Tag: Netherlands

Trade Commissioner Cecilia #Malmström visits port of #Rotterdam

Trade Commissioner Cecilia #Malmström visits port of #Rotterdam

| October 15, 2019

Commissioner Cecilia Malmström (pictured) is in Rotterdam today (15 October) to meet with customs officials and food safety inspectors and take a closer look at the facilities at the EU’s largest port. The Netherlands is the entry point for 40% of goods entering the continent. Commissioner Malmström said: “Everything we import has to abide by our strict […]

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Justice gap: #Racism pervasive in criminal justice systems across Europe

Justice gap: #Racism pervasive in criminal justice systems across Europe

| September 11, 2019

Institutional racism prevails in criminal justice systems across the EU and impacts how racist crimes are (not) recorded, investigated and prosecuted, according to a new report published by the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) today (11 September). “Twenty years after the Macpherson Report revealed that the British police was institutionally racist, we now find that […]

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Dutch minister: #Brexit talks with Britain have not bridged divides

Dutch minister: #Brexit talks with Britain have not bridged divides

| August 30, 2019

Dutch Foreign Minister Stephan Blok (pictured) said that serious talks took place in Brussels between the EU and Britain on Wednesday (28 August) but that the sides have not managed to bridge divisions on Brexit terms, writes Gabriela Baczynska.  “We are not there yet,” Blok said, adding that a no-deal Brexit was not in the […]

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#Brexit – Dutch PM Rutte tells Johnson EU remains open to ‘concrete proposals’

#Brexit – Dutch PM Rutte tells Johnson EU remains open to ‘concrete proposals’

| August 28, 2019

Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Tuesday (27 August) said he had spoken with his British counterpart Boris Johnson by phone about Britain’s likely departure from the European Union on 31 October, writes Toby Sterling. In a message on Twitter, Rutte said the Netherlands and other European Union members “remain open to concrete proposals compatible […]

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US trade policies and #Brexit slow down Dutch economy – government adviser

US trade policies and #Brexit slow down Dutch economy – government adviser

| August 16, 2019

Economic growth in the Netherlands will slow down more than anticipated next year, as exports are hit by the fallout of US trade policies and Brexit, national forecasting agency CPB said on Thursday (15 August), writes Bart Meijer. The Dutch economy will grow by 1.4% in 2020, the government’s main economic adviser said, down from […]

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#StateAid – Commission approves €70 million public support to promote shift of #FreightTraffic from road to rail in the Netherlands

#StateAid – Commission approves €70 million public support to promote shift of #FreightTraffic from road to rail in the Netherlands

| July 9, 2019

The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules a €70 million support scheme to encourage the shift of freight traffic from road to rail in the Netherlands. The scheme, which will run from 2019 to 2023, will be open to all railway companies operating in the Netherlands that have an access agreement with […]

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Dutch PM Rutte hopes agreement will be reached on #EUTopJobs

Dutch PM Rutte hopes agreement will be reached on #EUTopJobs

| July 2, 2019

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (pictured) on Tuesday (2 July) said he hoped EU leaders would reach a decision on filling the bloc’s top posts, but declined to speculate about the chances of Dutchman Frans Timmermans becoming the next European Commission president, writes Anthony Deutsch. “I hope a majority will eventually be found for someone, in combination […]

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