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Official opening The 200 guests included Governor Theo Bovens representing the Dutch Province of Limburg, Mr. Sjraar Cox, Mayor of Sittard-Geleen, where SABIC is based, Bert Kip, CEO of Brightlands Chemelot Campus and Henny Jacobs, Director Investment Projects Netherlands, Foreign Investment Agency. With one push of the button, Governor Bovens and Peter Borman unveiled a work of art by Marcel Timmers, symbolizing engagement and expertise.   Bert Groothuis, Director Corporate Sustainability Europe: “This research centre is the lat... Read More »

UvA student Livio Bod wins Wege Prize 2016

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Spaak+ At the final round on 14 May, the Spaak+ team successfully pitches their plan for a waste (water) treatment system that has minimal environmental impact while at the same time adhering to the strict regulations that apply in the medical sector. In addition to Livio Bod, the team consisted of Dan Mulder (Sustainable Business and Innovation, Utrecht University), Josephine Nijstad (Urban Systems Engineering, Wageningen University) and Martijn Savenije (Urban Environmental Management, Wageningen University). About the Wege Prize The Wege ... Read More »

Spyker successfully exits moratorium


After almost 8 months since entering into moratorium of payment (the equivalent of the American Chapter 11 proceedings) on December 2nd ,2014, Spyker N.V. and its subsidiary Spyker Automobielen B.V. (collectively "Spyker" ) successfully exited moratorium on July 29th, last at 11.59pm. Since no creditor filed an appeal with the Dutch Supreme Court, the ruling of the Appeals Court of July 21st, last became final, confirming an earlier decision of the District Court which had already ratified the proposed creditor settlement on May 13th, last. ... Read More »

New TomTom START Navigation Series Launches


Drivers will welcome the `average speed limit' information. Measurement of average speed on road networks is becoming popular, via an average speed check camera. The new TomTom START series provide a feature that will ensure that drivers are aware of their average speed for safer driving. The inclusion of Lifetime Maps ^1 means that drivers don't need to worry about paying for map updates during the lifetime of the product. And people can trust that TomTom's maps are the most accurate available on the market. TomTom's Advanced Lane Guidan... Read More »

KLM starts direct services to Genoa and Valencia


I am proud that we are able to offer our customers no less than seven new European destinations this year. A direct flight to our Schiphol hub means we can connect passengers to our global network. We increased the number of KLM’s Italian destinations between 2012 and 2016 from four to seven, thereby strengthening our position significantly. In addition to Valencia, KLM will also introduce service to the Spanish destinations of Ibiza and Alicante this year. Pieter Elbers - KLM President & CEO Genoa Genoa, Italy’s sixth largest city, is... Read More »

Finance ministers meeting in Amsterdam


The finance ministers of all the EU’s 28 member states discussed, among other things, ways to strengthen the European Banking Union, the Panama Papers and the financial sector´s contribution to a sustainable and stable economy. The discussion of Banking Union considered the risk of countries in financial stress dragging down banks with significant holdings of sovereign debt. The Netherlands Presidency had placed this issue on the agenda. ‘We discussed the issue in depth,’ said Mr Dijsselbloem. ‘It’s reassuring to note that everyone recognise... Read More »

Amsterdam Tattoo Convention 2016


The Tattoo, Art and Street Art Convention has been a must-attend event for all tattoo lovers for years now, and of course still is. From traditional hand-poked tattoo to New School / cartoon style, from realistic to dot work, all tattoo styles are represented at this convention and everyone is welcome at this ever-friendly event. Visitors can of course be tattooed, or simply admire the art of tattooing. One can shop and stroll along the various colourful stands with clothing, piercing, jewellery, and much more. The Grimeshop shows body paint... Read More »

BlauStein Awarded with the Holland Quaestor Quality Mark


The Quality Mark of Certified Trustworthy Company is awarded to BlauStein in recognition of meeting the certification criteria, which pertain to five core values: integrity, independence, reliability, sustainability, and professionalism; as well as to five conditions: internal organisation, systems, procedures, expertise and training, and management’s leadership and commitment towards integrity and ethical behaviour. The Quality Mark of Certified Trustworthy Company is awarded by the Stichting AQTO (Assured Quality & Trustworthy Organisa... Read More »

Tele2 Netherlands boosts network capacity, indoor coverage with Nokia LTE small cells


Nokia's Flexi Zone solution has already been installed at Tele2's new flagship store in Amsterdam, which will open soon, to provide a stunning experience to subscribers, testing new phones and the performance of Tele2's LTE network. Flexi Zone creates a network of low-power LTE access points that can easily complement an operator's existing macro base station-based infrastructure, thus delivering ultra-fast broadband speeds to subscribers. Overview of the products delivered by Nokia: Flexi Zone solution including the industry's smalles... Read More »

Unilever announces new chairman


Unilever announced that it is proposed that Dr. Marijn Dekkers, one of Europe's leading global business figures, will succeed Michael Treschow as Chairman of Unilever N.V. and Unilever PLC. He will be nominated for election to the Boards at the Annual General Meetings in April 2016. Dr. Dekkers is currently Chief Executive Officer of Bayer AG and, as announced by Bayer AG earlier today, he will step down from this role at the end of April. Michael Treschow will retire from Unilever at the 2016 AGMs after having served Unilever's usual max... Read More »

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