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Increasing mobility in a more sustainable country

Next year, the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment will be investing 6.2 billion euros in infrastructure, in order for ...

News item | 19-09-2017 | 15:15

More collaboration with China to sustainabilise the economy

The further sustainabilisation of the economy calls for knowledge sharing and close collaboration between the government ...

News item | 15-09-2017 | 09:09

Results of Making Waves: two winners and concrete deals

In addition to two winners, Making Waves – the event focused on smart and feasible ideas related to water, the climate, and more ...

News item | 08-09-2017 | 09:25

Minister Blok to raise the sentence for serious traffic offences

Minister Blok of Security and Justice is preparing legislation that will raise the maximum sentence for a number of serious ...

News item | 23-07-2017 | 18:00

The Netherlands to receive millions from Brussels for infrastructure

This year, the Netherlands will receive a grant of 97 million euros from Brussels for infrastructure projects. Rijkswaterstaat – ...

News item | 11-07-2017 | 13:08

Minister Schultz opens new testing ground for self-driving cars

The Netherlands is home to a new self-driving cars research and testing lab. Today, Minister Schultz van Haegen opened the new ...

News item | 26-06-2017 | 14:00

Rail freight transport booming in Europe

Freight transport by rail on the Rotterdam-Genoa connection, one of the main European routes, grew by 1.8 per cent in 2016. This ...

News item | 01-06-2017 | 14:32

Environmental agreement on global reduction of mercury use

On May 18th, in New York, the Netherlands will be ratifying an environmental treaty that addresses the dangers of mercury. By ...

News item | 22-05-2017 | 15:40

Study: shopkeepers see substantial reduction in use of plastic bags

Since the introduction of the ban on giving out free plastic bags, shopkeepers have seen consumers alter their behaviour. Now ...

News item | 24-04-2017 | 09:53

Self-driving vehicles to hit the roads

In the near future, self-driving vehicles with no driver on board will be seen on Dutch public roads. The cabinet, acting on a ...

News item | 28-02-2017 | 11:50