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More young Dutch with fake IDs end up at HALT (24 April 2017)
More and more young Dutch end up at the youth crime intervention office HALT for using a fake identity card. Last year a total of 428 young Dutch were sent to HALT for using a fake ID, compared to 350 in 2015. In the first four months of this year, HALT already gave alternative sanctions to 147 teenagers for using a fake ID. More >>
A ban on alcohol sales at Schiphol? (4 April 2017)
Dutch pilots and cabin crew unions are calling for a ban on the sale of alcohol at Schiphol airport and a blacklist of passengers who misbehave. More >>
Amsterdam to expand ban against drinking booze on the street (14 March 2017)
Amsterdam is expanding its ban against drinking alcohol on the streets of the city center. From Wednesday you are not allowed to drink alcohol around the supermarket behind the Royal Palace and on the streets around the Leidseplein. More >>
MP will introduce bill in order to liberalize alcohol sales (11 March 2017)
Liberal MP Erik Ziengs (VVD) will shortly introduce a members bill to change the current Alcohol Licensing and Catering Act. Dutch Institute for Alcohol Policy STAP managed to lay hands on the document. More >>
Majority in the Dutch Parliament adopted four motions regarding alcohol policy (1 March 2017)
A majority in the Dutch Parliament adopted last week four motions regarding alcohol policy. More >>
Criticism of EUCAM on research commissioned by STIVA (9 January 2017)
The European Centre for Monitoring Alcohol Marketing (EUCAM) criticized today the research report 'Social Media Age Check Alcohol-adverteerders' by R2 Research commissioned by the Foundation for Responsible Alcohol consumption (STIVA), an association of Dutch manufacturers and importers of beer, wine and spirits. More >>