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EU budget rules on the slope? | First healthcare premium known | And Okura chief winks at retirement

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Morning Quiz! Will healthcare be more expensive or cheaper next year? Indeed, more expensive. And so you will also pay more for your health insurance. Relatively manageable suffering, fortunately: DSW increases the premium by 3.25 euros per month. The rest will follow soon.

Today in Brussels the kick-off is given for a new discussion on decent fiscal policy. Traditionally a great opportunity for Dutch finance ministers to make themselves immensely unpopular with southern countries. The question on the table: should we get rid of the strict rules on government debt and deficit? Until now, the Netherlands mainly thought that only one of those rules should first be enforced.

Who says hotel Okura, says Yamazato. The well-known Michelin star restaurant is perhaps the only authentic piece of Japan in the Netherlands. Chef Masanori Tomikawa (59) has been going through fire for more than three decades for this. Once started as a piccolo in Tokyo, now ambassador of Japanese cuisine in Amsterdam.

An elderly Nazi finally seems unable to avoid justice. 96-year-old Irmgard Furchner was a secretary at Stutthof concentration camp and will appear in court today on charges of complicity in the murder of 11,000 people. She was supposed to appear last month, but she had fled on her way to court.

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This piece was the most shared yesterday: Mortgage rates are on the rise. You heard it right: in the elevator. So up. Borrowing money is becoming more expensive. Explain that to today’s kids.

We think you should also read this: A 62-year-old man was not only scolding his retirement, but also a receptionist. That cost him dearly. An attempt at kiss earned him a blue card and instant dismissal.

And you may have missed this last night: We know that cigarettes are harmful to health. You hear that more often about social media. But is that comparison correct?

This could come along at the coffee machine:

Good day!

ps As a company, you can survive the busiest last months of the year by focusing on the finish line, just like marathon runners do during the last 10 km, writes Hidde de Vries.

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