Good morning! The Prime Minister of Poland defends in Strasbourg the verdict that Polish law sometimes exceeds EU law. And in Eindhoven, European design awards will be awarded.
But first the weather: The day starts grey with light rain or drizzle from time to time. This afternoon it gets dry from the southwest and the sun breaks through. At 17 to 20 degrees, it is very soft.
Are you going on the road? Here you can find the list of traffic jams and operations. Check the train timetable here.
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Everyone with basic insurance with health insurance provider DSW will pay 3.25 euros a month more next year, bringing the premium to €127.75. DSW will be the first insurer with the basic premium for next year each year. The increase is caused, among other things, by the increasing use of expensive medicines and wage increases in healthcare.
With Prinsjesdag, the demissionary cabinet expressed the expectation that the average health premium would increase by 2.75 euros per month, but there was no increase in wage increases for healthcare staff. They are paid with a higher healthcare premium.
Other news from the night:
And then this:
In Nijmegen, the municipality apologized for the ‘minibos‘ of an elementary school was accidentally grounded. The tiny forest was almost the size of a tennis court and was planted by the primary school children two years ago. There were all kinds of plants and trees, which were now 1.5 to 2 metres high. The cost of building the miniforest amounted to 22,000 euros.
“It‘s really been a human mistake of someone who just hit the ground from the other side and didn’t see the signs, which says it‘s a tiny forest,” says a spokesman for the mowing company to Omroep Gelderland. “We’re also going to make sure we get back to school.”