Main debate continues | Towards a universal charger | And the Keurslager ‘greatest Liegebeest’

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The most important debate of the year continues. The leaders of the political parties discuss the ideas of the outgoing cabinet on the new budget. The most important plans can be found here, and here you will find the most important tax plans of the cabinet. And do you want to know what to look out for during the General Political Reflections? Then read on here.

The cybersecurity budgets announced on Budget Day are not realistic. Several experts in the field warn against this. It is true that the AIVD and the MIVD gain millions, but that does not help the total digital resilience of companies and citizens. More than 800 million euros would have to be added for this.

Tired of the huge collection of chargers and cords for all kinds of electronic devices at home? There is hope on the horizon in the form of a bill for a universal charger. That would suffice for us with one copy – although that will take several years, because both the Member States and the European Parliament still have to vote on the proposal.

According to Wakker Dier, the Keurslager is ‘Liegebeest of 2021’. That is a ‘prize’ from the animal rights organization for misleading claims about animal welfare. “The Association of Keurslagers makes various claims in the field of animal welfare, but it does not impose any animal welfare requirements on the range,” says Wakker Dier. De Keurslager beats the PlanetProof dairy label and the Dutch chicken sector.

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Attention home buyers. Next year you can buy a more expensive house with NHG. The upper limit for that insurance will increase: from 325,000 euros now to 355,000 euros next year.

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Particulate matter, nitrogen, carbon: they all appear to have adverse effects on your health even faster than previously thought. Reason for the WHO to adjust its recommended exposure limits downwards. The result: the air in the Netherlands is no longer healthy anywhere.

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The Chinese real estate behemoth Evergrande is in dire straits and may even drag the global economy into its trap. Investors are getting nervous. Where did it go wrong?

This could come along at the coffee machine:

  • Someone has to be last in the game of course during the most important debate of the year
  • Pin with a card? That’s soooo 2020
  • Two French monks arrested for arson in 5G masts
  • For the first time, a hydrogen-powered racing boat is sailing along during the Groningen New Energy Regatta
  • None other than Leonardo DiCaprio invests in Dutch cultured meat

Good day!

ps No new policy? Maybe a year of brushing nothing away is the necessary evil before we make more sensible new policy, writes Piet Rietman.

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