Dutch Health Minister Ernst Kuipers Friday announced that regulations were being drafted so that euthanasia can be applied to that small group of children aged 1 to 12 for whom palliative care options are not sufficient to alleviate their suffering and who has such a serious illness or disorder that death is inevitable.
The Netherlands Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV) announced on 15 November that the fisheries sector will also receive support due to the high fuel costs. Fishermen's organizations call it a first step because the compensation is far too low.
Based on the so-called Energy Charter Treaty, ECT, which pretends to follow climate objectives, European energy companies have been suing their governments to protect their hydrocarbon investments in recent years. France and the Netherlands announced their intention to exit ECT last week saying it was not in line with the green plan. Italy pulled out in 2016, with Spain and Poland following in recent months. And more countries could follow, analysts say.
A shipment of 5,2 tons of cocaine bound for the Netherlands was seized in June, the Dutch police reported. An Uruguayan company involved in the shipment of 4,5 tons of cocaine was definitively closed by the government. An attempt to introduce cocaine in coffee bags to Europe was caught in Brazil, as well as another intended shipment of 4,5 tons of cocaine destined for Antwerp.
Farmers in the Netherlands are revolting over the government's plan to drastically reduce nitrogen emissions by 2030 and is pointing to agriculture and farmers as the worst offenders. But farmers have taken to the streets, blocking roads, and distribution centers, and there has been some serious incidents, including police opening fire on protestors,
The Netherlands offered its deepest apologies for the role played by Dutch peacekeepers in the Srebrenica genocide during the Balkans war when some 8,000 Bosnian Muslims were brutally murdered by attacking Bosnian Serb forces 27 years ago
The Government of The Netherlands has decreed a strict lockdown until January 14 on all non-essential activities due to the spread of the coronavirus Omicron variant. A daily cap of two visitors per household has also been decreed, which will be raised to four people for Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.
A Netherlands company has produced an additive that mixed with the feed given to cattle helps to mitigate methane gas emissions and its impact on climate change. Allegedly it is the first product to reach the European market following its approval by the European Food Safety Authority, EFSA.
Scores of protesters were wounded or arrested by police Friday in Rotterdam as people took to the streets in response to the Government's intentions to impose harsh, restrictive measures to curb the number of COVID-19 cases.
Netherlands Customs officers have seized what is considered the largest haul this year, over four tons of cocaine at the port of Rotterdam with an estimated value of US$ 362 million. The drug was found in soy bags that were destined for Portugal and are of Paraguayan origin using Uruguay as the port of transit.