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The Netherlands is world’s biggest conduit to offshore tax havens: research

    The Netherlands is world’s biggest conduit to offshore tax havens: research The Netherlands is the biggest conduit to offshore tax havens in the world, with almost a quarter of fiscal constructions having a Dutch link, according to researchers at a specialist unit at the University of Amsterdam.

    ‘Only five big countries act as conduit-OFCs,’ the researchers from Corpnet said in a new report. ‘Together these five conduits c

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    KLM works council questions Air France’s new budget offshoot

      KLM works council questions Air France’s new budget offshootAir France.com via Wikimedia Commons

      KLM’s works council said plans revealed last week by Air France about its new budget subsidiary Joon are not in the interest of the Dutch unit of Air France-KLM, Dutch broadcaster NOS said on Monday.

      ‘We are watching developments very carefully,’ said Jan-Willem van Dijk, chairman of KLM’s works council. Air Franc

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      Eggs recalled after banned pesticide found on poultry farms

        Eggs recalled after banned pesticide found on poultry farmsPhoto: Wikimedia Commons

        The Dutch food and product safety board NVWA has shut down seven poultry farms in the Netherlands after a banned pesticide was found in eggs.

        Fipronil is used as an insecticide, particularly to kill fleas, and is classed as a ‘moderately hazardous pesticide’ by the World Health Organisation.

        The NVWA found traces of fipronil

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        Roosendaal and Limburg have most drugs-related problems: CBS

          Roosendaal and Limburg have most drugs-related problems: CBS People living in the south of the Netherlands experience most problems with drugs and dealers, according to new research by national statistics office CBS.

          The CBS says over one in eight people living in the Noord-Brabant town of Roosendaal experience problems, making it the worst place in the country in terms of drugs nuisance.

          Roosendaal is

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          Groningen strives to become first Dutch cigarette smoke free city

            Groningen strives to become first Dutch cigarette smoke free cityThe smoking zone outside Amsterdam’s VU hospital. Photo: DutchNews.nl

            Lobby groups, local government sports clubs, schools and health experts have launched a campaign to make Groningen the Netherlands first smoke-free city.

            The project, partly developed by addiction specialist Robert van de Graaf, aims to end smoking in more places throughout the

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            Gay Pride changes name to more inclusive Pride Amsterdam

              Gay Pride changes name to more inclusive Pride AmsterdamPhoto: Politie helicopter

              The annual Gay Pride celebrations in Amsterdam every July and August are being rebranded Pride Amsterdam to become more inclusive, the organisers said at the weekend.

              The nine-day festival began as a gay event but has since expanded in scope to cover transgenders, bisexuals and others.

              ‘We want everyone to identify with the p

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              Schools break the rules with extra tuition fees for smart kids, parents say

                Schools break the rules with extra tuition fees for smart kids, parents sayPhoto: Depositphotos.com

                The parents of children who have been classified as ‘extremely intelligent’ are spending hundreds of euros on extra school lessons for their offspring even though school is supposed to be free, the AD reported on Monday.

                Schools are only allowed by law to ask parents for a voluntary contribution, but the parents of bright

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                Dutch want a strong leader, but are not protest voters: survey

                  Dutch want a strong leader, but are not protest voters: survey The typical Dutchman or woman casts his or her vote more out of conviction than in protest, opting for a strong leader who plays within the rules, the Volkskrant said on Monday.

                  The paper bases its claim on a large survey of voters registered in the Netherlands, Britain, France and Germany by Kanter Public, formerly known as TNS/Nipo. All were

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                  Don’t eat garden veg, toxicologist tells Chemours plant locals

                    Don’t eat garden veg, toxicologist tells Chemours plant localsGenX and C8 are used to make Teflon. Photo: Depositphotos.com

                    People living near the Chemours chemical factory in Dordrecht have been advised not to eat fruit or vegetables from their own gardens because the ground may be polluted, the Volkskrant said on Friday.

                    Toxicologists from Amsterdam’s VU University say the area around the Teflon factory is

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