MPs are demanding ministers take urgent action to curb benefit fraud after the village of Bronckhorst in Gelderland sounded the alarm.
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.
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.
Labour sets up 'integrity commission'
The Labour party is to set up an 'integrity commission' to advise party management when members break party rules.
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’.
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.
Dutch women triumph in hockey World League
Celebrating victory. Photo Novum
The Dutch women’s hockey team have won the Hockey World League final in Argentina, beating Australia 5-1.
King Willem-Alexander to attend Mandela memorial service
King Willem-Alexander and foreign minister Frans Timmermans will represent the Netherlands at the memorial service for former South African leader Nelson Mandela.
Food safety inspectors 'enforce' meat and water regulations
The Dutch food safety authority NNWA has made ‘several enforcement visits’ in recent months to Dutch factories where meat is tumbled with water to increase its weight, the Guardian newspaper reported on Saturday.
VVD parliamentarian quits after drink-driving bust
VVD parliamentarian Matthijs Huizing has resigned after being caught drink-driving, news agency ANP said at the weekend.
Security scanner row disrupts Dutch prime minister's Israel visit
The Netherlands and Israel are embroiled in a dispute over a security scanner at the Gaza border, Israeli paper Haaretz reported on Sunday.
Ukrainians in the Netherlands show solidarity with Kiev protestors
Some 70 Ukrainian nationals, friends and supporters gathered on Amsterdam’s Dam square on Saturday to show support for the ongoing anti-government protests in Kiev.
The Netherlands draws Spain, Chile and Australia in World Cup
The Dutch national football team will kick off its World Cup campaign next year with a match against Spain on Friday, June 13.
Philips is part of Brussels probe into online electronics sales cartel
Dutch electronics giant Philips is one of a number of companies being investigated as part of a European Commission probe into a suspected online sales cartel.