More and more Dutch companies are victims of sanctions against Russia

1. VNO-NCW: More and more Dutch companies are carrying the bulk of Russia’s boycott

More and more companies in the Netherlands are ‘directly or indirectly’ affected by Western sanctions against Russia. This is what the business organizations VNO-NCW and MKB-Nederland warn against, BNR informs. Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online.

2. No space for new companies on the electricity grid in Limburg and N-Brabant

There will be a temporary stop for new companies wishing to connect to the grid for both the purchase and production of electricity in North Brabant and Limburg. Existing companies also get zero if they want a heavier connection. This is announced by the national network operator Tennet, reports Nu.nl.

In North Brabant and Limburg, the high-voltage grid is under maximum load due to the rapid emergence of heat pumps, charging stations, new businesses and the electrification of industry. The provinces call the lock on the electricity grid unacceptable.

3. Albert Heijn delivers homemade meals

Albert Heijn will soon take a new step in the home delivery market. With Meal Home, the supermarket chain delivers home-cooked meals to customers at home. The new step in the delivery market soon follows the announcement that Albert Heijn has entered into a partnership with Deliveroo and Thuisbezorgd in addition to its own delivery service. In Amsterdam, the supermarket chain competes cautiously with flash suppliers.

4. Uber and UN merge in Ukraine

The UN is collaborating with the Uber taxi app to deliver emergency aid in Ukraine. The UN World Food Program has scaled up operations in the country since the Russian invasion and uses a special version of the Uber app to deploy cars and vans within 100 kilometers of its warehouses to deliver goods to distribution points.

By the end of this month, the UN aims to supply more than 3 million Ukrainians a month with money and food. Uber provides the system free of charge to the UN.

5. Trainee feels used as a cheap (or free) employee

Nearly half of the trainees (44 percent) receive no compensation. It appears from a survey conducted by Interstedelijk Studenten Overleg among 4,886 surveyed students from higher education. And it hurts: more than a quarter feel used as a cheap employee.

Students find the allowances important because they cannot take a part-time job during their internship. In addition to the compensation, some of the students (19 percent) also feel that they are being given too much responsibility.

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7. At the coffee machine: Subscription to the coffee lover

HMSHost Holland introduces the first coffee to go subscription in the Netherlands with the ‘Koppie Koppie coffee subscription’. Travelers can sign up for a coffee-to-go subscription with Broodzaak subsidiary from this week. For twenty euros a month, they can pick up up to five cups of coffee a day at one of Broodzaak’s eighteen locations in the Netherlands.

HMSHost operates dozens of catering establishments at airports, train stations and shopping centers in the Netherlands with formulas such as Burger King, La Place, Starbucks, LEON and Broodzaak.

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