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Dutch may have rights to resume nationality after Brexit – but will Brits?

Dutch nationals who have lost their nationality after Brexit may be able to restore it, under a back-up plan being passed through Dutch law. Although originally the current coalition had pledged to look at the…

Dutch travelers called to prepare well for vacations abroad

Many Netherlands residents are eager to go abroad this summer, despite the coronavirus crisis. And this is possible, but travelers should be well prepared for a number of different scenarios, according to emergency center Eurocross…

Health Min. Hugo de Jonge to lead CDA going into Parliamentary elections

Hugo de Jonge will be leading the CDA in the parliamentary elections coming up next year. The current Minister of Public Health was elected by party members in the second round of voting, beating parliamentarian…

“Devil’s Mother” explosive used by terrorists caused Groningen apartment blast

A May 1 explosion in an apartment in Groningen was caused by triacetone triperoxide, or TATP, a primary explosive used both by burglars who attempted to blow open ATMs, and also by terrorists in several attacks,…

Basic healthcare package ‘should be extended for long-term Covid-19 patients’

Care for people with long-term Covid-19 symptoms should be covered by the basic healthcare insurance, the government national healthcare institute has said. At the moment rehabilitation treatment such as physiotherapy and cognitive therapy are limited…

Home burglaries returning to normal levels after lockdown

The easing of coronavirus physical distancing measures brought a rise in home burglaries, data from the police and insurance companies showed. While burglaries at one point had fallen by over 60 percent by the midpoint…

Beach pavilions cannot operate this winter but can stay standing: Minister

Beach pavilion owners will not be required to dismantle their buildings at the end of the season, like every other year, Interior Minister Kajsa Ollongren said in a letter to Parliament on Monday. The high…

Over 75,500 coronavirus tests completed last week; Infections on the rise

Municipal healthcare services in the Netherlands completed 75,547 coronavirus tests during the week ending July 12. The mucus swab tests are used to find active infections of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the novel coronavirus which causes…

Two Dutch among 83 millionaires wanting higher taxes to fight pandemic, poverty

At least two Dutch people joined the dozens of millionaires who signed an open letter asking their national governments to raise taxes on the wealthiest people. The group of 83 named themselves “Millionaires for Humanity,”…

Police and refugee agency accused of breaching asylum seekers’ privacy

Police and the organisation responsible for housing asylum seekers have been accused of breaching refugees’ privacy by sharing personal information about refugees without their consent. COA, which co-ordinates the Netherlands’ asylum compounds, passed on details…