Tuesday will be another “busy day” at Schiphol after staff shortages caused chaos at the airport on Monday. Customers were stuck in queues for hours, some even fainting from spending so much time on their feet. And the situation is expected to continue into the summer holidays, a Schiphol spokesperson said to NL Times.
The Koninklijke Marechaussee intervened at Schiphol on Sunday evening due to a “threatening situation” at security caused by travelers who threatened to miss their flight. Spokespersons for Schiphol and the Marechaussee, a policing force that works as part of the Dutch military and is responsible for airport security, confirmed this on Monday after reports from De Telegraaf and NRC.
Airline group Air France-KLM wants to raise almost 2.3 billion euros by issuing shares. The company intends to use the money to pay back the state aid it received during the coronavirus crisis and strengthen its balance sheet. The Dutch government indicated that it wants to buy shares, Ministers Sigrid Kaag of Finance and Mark Harbers of Infrastructure confirmed to parliament.
Last year, the Dutch police and municipalities registered more reports of discrimination for the third consecutive year. The Institute for Human Rights and the National Ombudsman also received more reports than a year earlier. Complaints about discrimination by the government more than doubled, the Volkskrant reports based on a report published by knowledge center Art.1 on Tuesday.
The Netherlands launched a major investigation to make sure that there is no Nazi-looted art in its collection, including paintings hung in museums, parliament, the Senate, embassies, and other government buildings, RTL Nieuws reports.