Good morning! Rescue operations are underway again today in flood-affected Libya and the earthquake zone in Morocco. And it is the day of the European Speech from the Throne: President Von der Leyen of the European Commission will read out the so-called State of the EU in the European Parliament at 9 a.m.
First the weather: this morning the last showers will move southeastwards and in the afternoon the sun will break through in more and more places. With a moderate to sea quite strong north wind it will be 19 to 22 degrees.
Are you going on the road? Here you will find an overview of the work. And here you can see where work is being done on the track.
What can you expect today?
- Rescue operations are underway again today in both flood-affected Libya and the earthquake zone in Morocco. Thousands of people have died in both countries due to natural disasters. The death toll is expected to rise further.
- It is the day of the European ‘speech from the throne’. President Von der Leyen of the European Commission will read out the so-called State of the EU in the European Parliament at 9 a.m. With the elections coming up, it will be her last for a while. Therefore, fewer plans and more campaign language are expected.
- Big Bazar hears from the judge in Leeuwarden whether the bargain chain will be given more time to find a way out of its problems. It is the second time that the judge has considered this issue. More than a week ago, the judge refused to give Big Bazar a cooling-off period.
- Former minister Henk Kamp (VVD) is being heard by the inquiry committee that is investigating the government’s fraud policy. This concerns his ministerial positions in Social Affairs and Economic Affairs between 2010 and 2017.
What did you miss?
More and more international students continue to work in the Netherlands after their studies, reports the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Of the international students who graduated in the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 percent had a job in the Netherlands a year later. In previous years that percentage was around 20.
Many international students, especially with a diploma in services, computer science, education or technology, find a job in the Netherlands within a year after graduating. Students of management, business and human resources sciences or psychology often leave again. Less than a third of this group works in the Netherlands after a year.
Other news from the night
- Man arrested in Spain for groping reporter live on channel: video footage shows him tapping the journalist, who was reporting live on TV, on her buttocks.
- King Morocco visits earthquake victims in hospital: Mohammed VI spoke with some of the injured in the university hospital in Marrakech named after him.
And then this:
The police in The Hague reported to the Veilig Thuis hotline in response to parents who took their children to the Extinction Rebellion demonstration on the A12 on Saturday. It also happened to 10-year-old Vera and her father: