Homeless students occupy university in Groningen and Dutch state must buy Tata Steel

A group of students has occupied the Academy Building of the University in Groningen and the parties VVD and CDA want the outgoing cabinet to consider whether Tata Steel in IJmuiden should be nationalized. These are the most important news topics of Thursday 9 September.

Homeless students occupy university in Groningen

A group of students has occupied the Academy Building of the University of Groningen. About 150 people took to the streets in the city to draw attention to the housing crisis, especially among international students. Hundreds of students have not yet been able to find a home this year. The students have announced that they will only leave if, among other things, their demand for more housing is met. You can read the whole article here.

Far-reaching plan: ‘The Dutch state must buy Tata Steel to tackle pollution’

VVD and CDA want the outgoing cabinet to consider whether Tata Steel in IJmuiden should be nationalized. That drastic step could be necessary to tackle the company’s extreme environmental and CO2 pollution. You can read the whole article here.

Thirteen Dutch people evacuated from Kabul

A group of thirteen Dutchmen left Afghanistan today and is on their way to Qatar. From the capital Doha they travel on to the Netherlands. It was the first international flight to depart Kabul after the evacuation operation ended at the end of August. The ministry cannot say how they got to the airport. You can read the whole article here.

‘Long traffic jams in rush hour will not return’

People have become so used to working from home that the long traffic jams during rush hour will not return for the time being. This is the conclusion of researchers from the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency after research. The outcome may have major consequences for planned expansions of highways and train connections. You can read the whole article here.

Kroondomein Het Loo closed to the public for months this year

A part of Kroondomein Het Loo in Apeldoorn will nevertheless be closed from September to December. If King Willem-Alexander still wants to claim government subsidy for the area from next year, he may only close it for another week, it was announced yesterday. You can read the whole article here.

Almost no more talk shows in the top 10 viewing figures

Viewers seem to be having a hard time finding the big daily talk shows this new television season. In the past five working days, there have been virtually no talk shows in the top 10 of most watched broadcasts. You can read the whole article here.

Corona figures

2403 new corona cases were registered between Wednesday morning and Thursday morning. This means that the average, which is now at 2496, falls again slightly after a few days in which the level had risen slightly.

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