Saturday 13 August 2022

Spending power is the big political hot potato at the moment

Spending power is the big political hot potato at the moment

The four coalition parties have begun finalising their autumn budget and boosting spending power is top of the list of problems to solve, political commentators say. Pressure on the government is mounting to tackle the soaring cost of gas ahead of the winter, while food prices have risen almost 20% and inflation remains at record levels. The coalition will present their 2023 spending plans on the third Tuesday in September. The four parliamentary party leaders met on Thursday to discuss... More >

American jailed for stabbing police

An American national who stabbed two police officers in Groningen during the coronavirus lockdown in March 2021 has been jailed for seven years to be followed by treatment in a psychiatric clinic. The man was found guilty of attempted murder and causing serious physical harm when he attacked the police officers who questioned him after he and another man were out on their bikes after curfew. The police officers, one of whom was stabbed in the neck and face, had... More >

Airports to compensate for missed flights

Schiphol and Eindhoven airports have said they will compensate travellers who missed their flights because of the long queues to get through security this summer. The deal will cover travellers who missed flights between April 23 and August 11 and who were at the airports in plenty of time to board, Schiphol group chief executive Dick Benschop said on Thursday evening. Queues of several hours to get through passport control and security have led to hundreds of people missing planes,... More >

Bas de Leede joins Mumbai Indians

Dutch international cricket player Bas de Leede (22) has signed for the Indian IPL franchise Mumbai Indians in what the Dutch cricket board says is ‘one of the most sensational transfers in Dutch cricket history’. De Leede will not play directly in the Indian Premier League (IPL) which is regarded by many as the pinnacle of international cricket, but will participate in the ILT20 tournament to be held in the United Arab Emirates in January and February next year. The... More >

Family doctors send angry mail to Kuipers

Family doctors are calling on colleagues to send an angry email to the health minister in protest about their role in the autumn Covid vaccination campaign, which they were not consulted about, the AD has reported. Health minister Ernst Kuipers told doctors two weeks ago they ‘have committed’ to drawing up a list of people who qualify for a flu jab  so they can be invited for the first vaccination round, which will start next month. Family doctors organisation LHV... More >

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