rules are insufficient to remove the risks of the MIVD inadvertently contributing to the unlawful use of force, the CTIVD concludes in a report published on Monday
The first health insurer announced its premium increase for 2017 to the Telegraaf on Tuesday. DSW is increasing its premiums from 98.75 euros to 108 euros per month – an increase of 9.4 percent, much higher than the 3.5 percent the government predicted on Budget Day.
Dutch hotels are increasingly popular, according to Statistics Netherlands on Tuesday. In the first half of this year, the number of nights spent in hotels in the Netherlands increased by 7.5 percent, with Amsterdam accounting for about a third of that growth.
One man was killed in a shooting in Arnhem early during the early hours of Tuesday morning Two men were arrested, the police said in a statement
The province of Zuid-Holland pressed charges against chemical company DuPont in Dordrecht due to a large amount of toxic substance formaldehyde leaking into the environment last month
The Rotterdam police arrested a Moroccan man suspected of having links with French terrorism suspect Anis B., the police announced on Monday. “The 26-year-old man was arrested last week and is in custody. He is a co-defendant in a case involving arms dealers from the region Rotterdam”, a spokesperson said
The Public Prosecutor demanded in court on Monday that 26-year-old Johannes R. be sentenced to institutionalized psychiatric treatment for stabbing 82-year-old Elbert Geveke to death in the Zoetermeer prison last year