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Bart H. Meijer

Dutch government to file suit against Russia over downing of MH17

10 Jul 2020

THE HAGUE The Dutch government on Friday said it would file a suit against Russia at the European Court of Human Rights over the downing of Malaysia Airlines passenger flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine six years ago.

Dutch McDonald's trials social-distancing restaurant

03 May 2020

AMSTERDAM Big Macs delivered on meal trolleys, hand sanitizers at the entrance and designated waiting spots to separate customers could become a feature of McDonald's restaurants in the Netherlands when they are allowed to reopen.

Air France-KLM CEO forfeits bonus under Dutch pressure

23 Apr 2020

PARIS/AMSTERDAM Air France-KLM Chief Executive Ben Smith said on Thursday he had given up his 2020 bonus, after a Dutch minister urged executive pay restraint in return for the billions of euros in government aid sought by the airline group.

Philips says modest growth possible, despite virus disruption

20 Apr 2020

AMSTERDAM Sales and profit margins at Dutch health technology company Philips could still rise this year, provided the coronavirus pandemic eases in the coming months and hospitals are able to restart elective operations, it said on Monday.

Takeaway shares soar as orders recover from lockdown dip

09 Apr 2020

AMSTERDAM Just Eat Takeaway shares jumped 10% on Thursday morning, as Europe's largest online food ordering and delivery company said orders had recovered strongly from a dip in March when many countries closed restaurants to fight the coronavirus.

ABN Amro takes $200 million hit on U.S. client felled by market turmoil

26 Mar 2020

AMSTERDAM ABN Amro's clearing business has suffered a net loss of around $200 million (168 million pounds) after an unidentified U.S. client got into difficulties during the market turmoil sparked by the coronavirus pandemic, the Dutch bank said on Thursday.

Philips warns protectionism could derail critical medical supplies

24 Mar 2020

AMSTERDAM Broad powers over U.S. factories brought in by President Donald Trump could fuel protectionism and jeopardize the supply of critical medical equipment to fight the coronavirus pandemic, Dutch health technology company Philips warned on Tuesday.

Dutch companies tell staff to stay home as coronavirus infections jump

11 Mar 2020

AMSTERDAM Dutch bank ABN Amro and chipmachine maker ASML on Wednesday ordered large parts of their staff to start working from home, as the number of people infected with the coronavirus in the Netherlands jumped sharply.

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