Satudarah is expanding to Antwerp and Duisberg as a number of its clubhouses are in the process of being shut down in the Netherlands. They are reportedly strengthening ties with the Bandidos.
Monday is Queen's Day. Hundreds of hacker sites were taken offline Wednesday when a site introduced a "Hang the Queen theme night" with a picture of the Queen with a rope around her neck. Leaseweb was ordered to take down the relevant IP address, which in turn shut down hundreds of other sites.
VDL of Eindhoven is reportedly in the midst of a deal to take over Nedcar in Born. They are talking with BMW which would like to see if it can build its X1 and mini countryman at the plant starting in 2014. It does mean current Nedcar employees will be laid off soon and will have to see if they get jobs in a very tentative scenario at the moment:
Lex Hoogduin is suggesting pension funds be replaced by savings accounts since the current system is too opaque. This would in my mind make it way fairer for young pension savers.
And one for my competitors, which was in the international news anyway: