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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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#Huawei – Openness, collaboration and development: Building a secure #DigitalSociety

#Huawei – Openness, collaboration and development: Building a secure #DigitalSociety

| June 11, 2019

The GSMA Mobile 360 Series was held recently in The Hague under the theme ‘Security for 5G’, bringing together representatives from global carriers, equipment vendors, governments, and industry regulators. This event intends to drive consensus – across Europe and the globe at large – on 5G cyber security assurance, testing, and certification schemes. Sean Yang, […]

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Where should the #Dutch go with their new policy towards #China?

Where should the #Dutch go with their new policy towards #China?

Recently, the world has become more heated. The Sino-US trade war is at a peak, and the parties in the South China Sea began military exercises. For the EU, these days are not calm, similar to China and the United States with their own internal and external troubles – writes Ying Zhang, Erasmus Rotterdam School […]

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#Germany gets #Netherlands on board for #GlobalTax revamp

#Germany gets #Netherlands on board for #GlobalTax revamp

| April 4, 2019

Germany and the Netherlands have agreed to back global efforts to revamp international tax rules for the digital era, as part of efforts by the Dutch government to clean up its reputation as a major enabler of corporate tax avoidance, writes Michael Nienaber. The emergence of internet giants such as Google, Facebook and Amazon has […]

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#Hindus ask for permanent exit of #DutchBlackPete

#Hindus ask for permanent exit of #DutchBlackPete

| February 12, 2019

In view of the Virginia (US) governor blackface controversy, Hindus are asking for the permanent departure of Dutch Black Pete (Zwarte Piet). It is time for the negative, offensive, racist and discriminatory caricature of Black Pete to vanish from the traditional festivities of Netherlands, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed stressed in a statement in Nevada (USA) […]

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