The Netherlands risks a clash with the European Commission

Competing rail carriers can claim compensation if the procedure has not been followed in accordance with Brussels rules. The government is sticking to its intention to award the operation of the most important intercity trains and local trains to the Dutch Railways. That is what State Secretary Vivianne Heijnen (Infrastructure and Water Management, CDA) said in the House of Representatives on Tuesday evening

Flight tax probably to 24 euros per flight

The air passenger tax means that flying from Dutch airports will become more expensive. The flight tax is expected to triple, from about 8 euros to about 24 euros per flight. This is stated in the elaboration of the Dutch plans to call on European billions from the recovery and resilience fund. In