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Netherlands–Uganda project boosts local fintechs

Four years ago, the Dutch government launched the Netherlands Trust Fund IV (NTF IV) project in Uganda to empower fintechs, generate new technologies and teach them business basics. However, last month, the project that was implemented in partnership with the Dutch Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries …

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Netherlands to miss captain Van Dijk at Euro 2020

The Hague, Netherlands |  XINHUA |  Virgil van Dijk will miss this summer’s European Championships, as the Netherlands captain will not be fit in time for the start of the tournament. The Liverpool defender is working hard on his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee …

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Frank de Boer succeeds Koeman as Netherlands coach

Hague, Netherlands | XINHUA | Frank de Boer has been named as the new head coach of the national team of the Netherlands, the Dutch football association KNVB announced on Wednesday. After Ronald Koeman left ‘Oranje’ for FC Barcelona in August, the search for a new candidate started. Assistant Dwight Lodeweges …

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Built on sand: Dutch find unlikely ally against water

Trintelhaven, Netherlands | AFP | The Netherlands is deploying an unlikely ally as climate change intensifies the low-lying country’s age-old fight against floods: more than 666,000 truckloads of sand to shore up a crucial dike. While building on sand has traditionally been a byword for wobbly foundations, the Dutch say they …

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Tractor protest sparks ‘biggest’ Dutch traffic jam

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP |  Thousands of Dutch farmers drove their tractors on Tuesday to a huge protest against government climate policies, causing the country’ biggest ever traffic jams, officials said. The farmers travelled from all over the country to The Hague for the four-wheeled demonstration, saying they had …

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Dutch say the tax party’s over for multinationals

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP | Long criticized at home and abroad for being a haven for giant corporations, the Netherlands announced fresh measures Tuesday to crack down on tax breaks for multinationals. Business-minded Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, leading a fragile coalition, is backing a proposal originally tabled by …

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