“If it's up to politics, we'll keep drinking” (21 March 2022)
Today Follow the Money published the first of three articles about Dutch alcohol prevention policy, or rather the way in which the alcohol sector opposes effective alcohol policy and politicians want to increase the availability of alcohol. Journalist Petra Wijnsema investigated how the game was played at the Alcohol Table of the National Prevention Agreement. More >>
Dutch cabinet lifts most remaining coronavirus restrictions (15 February 2022)
Tonight, Minister Ernst Kuipers of Health announced at a press conference that almost all corona measures will be lifted from 25 February. More >>
Thirty alcohol experts criticise ‘champagne hairdresser’ plans (28 January 2022)
Thirty academics and experts have criticised the Dutch government for plans to ‘blur’ alcohol laws so that entrepreneurs in shopping areas can combine retail and catering services, for example, serving champagne at bookstores or at hairdresser’s. More >>
As of tomorrow most venues open until 10 PM (25 January 2022)
Starting tomorrow, all cafes, restaurants, cinemas, museums and theatres can open their doors again from 5 AM to 10 PM. Nightclubs are not allowed to open yet. Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister Ernst Kuipers announced this tonight. The measures will apply for the time being 6 weeks. More >>
Catering venues will remain closed for at least another ten days (14 January 2022)
Cafés, restaurants, cinemas and theatres will remain closed for the next ten days. The cabinet did not consider further relaxation because the number of corona infections are increasing too rapidly in the fourth wave of the pandemic. More >>
Senate approves excise bill (21 December 2021)
Today the Senate approved the bill of State Secretary Hans Vijlbrief (D66) that amends the Excise Act. Vijlbrief's bill passed the House of Representatives on December 7, 2021. More >>

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