Tag: the Netherlands

Commission approves €160 million Dutch scheme to compensate companies that offer special transport services which suffered due to #Coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves €160 million Dutch scheme to compensate companies that offer special transport services which suffered due to #Coronavirus outbreak

| July 1, 2020

The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules a €160 million Dutch scheme to compensate companies offering special transport services for specific groups such as children and elderly persons who are not able to take regular public transport to go to school or to certain social activities. In the Netherlands these special transport […]

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Commission approves €1.4 billion Dutch scheme to support small and medium-sized enterprises affected by #Coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves €1.4 billion Dutch scheme to support small and medium-sized enterprises affected by #Coronavirus outbreak

| June 30, 2020

The European Commission has approved a Dutch scheme, with an estimated budget of €1.4 billion, to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the state aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as amended on 3 April and 8 May 2020. The public support will take […]

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Commission approves compensation for early closure of coal fired power plant in the Netherlands

Commission approves compensation for early closure of coal fired power plant in the Netherlands

| May 13, 2020

The European Commission has concluded that the compensation of €52.5 million granted to coal-fired power plant Hemweg (pictured) by the Netherlands for the early closure imposed on the plant is in line with EU state aid rules. The measure will contribute to reducing CO2 without unduly distorting competition in the EU’s Single Market. On 11 December […]

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Heads of government hold second meeting of dialogue on #InvestmentCo-operation between #Kazakhstan and EU

Heads of government hold second meeting of dialogue on #InvestmentCo-operation between #Kazakhstan and EU

| October 16, 2019

Prime Minister Askar Mamin held a meeting with the heads of diplomatic missions of the European Union member states accredited in Kazakhstan as part of the Dialogue platform on the further development of investment co-operation. The parties discussed the results of the work done during three months after the first meeting on pressing issues of […]

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#JunckerPlan supports €50 million EIB loan for #CircularEconomy business in the Netherlands

#JunckerPlan supports €50 million EIB loan for #CircularEconomy business in the Netherlands

| July 31, 2019

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending Dutch company Boels Rental €50 million to acquire new vehicles, machinery and related equipment for its rental and leasing activities. The loan is guaranteed by the Juncker Plan’s European Fund for Strategic Investments, which allows the EIB Group to invest in more and often higher risk operations. Through […]

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#EP2019 – Timmermans effect helps Social Democrats surge in #Netherlands

#EP2019 – Timmermans effect helps Social Democrats surge in #Netherlands

| May 26, 2019

The Netherlands voted on 23 May, with a higher turnout than usual for a European Parliament election, reaching 42%, the highest since 1989. The exit polls suggest that the main winner is the Social Democratic Party (PvdA) with over 18% of the vote, writes Catherine Feore. Mainstream Dutch parties that support the EU took 70% […]

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Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

| September 27, 2018

On 24 September, the Alliance for Torture-Free Trade agreed to step up the pace of its efforts and work towards a United Nations instrument – such as a binding convention – to stop the trade in instruments for torture and the death penalty. The Alliance for Torture-Free Trade is an initiative of the European Union, […]

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