Tuesday 29 November 2022

Heavy fog causes tailbacks, flights from Eindhoven airport delayed

Heavy fog causes tailbacks, flights from Eindhoven airport delayed

Heavy fog has caused disruption to traffic across most of the Netherlands on Tuesday morning, transport agencies have warned. Flights from Eindhoven Airport have been grounded until at least 11am because of the weather, while some incoming services have been diverted to Maastricht or Weeze. Meteorological office KNMI issued a code yellow warning for all provinces except for Groningen, Drenthe, Overijssel and Limburg as visibility was reduced to 70m in places. The A7 motorway was closed at Purmerend-Noord in the... More >

Depay to start for Oranje against Qatar

Memphis Depay is expected to be recalled to the starting line-up as the Netherlands look to secure qualification for the knock-out stages of of the World Cup against Qatar. Coach Louis van Gaal is also likely to select Marten de Roon on the right side of midfield after Steven Berghuis and Teun Koopmeiners failed to convince in the role, football website Voetbal International reported. Oranje only need a point from the match to reach the last 16 and will finish... More >

'Dark green' funds invest in fossil fuels

Almost half the so-called sustainable investment funds looked into by a European journalism consortium put money into companies connected to the fossil fuel industry or aviation, the investigation’s Dutch initiators Follow the Money and Investico said on Tuesday. In total, researchers looked into the investment strategy of 838 funds and found 388 of them had put a total of €8.5billion into fossil fuels. In the Netherlands, for example, funds operated by green investor Actiam put money into Norwegian state gas... More >

Young single women are financially okay

Young single women in the Netherlands are slightly more likely than men to be able to take care of themselves financially, according to new research from national statistics agency CBS. Some 78.1% of single childless women under the age of 45 are financially independent as are 76.6% of childless men, the CBS said on Tuesday. Financial independence means they earn at least the equivalent of welfare benefits, or €1,213 a month. However, the picture is different when it comes to... More >

Strike in Belgium hits cross-border trains

Cross-border rail services between the Netherlands and Belgium are being hit by three days of public transport strikes until Thursday. Five intercity trains from Amsterdam to Brussels and four trains heading the other way have been cancelled because of industrial action, along with nearly all trains on the Maastricht to Liège line. Most trains between Roosendaal and Antwerp will still run on schedule, while the Thalys and Eurostar international trains are unaffected. Around three-quarters of domestic train services in Belgium... More >

Talpa faces station loss in radio auction

The cabinet is planning to restrict commercial radio companies to three FM frequencies, following recommendations from consumer and markets authority ACM. The decision means that broadcaster Talpa, owner of Radio 10, Radio 538, Sky Radio and Radio Veronica could be faced with losing one of its stations at next year’s auction. Talpa said it is studying the new plans and declined to comment further. The restrictions were announced in the run up to the auction in 2023 of nine commercial... More >

Anne Frank foundation wins cultural prize

This year’s Prins Bernhard Fonds culture prize has been awarded to the Anne Frank foundation in Amsterdam which runs what the fund called ‘one of the most important cultural heritage landmarks in the Netherlands’. The €100,000 in prize money will be used to develop a special audio tour of the house where Anne Frank went into hiding for children and youngsters in nine languages. Fund director Cathelijne Broers, said the foundation is a ‘wonderful and deserved winner’. ‘For decades, this... More >

Minor dual nationality reforms due in 2023

The government is planning to revise part of the legislation on Dutch citizenship following pressure from Dutch nationals abroad who are faced with losing their passports. Junior justice minister Eric van der Berg has told MPs he will rethink the way Dutch nationals automatically lose their nationality if they live away from the Netherlands for more than 10 years and have another nationality. In addition, he said the government will introduce a new option for them to reclaim their Dutch... More >

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