NOS Nieuws•vandaag, 06:23
Good morning! Today a unique court case starts in Dordrecht. There is also a special test of defense in Groningen and the first quarter final of the KNVB Cup is on the program.
The weather: The day starts with a lot of clouds and especially in the middle, north and west of the country with some light drizzle or snow. But from the east it gets drier quickly and the sun breaks through at a maximum of 7 degrees.
Are you going on the road? Here you will find an overview of the activities. Check the rail timetable here.
What can you expect today?
The court in The Hague rules on the appeal against the area bans imposed by the Public Prosecution Service on eight Extinction Rebellion detainees last month. They had called for a protest on the A12 in The Hague. The Public Prosecution Service found this to be sedition, arrested them and imposed area bans. In Dordrecht, men are on trial in two cases because they allegedly secretly took off their condoms during sex, without their bed partner knowing. That is called stealthing, but because it is not a crime in the Penal Code, they have been charged with rape. As far as we know, such criminal cases have never happened before in the Netherlands. At Marnewaard in Groningen, defense specialists blow a hole in a dike with explosives. It’s a test. The hole could be an emergency measure in the event of a high water crisis. Whether that is really the case will be examined at the test blast. And tonight is the first quarter final of the KNVB Cup. FC Utrecht will meet the amateurs of SV Spakenburg at 8 p.m.
What did you miss?
Those who travel by regional transport must again take strikes into account. Some of the bus drivers and train employees are giving up work for a better collective labor agreement.
It is still unknown which lines will fall out. The transport companies call on travelers to check just before departure whether a trip is possible or not.
NS trains do run according to the timetable. Most buses, metros and trams in Rotterdam (RET), The Hague (HTM) and Amsterdam (GVB) will also run as normal. Employees of these companies are covered by a different collective labor agreement.
The strike is the first in a new series, which was announced before the weekend. The unions CNV and FNV plan to strike for a total of fifteen days over the next six weeks.
Other news from the night
And then this:
Many students are talking about this: the ‘trick’ of reducing your student debt slightly, by temporarily stopping your loan and not applying for it again until the basic grant has been introduced in September. But not all unlucky students – the generation that had to do without ‘stufi’ since 2015 – benefit from this trick. For some, it is simply too late, or temporarily not borrowing money is really not an option.
In this student house we found four students with four stories:
Broke now, cashing in stufi later: that trick doesn’t work for all students
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