Government aid for Luxembourg floods is slow in coming

Residents of Echternach needed to be rescued from their houses flooded last July Photo Credit: Gerry Huberty Local towns devastated by last year’s floods have received just over 370,000 euros…

Environmental groups hold firm ahead of nitrogen talks

Environmental organizations are due to meet mediator Johan Remkes on Monday to discuss the nitrogen pollution crisis and say they will not accept watering down the government’s goals. “The number…

Pressure grows to change commemorations in Indonesia

The monument in The Hague. Photo: H. de Vegt via Wikimedia Commons The Netherlands will commemorate all the victims of the Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies on Monday…

Higher prices: maximum value added tax rate for magic truffles

Photo: Depositphotos.com Magic truffles, the psychedelic mycelium sold in smart shops in Amsterdam, should be subject to the 21% value-added tax rate because they are not classified as food, judges…

Missed flights? Travelers will be compensated, airports say

Photo: tupungato via Depositphotos Schiphol and Eindhoven airports have said they will compensate travelers who missed their flights due to long queues to get through security this summer. The deal…

Dutch cricketer Bas de Leede makes ‘sensational transfer’

Photo: KNCB.nl Dutch international cricketer Bas de Leede (22) has signed for Indian IPL franchise Mumbai Indians in what the Dutch cricket board says is “one of the most sensational…

Purchasing power is the big political hot potato right now

The all-important briefcase with budget plans. Photo: Ministry of Finance The four coalition parties have begun to finalize their fall budget and increasing purchasing power tops the list of problems…

It’s official: This weekend we will have a heat wave

Photo: Odi Busman This weekend, the Netherlands will be hit by an official heatwave, with temperatures rising above 25 degrees Celsius on five days and over 30 degrees Celsius on…

Trade along the Moselle slows as rivers dry up

Trade along the Moselle slows as rivers dry up Drought The Our and Upper Sûre rivers in northern Luxembourg have “particularly low and worrying levels”, the government said. The Our…

US seizes Russian oligarch’s plane with ties to Luxembourg

US authorities will try to seize this private jet, with tail number P4-MGU Photo Credit: Anna Zvereva/Wikimedia Commons By Simon Martin and Andrea Oldereide The United States will move to…