Quotas for seasonal worker housing may conflict with EU law

For non-seasonal workers only? Photo: Depositphotos.com Restrictions imposed by many local authorities in the Netherlands about how many seasonal workers can be housed in some areas may be unlawful, the Financieele Dagblad said on Friday. Around 500,000 people from mainly Poland, Romania and Bulgaria are thought to work in Dutch greenhouses, the meat processing industry … Meer lezen Quotas for seasonal worker housing may conflict with EU law

New law to ban fake reviews and protect consumers online

Photo: Depositphotos.com Fake reviews of products will be banned in new Europe-wide laws to protect consumer rights. The Dutch junior minister for economic affairs Mona Keijzer said that there is an urgent need to increase controls on online behaviour so that people are not misled. ‘The rules for consumers in the physical world need to … Meer lezen New law to ban fake reviews and protect consumers online

First coronavirus wave gave online retail a major boost

First coronavirus wave gave online retail a major boost – DutchNews.nl Saturday 24 October 2020 Increased home shopping is boosting the amount of cardboard dumping. Photo: DutchNews.nl Online retailers booked an increase in sales of at least 55% during the second quarter of this year, as shops closed because people were urged to stay home. … Meer lezen First coronavirus wave gave online retail a major boost

Fighting like with like can the Japanese leaf flea stop

Knotweed is very difficult to get rid of. Photo: Depositphotos.com A Dutch institute has started control trials pitching Japanese leaf flea against the the invasive Japanese knotweed in an attempt to stop its spread. Knotweed is a weed that spreads rapidly and suppresses all other plant growth, and is very hard to get rid off. … Meer lezen Fighting like with like can the Japanese leaf flea stop

Chickens kept inside after reports of bird flu in dead

Chickens kept inside after reports of bird flu in dead swans – DutchNews.nl Saturday 24 October 2020 Chickens at risk of infection  Illustration: Depositphotos Chickens across the country have been grounded after a farmer discovered dead swans on his land which turned out to be infected with the worst strain of bird flu, H5N8. Wim … Meer lezen Chickens kept inside after reports of bird flu in dead

Oh, deer Hunt restarts for pet deer escaped into nature

Oh, deer! Hunt restarts for pet deer escaped into nature reserve – DutchNews.nl Saturday 24 October 2020 Small sika deer Photo: Depositphotos A group of spotted deer which escaped from someone’s garden into a nature reserve in 2018 is once again being hunted, reports the Noordhollands Dagblad. The deer, originally a group of five kept … Meer lezen Oh, deer Hunt restarts for pet deer escaped into nature

The Netherlands to bid to host 2027 Womens World Cup

The Netherlands, together with Belgium and Germany, is putting in a joint bid to host the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup! 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup Football associations from the three countries have expressed their interest in hosting their championship, but discussions with local authorities and potential venues still need to be arranged. Watch the … Meer lezen The Netherlands to bid to host 2027 Womens World Cup

New coronavirus cases top 10,000, as testing capacity is ramped

A closed cafe terrace. Photo: DutchNews.nl The number of newly registered coronavirus cases topped 10,000 for the first time in the 24 hours to Friday morning, figures from national health institute RIVM show. In total, 10,007 new cases were reported to the authorities, a rise of 726 on Thursday’s figure. Although the number of positive … Meer lezen New coronavirus cases top 10,000, as testing capacity is ramped

Too early to say if partial lockdown is working, prime

Too early to say if partial lockdown is working, prime minister says – DutchNews.nl Saturday 24 October 2020 Photo: Anossov It is still far too easy to tell if the partial lockdown announced on October 13 is having an effect on the spread of coronavirus in the Netherlands, prime minister Mark Rutte said at his … Meer lezen Too early to say if partial lockdown is working, prime

The Dutch pension system is the best in the world

The 2020 Melbourne Mercer and CFA Institute Global Pension Index has ranked the Dutch pension system as the best in the world for the third year in a row.  The 2020 Global Pension Index For the past 12 years, Mercer, a human resources consulting firm, has collaborated with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute to … Meer lezen The Dutch pension system is the best in the world