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Outrage over Booking.com abuse of state aid for executive bonuses

Regardless of having a €4.6 billion revenue in 2019, the Dutch-owned journey company Reserving.com obtained €65 million as a part of the NOW scheme to assist companies survive in the course of the pandemic. The €65 million state help got here with virtually no situations. Now, the Dutch parliament regrets its hasty assist. €28 million […]

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Shell has to reduce its CO2 emissions by nearly a half, court in The Hague rules

The Dutch-British multinational Shell has a accountability to chop its carbon emissions within the coming years, a courtroom in The Hague decreed in a case introduced by the Dutch affiliation Milieudefensie.  The affiliation believes that Shell is doing too little to scale back its carbon emissions. The multinational’s emission discount targets are additionally not in […]

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Pfizer uses Netherlands to shield billions in profits from tax

Pfizer has turn into a family title prior to now yr and is producing a pleasant chunk of cash consequently — much more, contemplating the corporate is avoiding paying hundreds of thousands in tax. By diverting nearly all of its earnings by way of tax havens just like the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Eire, Pfizer’s billions […]

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Reopen us: this petition wants to bring the Dutch arts sector back to life

Should you’ve been lacking museums, artwork galleries, theatres, or dance performances, you’re positively not alone. The coronavirus pandemic has taken an immense toll on Dutch cultural establishments.   What a lot of them hoped can be an thrilling and profitable 12 months ended up being a 12 months of closed doorways and cancelled occasions attributable to […]

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Savvy shoppers: long lines at IKEA and Primark upon re-opening in the Netherlands

Craving some meatballs or some candy Swedish furnishings? Effectively, you’re not alone! Christmas has come early for keen buyers in Rotterdam. In addition to terraces opening and curfew ending, at present is the primary day you’ll be able to store with out reserving a time slot within the Netherlands. No less than this was the […]

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Albert Heijn and ALDI say “no more plastic bags” for fruit and veg (finally!)

Bear in mind after we talked about Albert Heijn’s plans to ditch single-use plastic baggage for fruit and veggies a number of weeks in the past? Nicely, it’s lastly taking place. The grocery store is banning free plastic baggage from all its shops. On Monday, single-use plastic baggage have been eliminated within the first 20 […]

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How the Dutch government almost became the new owner of HEMA

You know the way everybody talks about how it’s essential to begin shopping for shares? The Dutch authorities appears to have taken this recommendation to coronary heart, because it thought of turning into a co-shareholder of the favored Dutch chain, HEMA.  Nonetheless, this potential buy wasn’t only a strategic funding transfer. HEMA has been making […]

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Albert Heijn ditches plastic bags for fruit and veg, but shrink-wrapped carrots will stay

The Dutch grocery store chain Albert Heijn will take away the rolls of single-use plastic luggage for vegetables and fruit from its shops by the tip of the 12 months. In the course of the two weeks following April 19, all AH prospects will obtain a reusable nylon bag totally free in the event that […]

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Coronavirus may have claimed Keukenhof, but you can still see the tulips virtually!

The well-known Keukenhof — a spot to see enchanting tulip fields with spectacular colors — is compelled to maintain its doorways closed for the second 12 months in a row.  The park was ready to open its doorways to the general public on April 1. Nevertheless, with the present coronavirus rules, that is not attainable. […]

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2020 was the most expensive year to buy a house in the Netherlands — so far

In case you moved to the Netherlands with only a suitcase and a dream of proudly owning a basic Dutch dwelling precariously perched on the canal, dangerous information: Dutch home costs are persevering with to skyrocket.  We want we had been exaggerating, however that stats don’t lie: on common, an owner-occupied dwelling purchased in February […]

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