Home affairs minister Ronald Plasterk has made €4.6m available to help local authorities combat fraud with housing, health insurance and child benefits following media claims of widespread problems.
A Dutch couple kidnapped in Yemen in June have been released, the foreign affairs ministry confirmed on Tuesday.
Junior justice minister Fred Teeven has been ordered by a legal appeal committee to allow the killer of Pim Fortuyn parole.
Scouts save society €160m each year
Scouting Nederland saves Dutch society €160m every year, according to research carried out by the Steward Redqueen agency.
Dutch wages to rise 2.3% next year, well below European average
Dutch salaries will rise by an average of 2.3% next year, well below the global average, according to research by consultancy Hay Group.
Dutch raise €34m for Philippines aid
Donations to the Giro 555 emergency aid bank account number for victims of the Philippines typhoon have now reached €34m, aid group platform Samenwerkende Hulporganisaties said on Tuesday.
Russia plans to boycott Dutch dairy products
Russia is considering introducing a temporary import ban on Dutch dairy products, the Volkskrant reports.
Manufacturing output improves in October
Manufacturing outpit improved by 2.1% in October compared with the year-earlier period, the national statistics office said on Tuesday.
Roman road found under Utrecht
Archeologists have discovered part of a Roman road under the Dom square in central Utrecht, Nos television reports on Tuesday.
Labour sets up 'integrity commission'
The Labour party is to set up an 'integrity commission' to advise party management when members break party rules.
'One in 10 family doctors have upped drugs dose to hasten death'
One in 10 Dutch family doctors has given dying patients a too-high dose of morphine or other painkiller in order to speed up their death, the Volkskrant reports on Tuesday.
VVD party chairman steps down
Benk Korthals is to step down in May 2014 from his position as party chairman of the ruling liberal VVD.
British law firm Osborne Clarke to open Amsterdam office: FD
British law firm Osborne Clarke is planning to open an office in the Netherlands next year as part of its European expansion strategy, the Financieele Dagblad reports on Tuesday.
No limit to class sizes, says minister
Junior education minister Sander Dekker has told parliament he has no intention of introducing legal limits on class sizes in Dutch schools.
Radboud teaching hospital puts stop on Achmea patients
The Radboud teaching hospital in Nijmegen has imposed a ban on treating patients insured by Achmea for non-essential conditions to run until the end the year.
Policeman who shot 17-year-old should not be punished, court told
<p>The police officer who shot dead a 17-year-old youth on a platform at Hollands Spoor railway station last year should not face punishment, the public prosecutor told the court looking into the death of Rishi Chandrikasing on Monday evening.</p>
Arcadis renews UN-Habitat partnership
Civil engineering group Arcadis on Tuesday announced it is extending its partnership with UN-Habitat, the United Nations' organisation for sustainable and social urban construction.
Dutch industry must speed up change to green energy
Dutch industry needs to speed up its investments in green energy if the Netherlands is to achieve its sustainability target, ABN Amro economists said on Tuesday.
Not quite half of Dutch women are economically independent
Fewer than half of Dutch women are economically independent, although there was a slight improvement last year, according to new figures from the national statistics office CBS.
Big cities want mopeds removed from cycle lanes
The big four cities of Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam and The Hague have called on the government to get much tougher on people riding souped-up mopeds without helmets.
Officer who shot youth at station was 'terrified', court told
The police officer who shot dead a 17-year-old youth on a platform at Hollands Spoor railway station last year told a court in The Hague he was ‘terrified’.
Cities are wrong to couple BSN number to housing, says minister
Rotterdam and The Hague will be breaking EU rules by refusing to give key BSN tax numbers to Romanian and Bulgarian nationals who can’t prove they have an approved place to stay, says social affairs minister Lodewijk Asscher.
Central bank sees 0.5% growth in 2014, spending power to rise in 2015
The Dutch economy will return to modest growth of 0.5% next year after contracting 1% in 2013, the Dutch central bank said on Monday.
Graduates often keep student loan quiet in mortgage applications
Four out of 10 graduates do not tell their bank they have an unpaid student loan when applying for a mortgage, according to research by debt registration agency BKR.
No proper place to stay, then no BSN number, cities to tell EU citizens
Rotterdam and The Hague city councils are introducing extra checks on the accommodation used by migrants on short-term employment contracts, the AD said on Monday.
Air pollution is more deadly than thought, EU levels still dangerous
The effect of long-term exposure to air pollution is associated with increased mortality even when the pollution is below European Union limits, according to researchers at Utrecht University.