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The Netherlands will have to pay an extra €642m to the European Union this year because of new gross domestic product calculations, according to the Financial Times.
A hoax letter has been sent to families and companies located on the Maliebaan in Utrecht to tell them that a museum focusing on the Dutch nazi movement NSB is about to be opened in their street.
Questions are being asked in the Dutch press about whether cancelling the passports of Dutch jihadis  to stop them travelling to join Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq is counter productive.

Former VVD senator faces bribery, fraud and money laundering charges
A former VVD senator faces prosecution for bribery, election fraud and money laundering, the public prosecution department said on Friday.

Buyer found for bankrupt Nedstaal, 200 jobs will be saved
A buyer has been found for Nedstaal, the last independent Dutch steel company which went bankrupt earlier this month.

Banks the boss at Imtech after share issue flops
The four banks supporting technical services group Imtech’s new share issue have been forced to pick up 47% of the stake after investors shunned the company’s efforts to raise €600m, the Financieele Dagblad says on Friday.

Troubled Dutch building group Ballast Nedam expects more problems
Construction company Ballast Nedam issued a trading update on Friday in which it said losses had mounted further in the third quarter of this year, without giving specific figures.

Restricting patient choice of doctors not illegal, says advisory body
Health insurance companies are not breaking European law by restricting patient choice to doctors with whom they have a contract, according to the Council of State, the Netherlands’ highest legal body.

Former refugees denied Dutch nationality without birth certificate
Just 6,000 of the 27,000 people who made use of a 2007 amnesty for asylum seekers have taken Dutch nationality, according to refugee organisation Vluchtelingenwerk.

Amsterdam presses ahead with new sea lock system
Amsterdam city officials want to invest €105m in building a new sea lock system at IJmuiden, replacing the current complex which dates from 1929.

Care home investigates how dementia patient died in ditch
A care home in Langeraar near Leiden has launched an investigation after a woman suffering from dementia was found dead in a ditch several kilometres away.

Maximum healthcare own risk is worth it for many, researchers say
Four out of 10 people with Dutch health insurance would be better off increasing their own risk payments to the maximum, according to researchers at Erasmus University.

Security service does not have to reveal phone, internet tap numbers
The Dutch security service AIVD does not have to publicise the number of phone and internet taps it sets up a year, judges in The Hague said on Thursday.

Jihad suspect wants electronic tagging device removed
A man who has been electronically tagged to stop him going to Syria to fight with Islamic State militia is campaigning to have the tag removed.

Give locals more say over their communities, Labour MP says
A Labour MP is working on proposals which would give local communities more control over their own neighbourhoods, allowing them, for example, to organise their own rubbish collection services.

Unilever sales fall 2% in third quarter, poor European summer blamed
Anglo-Dutch food to detergent group Unilever saw sales fall 2% to €12.2bn in the third quarter of this year, as the poor European summer had a impact on ice cream sales.

Road worker killed by lorry, major traffic chaos on A12
A serious accident on the A12 motorway at Woerden has cost one road worker his life and brought chaos to the roads around Rotterdam and The Hague.

Public prosecutor, consumer authority both investigate IT fraud
The Dutch consumers authority ACM has written to 50 of the country’s biggest IT companies asking them for information about price agreements and other illegal activities, the NRC said on Wednesday.

Man arrested with 600 kilos of fireworks in his van
A 22-year-old man was arrested in Enschede on Tuesday evening after border officials discovered he had 600 kilos of fireworks in his van.

Tour de France starts in Utrecht with a 14 km individual race
Next year's Tour de France cycle race will start in the Dutch city of Utrecht with a 13.7 kilometre individual time trial, the event's organisers said on Wednesday.

Hydrogen cyanide gas released in blaze at scrap metal dealer
A fire at a scrap metal dealers in Kampen has led to the release of highly toxic hydrogen cyanide gas and locals have been warned to keep their doors and windows closed.

No extra inspections despite blanket bar and café smoking ban
Government inspectors will not carry out extra checks on Dutch bars and cafes despite the introduction of a total ban on smoking from Wednesday, the Telegraaf reports.

Dutch soldiers use Facebook to track down fake veterans
A group of Dutch army veterans have set up a special Facebook page to out people they say are pretending to have served in the Dutch armed forces.

Ajax struggle against Barcelona in Champions League tie
Amsterdam football club Ajax lost 3-1 away in their Champions League tie against Spanish side Barcelona on Wednesday evening.

3,000 chickens die in farm fire
Some 3,000 chickens have been killed in a fire at a farm in Udenhout in Noord-Brabant, not far from Tilburg.

Bad summer weather hits Heineken beer sales
Bad weather this summer led to Heineken selling less beer in Europe, the Dutch brewing group said in a trading update on Wednesday.




 
 
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Fight radicalisation but stay cool (and tolerant)
photo Eberhard van der Laan
Amsterdammers must fight intolerance without becoming intolerant, says the city's mayor Eberhard van der Laan.
 
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