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Bart H. Meijer

Shell faces Dutch court as climate change activists demand end to emissions

01 Dec 2020

AMSTERDAM Environmental activists took Royal Dutch Shell to court on Tuesday, demanding the energy firm drastically reduce the production of oil and gas to limit its effects on climate change.

Greenpeace asks Dutch court to halt state aid for airline KLM

18 Nov 2020

AMSTERDAM Greenpeace on Wednesday asked a court to block the 3.4 billion euros (3.04 billion pounds) of state aid granted to the Dutch arm of Air France-KLM , arguing the government had failed to force the ailing airline to make its business more sustainable.

SSAB eyes Tata Steel's Dutch assets as European consolidation picks up

13 Nov 2020

STOCKHOLM/AMSTERDAM/MUMBAI Swedish steelmaker SSAB is in talks with Tata Steel about potentially buying the Indian group's Dutch steel mill in IJmuiden and related assets, it said on Friday.

UPDATE 2-ABN Amro shares fall as bank stays wary of COVID impact

11 Nov 2020

* Shares trade down 5.5% (Recasts with share price reaction, cautious outlook)

Dutch government rejects KLM coronavirus restructuring plan

30 Oct 2020

AMSTERDAM The Dutch government on Friday rejected a restructuring plan presented by Air France-KLM's Dutch subsidiary to cope with the effects of the pandemic due to what The Hague sees as insufficient commitment by the company's workers to wage freezes.

UPDATE 1-Dutch gov't rejects KLM coronavirus restructuring plan

30 Oct 2020

AMSTERDAM, Oct 30 The Dutch government on Friday rejected a restructuring plan presented by Air France-KLM's Dutch subsidiary to cope with the effects of the pandemic due to what The Hague sees as insufficient commitment by the company's workers to wage freezes.

U.S. on brink of rampant coronavirus spread, Europe hospitals strained

21 Oct 2020

NEW YORK/AMSTERDAM Nearly two-thirds of U.S. states were in a danger zone of coronavirus spread and six, including election battleground Wisconsin, reported a record one-day increase in COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday while the pandemic's resurgence in Europe strained hospitals.

Europe's hospitals under major stress as coronavirus cases surge

21 Oct 2020

AMSTERDAM/MADRID, Oct 21 Europe's hospital systems are at risk of buckling under the strain of soaring numbers of COVID-19 infections that have put the continent once again at the centre of the global pandemic.

Philips growth spurred by COVID-19 demand and distant care

19 Oct 2020

AMSTERDAM Health technology company Philips saw sales and profits jump in the third quarter, as the COVID-19 pandemic spurred demand for hospital equipment needed to help patients battling the disease. | Video

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