Sunday 22 May 2022

Duo relaxes EU student loan rules

Dutch student loan body Duo will be ‘less quick’ to refuse loans to students from elsewhere within the EU after losing several court cases, a spokesman told broadcaster NOS. Students from other EU countries with a part time job are entitled to loans under EU equal treatment rules, which say foreign workers should have the same rights as those in the country they are living in. The rules say the work must be ‘real and actual’, but do not include... More >

Seven ambulance convoy heads for Ukraine

Dutch aid group Zeilen van Vrijheid sent its latest humanitarian convoy into Ukraine on Saturday, consisting of seven vehicles including a custom-made neonatal ambulance. Pavlo Fednov, an advisor to Ukraine’s ministry of health, is co-driving the neonatal ambulance from Amsterdam to Odessa and says it will have a key role in helping save the lives of young Ukrainians. The ambulance had been requested by the ministry and was funded by a private corporate donor. It was bought from Diac Medical,... More >