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One dead after van collides with crowd outside Bruno Mars concert in Netherlands


A van struck four people at a Dutch concert in the early hours of Monday morning, killing one and injuring three, hours after R&B artist Bruno Mars had performed, police said. A police statement said the vehicle drove away from the scene and is being sought. Other media reports described the vehicle as a small white bus. The incident took ... Read More »

Man Hurt In Rotterdam Shooting


A 27-year-old man was injured in a shooting in Rotterdam-West. He was found with multiple bullet wounds in his leg, RTV Rijnmond reports. The man got into a fight with a group of other men on Essenburgsingel. He was chased to Weizichtstraat by four men, where several shots were fired, according to witnesses. The injured man was eventually found on ... Read More »

Police Find €220,000 Cash In Rotterdam Trash Can


The police arrested three men in Rotterdam for money laundering after discovering 220 thousand euros in cash in a trash can in a home on Philip Vingboonsstraat. Surveillance officers spotted a suspicious car on Boezemweg evening. They decided to follow the car. On Philip Vingboonsstraat the passenger of the car got out, took a package from a man at the ... Read More »

11 dead, 57 seriously ill in the Netherlands with a rare meningococcal disease

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At least 57 people have ended up in intensive care and 11 people have died after becoming infected with Meningococcal meningitis so far this year, the AD reported. The figures come from the national public health institute RIVM and show that the number of deaths is now equal to 2017 as a whole, the paper said. According to the AD, ... Read More »

Hoekstra: No spending cuts to cover lost Groningen gas income

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The government will not have to make any extra budget cuts to cover the losses incurred by reduced gas production in Groningen, finance minister Wopke Hoekstra said. In his spring budget statement, Hoekstra said extra income from other parts of the economy, such as an underspend of €350 million on public health, would offset the effect of scaling back gas ... Read More »



The police and Public Prosecutor found and seized over 500 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a shipment of pineapples in a warehouse in ‘s-Gravenzande. Five suspects were arrested. They were arraigned on Wednesday and remanded into custody for 90 days, the Public Prosecutor announced. The police have been investigating this drug shipment for some time, the Public Prosecutor said. On ... Read More »

Dutch sugar beet farmers want exemption from EU ban on bee-harming pesticides


Dutch arable farmers want to be exempt from the EU’s ban on three pesticides which harm bees and have called on agriculture minister Carola Schouten to campaign for the exemption in Brussels, Trouw reported on Tuesday. Last month the European Commission banned the use of three neonicotinoids which are harmful to insects, particularly wild bees, but Dutch sugar beet farmers ... Read More »

Dutch economy still growing, disposable income lagging behind


The Dutch economy grew by 3.2 percent last year, and more people in the Netherlands had work than ever before. Despite this, the growth in net disposable income is still lagging behind, Statistics Netherlands. In 2017 net real disposable income – the amount Dutch have left to spend after all premiums and taxes were deducted, corrected for inflation – grew ... Read More »



The police busted a drug network in Brunssum, Limburg. Four men were arrested for trading drugs on the dark web, and sending drugs all across the world through the regular postal service, the Public Prosecutor announced on Friday. This investigation was launched after PostNL found drugs in packages during a drug check. According to the Prosecutor, the suspects had clients ... Read More »

Netherlands Investment Institution closes down, citing lack of projects


The Netherlands Investment Institution, formed four years ago by pension funds and insurance companies to invest in the Netherlands, is winding itself up because of a lack of projects. The fund was set up by some of the biggest Dutch pension funds plus Aegon and ASR following political pressure to encourage institutional investors to put more money into the Netherlands. ... Read More »

Three killed as severe storm lashes Netherlands


At least three people were killed and several others injured in the Netherlands due to a severe storm, as gusts of up to 140 kilometres per hour blew down trees and damaged buildings. The three fatalities occurred in separate incidents in the centre of the Netherlands, where falling trees and building debris hit the elderly victims. All flights at Amsterdam’s ... Read More »



The police found 80 thousand euros worth of cannabis in a home on Eikstraat in Bergen op Zoom. The drugs were hidden under a mattress, and took up the entire surface area of the bed, the police said on Facebook. A total of 15 kilograms of cannabis was hidden under the bed. Three people were in the home when the ... Read More »

Netherlands stocks higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.72%

Трейдер на фондовой бирже во Франкфурте-на-Майне. 5 июня 2012 года. Европейские фондовые рынки растут за счет ожиданий новых стимулирующих мер Европейского центробанка. REUTERS/Alex Domanski

Netherlands stocks were higher after the close, as gains in the Technology, Oil & Gas and Basic Materials sectors led shares higher. At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX added 0.72%. The best performers of the session on the AEX were ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT), which rose 2.82% or 0.795 points to trade at 29.020 at the close. Meanwhile, Aegon NV ... Read More »

30% ruling in Netherlands to be shortened in 2019


AMSTERDAM: The 30% ruling is a tax advantage for highly skilled migrants working in the Netherlands. The ruling allows employers to offer 30% of an employee’s salary to them tax-free, meaning that the employee only pays tax over 70% of their gross Dutch salary. The tax break that highly skilled migrants in the Netherlands receive is meant as a reimbursement for the costs ... Read More »

Dutch PM Rutte survives censure vote over dividend tax row


AMSTERDAM :  Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte survived a censure vote in the early hours of Thursday called by lawmakers who believe he withheld information about how his Cabinet reached an unpopular decision to scrap a tax on dividends. Almost all opposition lawmakers believe Rutte misled them when he said in November he did not remember there being any memos ... Read More »

Dutch PM grilled on controversial tax plan memos


AMSTERDAM: Dutch lawmakers grilled Prime Minister Mark Rutte Wednesday after government published sensitive documents about its controversial plan to scrap dividend tax for companies, which will reportedly cost the country 1.4 billion euros. Opposition MPs however failed to pass a motion disapproving of the business-friendly Rutte, who stuck to his guns during a marathon nine-hour debate in the 150-seat lower ... Read More »

Used car from abroad threat to Netherlands climates goals


AMSTERDAM: Used cars from abroad are more popular than ever in the Netherlands, and that is bad news for the government’s climate ambitions, according to car dealers’ association RAI. In the first three months of this year, the Dutch imported a record number of over 56 thousand used cars from abroad, ANP reports. Nearly a third of these imported used cars ... Read More »

Dutch energy Ddcisions impact foreign investment


AMESTERDAM: Trading relations between the European Union and the United States are under pressure in a way not felt for many years. For decades, the U.S. has been the largest source of foreign direct investment into Europe, based on a strong partnership of common values on rules, taxation and fair financial rewards shared across national capitals. However, that status quo ... Read More »

Dutch diesel tax hike postponed because of IT issues


AMSTERDAM: The Dutch tax authorities have announced they will postpone the introduction of a new diesel tax that was planned for 1 January 2019. The tax on diesel cars without a factory-installed particle filter was set to go up 15% next year. For an average passenger car, this would represent a €225 per year increase. The newspaper reports IT problems ... Read More »

Netherlands crude oil refinery outlook to 2021


AMSTERDAM: Netherlands Crude Oil Refinery Outlook to 2021” is a comprehensive report on crude oil refinery industry in Netherlands. The report provides oil consumption, exports and imports details from 2000 to 2020 along with oil reserves for the period 2000 to 2015. The report also provides details on oil refineries such as name, type, operational status, operator apart from capacity ... Read More »