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Council of Europe: ‘The Dutch administrative culture works, but could be better’

The Netherlands is 'a well-functioning state with strong democratic institutions and guarantees for the rule of law'. This is what the Venice Commission...

Purmerend fast natural gas-free? It will work, says the alderman. No, say the officials

Seated under a suspended ceiling, in front of a white, bare wall, Paul van Meekeren looks at his screen. The alderman for Sustainability...

Battle of attrition De Dansmarathon could not do much harm, according to experts

One candidate passed out, two were carried away on stretchers, the winner danced on crying and stared blankly ahead afterwards. The Dance Marathon, this...

Informers want to involve victims of the Allowance Affair in cabinet formation

Informers Wouter Koolmees (D66) and Johan Remkes (VVD) want to involve victims of the Allowances affair and the Groningen gas problem in the formation....

The dishwashing brush does water ballet

It was time for a new washing-up brush and there was no need to skimp on it. We thought of a Sorbo –...

Is moderately vaccinated Urk now better protected than the rest of the country?

How is it possible that there is no outbreak of the coronavirus in Urk for the time being, while the virus does flare up...

Russia closes NATO mission in response to expulsion

Russia will close its NATO mission in Brussels on 1 November. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced this on Monday, international news agencies...

Watercolor Van Gogh auctioned by Christie’s after deal between heirs

A stunning watercolor by Vincent van Gogh will on November 11 at Christie's in New York are auctioned. The sale is...

Theater maker Sam Bogaerts wanted credibility and reality on stage

It could blow bad in that desolate parking lot a stone's throw from the North Sea, where Sam Bogaerts played a weathered captain during...

Former US minister Powell (84) dies from Covid-19 consequences

Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell has died at the age of 84 from the effects of Covid-19. Powell's family reports this...

Regional broadcaster scales down football coverage after attacking reporters

Omroep Gelderland will partly stop reporting on football matches. It continues to report from the stadium, but not from the public space around...

Ronnie Flex conquers the hall with musical honesty

Ronnie Flex is playing 'out' tonight, the born Rotterdammer is on stage in an Amsterdam theater. When a dilemma is presented to him...

OM: Peter R. de Vries was murdered with a converted gas pistol

The police have found the weapon with which Peter R. de Vries was almost certainly shot on Tuesday, July 6 of this year. ...

ABN: Corporate profits until 2023 at risk due to high gas prices

Companies are in danger of getting into financial trouble due to the sharply rising gas prices. The price increases have major consequences for...

Airbnb removes more than three quarters of advertisements in Amsterdam after registration obligation

Rental platform Airbnb has removed more than 80 percent of its existing advertisements in Amsterdam after the introduction of a landlord registration obligation. ...

The Dance Marathon degenerated into fatigue porn

Sunday afternoon tweeted The Correspondent-journalist Johannes Visser: “Be happy with the idea that @ArjenFortuin is now looking back at 50 hours of dance marathon.”...

Philips revenue loss due to problems with sleep apnea equipment

Philips' sales declined by 7.6 percent in the third quarter of this year compared to a year earlier. In total, the company achieved...

At least 25 dead in floods in India

At least 25 people have died in India after flooding caused by heavy rainfall. Rescue workers are still looking for survivors, according to...

Beirut holds its breath after shootings

Hussein Hamdar receives grieving relatives in his modest home in the Chiyah district of central Beirut. During the Lebanese Civil War, his grandfather...

Diversity Day – NRC

Due to Diversity Day, my work has devoted a lot of attention to 'Diversity and Inclusion'. During dinner, my daughter (3 years old)...

‘Imperfect’ new novel – NRC

Can you call a book a novel if you only list your own experiences of recent years in chronological order? The French bestselling...

The Warlike Queen – NRC

Napoleon was not fond of women with a mind of their own and it is therefore no wonder that he hated Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz,...

The weapon called communication

Communication is a powerful weapon. According to Mayor René Verhulst of Ede in Gelderland. And strangely enough, he's not talking about the...

The age at which you become invisible as a woman

Julie Delpy is an anomaly in the movie world. The now 51-year-old French actress experienced her greatest public success in the beforetrilogy by...

Tesla’s record price doesn’t tell the whole story

At Tesla, they want nothing more than to continue the extraordinary year 2020. Despite the corona pandemic, which halted production at the US...

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