A group of 40 large companies has expressed support for the climate law proposed by PvdA leader Diederik Samsom and GroenLinks leader Jesse Klaver. They are calling on the next government to anchor the long-term objectives of the Paris climate agreement in law in order to slow the pace of global warming.
SER says only sustainable farmers should receive support
The Social and Economic Council (SER) has advised the government that it should only support the 30% most sustainable livestock farmers. These leading businesses should be able to receive a loan easily from the bank, they should be given tax breaks and be allowed to experiment with rules,
VLD Nedcar is going to build a third model of the Mini for German car maker BMW, as well as a hybrid version in the future. Both decisions represent an enormous boost for the Dutch automotive industry and for employment in Limburg.
Commission finds that universities are performing better
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Teachers are better trained, students are more satisfied and fewer students are dropping out of university. The quality of higher education has greatly improved in the last four years, the committee established to review the performance agreements made by the universities with the government has concluded.
Agreement reached to prevent building along part of the coast
There is to be a ban on building along large parts of the North Sea coast from Zeeland to the Wadden Islands as a result of a national Coast Pact signed by provinces, coastal municipalities and nature and environmental organisations. Businesses in the leisure industry feel they have been bypassed.