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Dutch join backlash at expensive drugs by making their own

08 Mar 2019

AMSTERDAM In a radiation-proof room at the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam, Emar Thomasa sits behind shielded glass as he carefully measures and mixes lutetium octreotate, an intravenous treatment for certain types of cancer.

Dutch state's Air France-KLM raid shows interventionist mood

27 Feb 2019

AMSTERDAM/PARIS When Air France's new Canadian chief executive met Dutch politicians in The Hague on Feb. 15, he unknowingly set in motion a new chapter in European aviation nationalism.

Air France-KLM shares slump on surprise Dutch stake buy

27 Feb 2019

AMSTERDAM/PARIS Shares in Air France-KLM fell sharply as the Dutch government amassed a 14 percent stake in the airline to counter French influence, in a surprise move highlighting tensions over the company's strategic direction. | Video

Dutch state's Air France-KLM raid shows interventionist mood

27 Feb 2019

AMSTERDAM/PARIS When Air France's new Canadian chief executive met Dutch politicians in The Hague on Feb. 15, he unknowingly set in motion a new chapter in European aviation nationalism.

European Commission's Timmermans meets hostile reception in Hungary - report

22 Feb 2019

AMSTERDAM Local media and several unidentified people "intimidated" the lead candidate for the main left-leaning grouping in the European Parliament when he visited Hungary last week to campaign for the upcoming European elections, Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported on Friday.

European Commission's Timmermans meets hostile reception in Hungary: report

22 Feb 2019

AMSTERDAM Local media and several unidentified people "intimidated" the lead candidate for the main left-leaning grouping in the European Parliament when he visited Hungary last week to campaign for the upcoming European elections, Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported on Friday.

TomTom warns of lower revenue ahead, shares slide

06 Feb 2019

AMSTERDAM TomTom warned of weaker-than-expected growth in automotive revenue this year following the sale of its Telematics fleet management business, sending shares in the Dutch navigation company lower.

Ivory Coast ex-president Gbagbo freed by Hague court

01 Feb 2019

THE HAGUE Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo was freed from detention by the International Criminal Court on Friday, under the condition that he will stay in the country that accepts to take him in and that he will return to the court when asked to do so.

Lighting maker Signify fourth-quarter earnings beat, sees steady margins

01 Feb 2019

AMSTERDAM Signify, the world's largest maker of lights, on Friday reported a better-than-expected rise in fourth-quarter core earnings, despite falling sales, and retained its margin forecast for 2019.

Seeking thrifty ways to cut pollution, Rotterdam links up with hybrid BMW owners

26 Jan 2019

ROTTERDAM As Daan Hosli's hybrid BMW glides into downtown Rotterdam, it passes a virtual boundary into the city's "electric-only zone" and his mobile phone trills out a reminder to switch off his combustion engine and drive on battery power. | Video

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