Thursday, April 27, 2017

Rotterdam, has highest unemployment of Netherlands

The average unemployment in the Netherlands is 6%. Rotterdam has with 11,3% the highest percentage of all Dutch municipalities..

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Drug trafficker Cetin G. who had been convicted for trafficking 15 000 kilo of cocain has cut his ankle monitor and disappeared. Albert Springer of the Dutch police union said that the court which send him away with solely an ankle monitor made an incomprehensible decision.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

KLM: Mismanagement causes extreme passenger waiting times at Amsterdam Airport

KLM operational director Rene de Groot says that mismanagement at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to blame for the extreme long waiting times at the checking of hand luggage at the airport. He added that the airport has aimed at unnecessary growth and neglected investment in the required infrastructure.

Monday, April 24, 2017

15 Injured by Smoke Bombs Thrown at Soccer Match

15 people were injured when a large smoke bomb was thrown during a first league soccer match at the Eindhoven Philips Football Stadium.  The victims suffered from respiratory problems and burning eyes.  A smaller smoke bomb was set off a few minutes later.  The game was between visiting Ajax Amsterdam and the local BSV team.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Dutch Child Porn Pastor Had Told Church about His Sexual Preferences

A 53 year old Dutch pastor of the old Catholic Church – not to be confused with the Roman Catholic Church – has been arrested in Cambodia on suspicion of producing child pornography involving young teenage boys.  He had been providing pastoral care at Amsterdam Airport and had been paying boys all younger than 15 years old to pose for him.  Police found almost 1300 nude photographs on his camera and Ipad.  He claimed that he had told church officials of his sexual preference for young boys.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Public Prosecutor to Start Criminal Probe into Gas Company

A court has ordered the public prosecution to carry out a criminal investigation into earthquake damage caused by natural gas extraction by the NAM company in Groningen.  NAM is a joint venture between Shell and Exxon Mobil.  A lawyer who represents people whose home has been damaged by earthquakes resulting from the gas extraction claimed that if there is evidence that senior NAM officials knew about the damage they could face up to 15 years in jail.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Drug dealing in Supporters' Home of Top Soccer Club

Police have arrested five people in an operation against drug dealing in and around the stadium of the Dutch first league soccer club FC Twente. Drugs were found in the supporters’ home. The police is investigating the relationship between fanatical supporters and a motorcycle gang. The mayor of Enchede is considering closing the supporters’ home.