Bart H. Meijer

Dutch football fans score own goal with pandemic-defying bash

25 Sep 2020

AMSTERDAM Fans of Dutch soccer team Willem II Tilburg came under fire in the Netherlands for throwing a large party with no regard for social distancing rules to celebrate their team's return to European competition.

U.N. tribunal convicts Hezbollah defendant in Hariri assassination case

19 Aug 2020

LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands A U.N.-backed court on Tuesday convicted a member of the Hezbollah group of conspiring to kill former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri in a 2005 bombing that set the stage for years of confrontation between Lebanon's political forces. | Video

ABN Amro exits trade, commodity finance in wider industry shake-up

12 Aug 2020

AMSTERDAM ABN Amro is to end all trade and commodity financing after a series of losses, shedding 800 jobs as it joins a growing list of banks restructuring or reducing their commodities business to cut risk.

EssiLux case puts $8.5 billion GrandVision takeover in doubt

10 Aug 2020

AMSTERDAM EssilorLuxottica said on Monday that GrandVision's actions during the coronavirus crisis could provide grounds for ending its 7.2 billion euro ($8.5 billion) takeover of the Dutch eyewear stores operator.

REFILE-EU delays strict rule-of-law conditions for recovery fund

21 Jul 2020

BRUSSELS/AMSTERDAM, July 21 Hungary, Poland and the Netherlands all claimed victory on Tuesday after a European Union summit left open how to tie a new coronavirus recovery fund to democratic values, raising doubts about whether compliance would be possible or meaningful.

Surging demand for medical equipment puts Philips on course for second-half recovery

20 Jul 2020

AMSTERDAM Electrical equipment maker Philips said a recent surge in orders for scanners and other medical equipment should enable group sales and margins to rebound over the next six months from a slump in the second quarter.

Netherlands's Rutte holds out as deadlocked EU talks go into second day

18 Jul 2020

* First day of talks hits impasse after 13 hours of negotiations

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.

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