Sunday 26 January 2020

British competition watchdog looks into Takeaway's takeover of Just Eat

British competition watchdog looks into Takeaway's takeover of Just Eat

The British competition authority is to look into the takeover of British food delivery service Just Eat by Dutch company The aim of the research is to establish if the deal ‘may be expected to result in a substantial lessening of competition within any market or markets in the United Kingdom for goods or services,’ the CMA said in a statement. pulled out of the British market in 2016 after failing to make any significant inroads into the... More >

Utrecht and Rotterdam to test for lead

Utrecht and Rotterdam councils have told the NOS broadcaster that they plan to test their buildings for lead pipes. Lead found in significant levels in drinking water is poisonous, and has particularly harmful effects on young children, according to the World Health Organization. Earlier this week, Amsterdam city council confirmed that four daycare centres and nine other locations including the Theo Thijssenschool have too high a percentage of lead in their drinking water – despite a ban on lead water... More >

Dutch police chief moves to AIVD

Dutch national police chief Erik Akerboom is taking over the helm at the AIVD homeland security service after three years in the top police job. Akerboom, who has a long carrier with the police, follows up Dick Schoof who is leaving the AIVD job after little over a year. Last October Akerboom slammed the government for not being consistent towards the police, which, he says, is endangering the rule of law. He said in an interview with the Volkskrant that... More >

No change in sight for mini scooters

Not a single company has requested a permit to allow mini electric scooters on the Dutch roads and cycle paths since tough new rules were introduced, broadcaster NOS said on Friday. The new rules, which set strict guidelines for all types of electric scooters and moving boards, were brought into effect in the wake of the fatal crash involving an electric wagon or Stint in September 2018. Four children died in the accident when the wagon ploughed through a level... More >

Community service for insulting Maxima

A 63-year-old man from Utrecht has been sentenced to 40 hours community service for insulting queen Maxima. The man made the comments last October when he was out with a group of friends, one of whom was issued an on-the-spot fine for another offence. The man was so angry, he started swearing about the queen, leading police to warn him and then to arrest him. The queen was in Tokyo on the day of the offence but nevertheless, the magistrate... More >

Fast rail route to Stockholm on the cards

Amsterdam and four other European cities are looking into the option of establishing a fast train link between the Dutch capital and Stockholm, the Leeuwarder Courant newspaper said on Friday. Amsterdam, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Helsinki have all put the railway plan in their political agendas for the coming period, the paper said, and the five cities will meet in Hamburg in May to discuss the idea. They have also approached a lobby company based in Brussels to promote the... More >

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