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A table for two is hard to get in most restaurants tonight and there is a queue at the flower shop. Or… it’s Valentine’s Day. Request from your fellow travelers on the track: do not release balloons near the overhead wires.
There is little love to be found between nature lovers and racing fans. There has already been a lot of legal wrangling about the Formula 1 race in Zandvoort. Today, at the request of the Rust bij de Kust foundation, the Council of State is examining the nature permit. The session can be followed live.
We are out of the recession again, CBS will probably tell us today when they present the figures for the fourth quarter. It is mainly trade and the warm winter that will save us, economists expect. In the course of the morning we know for sure whether we can record a plus. Follow it all on TV and online at RTL Z.
There is another strike and this time at Fokker Elmo (not Sesamstraat). It is not about higher wages, but about a relocation scheme now that branches in Helmond and Hoogerheide are being closed and moved to Papendrecht. According to FNV, things are well arranged for Fokker Landing Gear, but not for the brothers and sisters of Fokker Elmo. “This involves thousands and sometimes tens of thousands of euros more per employee in compensation for the move to Papendrecht,” said the union.
Abdul does not find an internship and Joris does. Shame, of course, but it happens often. From now on, schools must help their students find an internship on the basis of the trainee’s wishes and skills, and the company must therefore take on that pupil. That is the essence of the internship pact that Minister Robbert Dijkgraaf (Education) is signing today. Because there is way too much discrimination. “With my mother’s Dutch last name, I was suddenly invited.”
This piece was shared the most yesterday: Large companies such as Amazon, Ahold and PepsiCo rely too much on offsetting CO2 emissions to meet their climate goals. For example, they plant trees or protect existing forest. But only a small proportion of these offset projects actually lead to lower emissions.
We think you should also read this: Shell Netherlands top woman Marjan van Loon will resign from her position on 1 April. Frans Everts will take over her activities. He has been working for the oil company for a long time. His current responsibilities include global communications within Shell.
And this you may have missed last night: Supermarkets charge a remarkably higher margin on organic canned and frozen vegetables than on non-organic products. As a result, the consumer unnecessarily pays more for organic peas, green beans and spinach, is the conclusion of a group of organic farmers after their own research.
This might come along at the digital coffee machine:
PS FNV starts a lawsuit against the baggage and freight companies at Schiphol because loading and unloading the suitcases would be too heavy. FNV opened a hotline and received more than 400 reports.
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