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1 Orange the World: Stop Violence Against Women

The annual international “16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence” campaign runs from November 25 (International Day Against Violence Against Women) to December 10 (International Human Rights Day). It symbolically links violence against women and human rights and emphasizes that such violence is a violation of human rights. This 16-day period also includes other significant dates such as November 29 (International Women Human Rights Defenders Day) and December 1 (World AIDS Day) and exists since 1991.

2 Dutch Economy Grows with 0.7 percent

Investments and a slight increase in export among others causes the growth. Also consumers have spent more money.

3 National Climate Change Conference 2016 leads to significant reduction in CO2

During the National Climate Change Conference 2016, representatives from the business community, authorities and NGOs set down agreements aimed at reducing CO2 emissions by a total of 17.6 megatons. This was the finding of a study conducted by Ecofys. The reduction equates to 9 percent of total emissions in the Netherlands, which in turn is the equivalent of the CO2 emitted by 2.2 million households, or 7 million passenger cars. The conference is an initiative of Dutch Environment Minister Dijksma.

4 Embassy closed

On 31 October and 1 November the embassy will be closed

5 Adria increases number of weekly flights to Amsterdam during the winter

Ljubljana-based carrier Adria Airways will increase the number of flights on some routes but also terminate the connection to Berlin as it switches to the winter schedule at the end of October.

6 World Dairy Summit in Rotterdam

From 16-21 October 2016 the World Dairy Summit will take place in Rotterdam. The Summit is the major global annual gathering of dairy associations, companies and experts.

7 The Dutch professor Ben Feringa wins the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

A tiny lift, artificial muscles and miniscule motors. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 is awarded to Bernard L. Feringa (University of Groningen), Jean-Pierre Sauvage, and Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and for their design and production of molecular machines. They have developed molecules with controllable movements, which can perform a task when energy is added.

8 Dutch Design week Eindhoven

In October of each year, Dutch Design Week (DDW) takes place in Eindhoven. The biggest design event in Northern Europe presents work and ideas of more than 2500 designers to more than 275,000 visitors from home and abroad. In more than hundred locations across the city, DDW organises and facilitates exhibitions, lectures, prize ceremonies, networking events, debates and festivities.

9 Response Dutch PM Rutte on first results criminal investigation MH17

This morning the families of the victims of the MH17 disaster were briefed by the Joint Investigation Team on the initial findings of the criminal investigation into the downing of flight MH17. These findings concern the weapon used to down flight MH17, the location from which it was fired and the Buk missile system’s route of transport.

10 Transavia airline starts flying between Ljubljana and Amsterdam

KLM subsidiary Transavia will start flying between Ljubljana and Amsterdam on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays as of April 4, 2017.