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Dutch eco-friendly smartphone goes on sale
After a successful crowd-funding campaign, the company Fairphone from the Netherlands has started the delivery of their eco-friendly smartphone. Fairphone guarantees that their handset will contain only conflict-free minerals, tin and coltan from...
The Netherlands ranks 8th in international corruption index
The Netherlands ranks among the least corrupt countries in the world. Transparency International has released its Corruption Perceptions Index for 2013, revealing that the Netherlands is in 8th position. This is slightly lower that in 2011, when the...
Holland's healthcare is best in Europe again
The Netherlands remains No. 1 in Europe for health care. This is the result of the annual study by the Euro Health Consumer Index (EHCI) 2013, examining the performance of 35 national healthcare systems in Europe. The Netherlands comes out best,...
Dutch engineers win International Tunnelling Award
Dutch engineering firm Strukton Civiel has won an International Tunnelling Award in recognition of its ‘Metrostation CS’ project – part of Amsterdam’s new North-South Line subway system. The ‘Metrostation CS’ project received an award in the...
Eternal Sun from Holland wins Silicon Valley prize
Dutch firm Eternal Sun has won a Global Ideas Award at the Clean Tech Open global forum in San Jose, Silicon Valley. The company supplies solar simulators that enable efficient testing of solar panels. Yield tests are essential for the success of...
Dutch supply semi-synthetic grass for World Cup stadia
Many of the 2014 World Cup football matches will be played on Dutch grass as carpet and tile manufacturer Desso is delivering a combination of artificial and real grass to a number of the Brazilian stadia. Desso has invested heavily in the...
Netherlands to host Nuclear Security Summit 2014
The 2014 Nuclear Security Summit, on March 24th and 25th, will be the largest summit ever held in the Netherlands, with some 58 world leaders in attendance. The aim of the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS), an initiative of President Obama, is to reduce...
Dutch climate mitigation expertise for Indonesia
Indonesia faces many challenges regarding water management, including land subsidence, groundwater extraction, flooding and drought. To help address these challenges a new joint cooperation programme (JCP) between Dutch and Indonesian partners has...
Dutch tea bag research helps predict climate change
Can tea bags help us protect the planet? Ecologists at the University of Utrecht seem to think so, as they have, together with an international group of scientists, devised a novel method for gaining data on climate change, involving the humble...
Holland now the world's biggest exporter of tomatoes
The Netherlands has overtaken Mexico to become the world’s biggest exporter of tomatoes, the Dutch newspaper AD reports. New export figures show the Dutch horticultural sector exported 16 percent more tomatoes in 2012, to the value of $1.8 billion...