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No rise in freelancer tariffs, translation fees under pressure

    No rise in freelancer tariffs, translation fees under pressureFreelancer fees are not going up. Photo: Depositphotos.com

    The average hourly rate charged by freelancers in the Netherlands did not go up at all this year and remains €43, according to research by website Hoofdkraan.nl.

    However, the fees charged by social media consultants has gone down, as has the pay rate for freelancer teachers, the research

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    Apartment owner denies ‘western cooking only’ was part of the deal

      Apartment owner denies ‘western cooking only’ was part of the dealPhoto: Depositphotos.com

      The owner of two apartments at the centre of a media storm last week about ‘western cooking only’ has told the Volkskrant that she never made this a condition of renting out a flat.

      Last week, Iraqi expat Maysaa Munaf, was shocked when she inquired about an apartment at Executive Home Rentals and was told tenants who ‘cook f

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      Dutch banks and insurers fined €2.15bn since 2008 crisis

        Dutch banks and insurers fined €2.15bn since 2008 crisis Large Dutch banks and insurance companies have been fined a combined €2.15bn since the global credit crisis broke out 10 years ago this summer, the Financieele Dagblad revealed on Tuesday.

        But the lion’s share of the fines was awarded to foreign financial watchdogs, the FD said. Only about €100m found its way to Dutch authorities.

        The credit crisis

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        Tiger mosquito spreads in Weert but poses no danger, say authorities

          Tiger mosquito spreads in Weert but poses no danger, say authoritiesPhoto: Depositphotos.com

          Dutch consumer product safety board NWVA is taking measures to prevent the spread of tiger mosquitos to residential areas in Weert, public broadcaster NOS reports.

          The insects, which can carry and transmit viruses, were first found in a business park in Weert in July but it is unclear where they came from. Earlier instances

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          Utrecht is again best Dutch university in latest Shanghai rankings

            Utrecht is again best Dutch university in latest Shanghai rankingsPart of Utrecht University. Photo: Raph2009 via Wikimedia Commons

            Utrecht University has been hailed the best university in the Netherlands for 15 years in a row, in the latest annual Academic Ranking of World Universities, a list of the 500 best universities in the world compiled by the Jia Tong University in Shanghai.

            The survey put Utrecht top of

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            Men at centre of contaminated egg scandal must stay in jail, court says

              Men at centre of contaminated egg scandal must stay in jail, court saysPhoto: Depositphotos.com

              The directors of a Dutch company said to be at the heart of Europe’s contaminated egg scandal have been remanded in custody for two weeks while the investigation continues.

              The Chickfriend bosses – Martin van der B aged 31 and Mathijs IJ aged 24 – were arrested last Thursday. They face charges of endangering public health by

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              Making a porn film in church is not a criminal offence, public prosecutor says

                Making a porn film in church is not a criminal offence, public prosecutor saysPhoto: Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed via Wikimedia Commons

                The public prosecution department has decided not to take legal action against a porn company which used a Catholic church in Tilburg as the setting for one of its films, broadcaster NOS said on Tuesday.

                The Sint Jozefkerk authorities made a formal complaint against the makers of

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                Safety board investigates two Schiphol incidents, but says airport is safe

                  Safety board investigates two Schiphol incidents, but says airport is safePhoto: Wikimedia Commons

                  The Dutch safety board has carried out two investigations into ‘serious incidents’ at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport in the previous three months, the Parool said on Tuesday.

                  In one incident on April 21, the tail of a plane hit the ground during take-off, prompting a return to the airport after first dumping tonnes of fuel

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