23 March 2018 • nua

Almost half a year ago, I took News from Amsterdam out of the moth balls to cover the local election campaign. The campaign is over, and News from Amsterdam will be put back on hold. I will continue writing about Amsterdam on my blog occasionally. »»

Election event on Monday for internationals in Amsterdam

17 March 2018 • nua

Green party GroenLinks is hosting a Rock the Vote event on Monday, where party leaders of GroenLinks, PvdA, SP, D66 and VVD will pitch their ideas for Amsterdam. An estimated 89,000 internationals are eligible to vote in the local election next Wednesday. »»

Amsterdam to get English-language commercial court

9 March 2018 • nua

A commercial court will be created in Amsterdam where international disputes can be litigated in English. The Lower House has approved this decision yesterday. The court will be located in the court building at the IJdok. »»

Offering rental home to expats may constitute discrimination

9 March 2018 • nua

In the past, the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights has found that offering a home for rent exclusively to expats is discriminatory. The ruling has new relevance after a home in the former squat Slangenpand was offered ‘preferably for rent for expats’ by a real estate agent. »»

‘Consider banning lorries from Stadhouderskade’

6 March 2018 • nua

Rik Torn (council member for the VVD) has asked the city administration whether measures are needed to ban lorries from the Stadhouderskade in order to promote traffic safety. Various fatal accidents have occured, for example near the Ferdinand Bolstraat. Many accidents involved lorries, Torn indicated, adding that neighbourhood residents are concerned about traffic safety. »»

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