The 450,000 households connected to district heating will know more about “their” energy ceiling price. The normal tariff ceiling is not always suitable for households with a collective connection to gas, heating or electricity (block connection). The scheme must go through the tax and customs administration, because it is known who has a block connection. In any event, the system for these households will not come into force until 2023.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Sigrid Kaag is in Suriname for the cabinet’s apology for the Netherlands’ slavery past. She will meet there with members of the government and civil society organisations. Interest groups are unhappy with the course of events surrounding Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s speech scheduled for December 19. Among other things, the date would come too soon. A number of organizations have therefore filed for interim measures, but their requests were rejected yesterday afternoon.

Those who live in Maastricht and need to catch an early flight to Schiphol can now get there by night train. And that for only 10 euros. Carrier Arriva offers the service. Even if you arrive at the airport in the early morning, you will be served at your complete disposal. At the beginning of 2023, a night train will also follow from Groningen to Schiphol.

Speaking of transport to Maastricht: people are less satisfied with the nearby airport. Today, the provincial executive of Limburg decides on the future of the airport. Opponents use this event to act. At 9 o’clock in the morning, our journalist will tell you live from Maastricht what will happen and the scale of the demonstration. At RTL Z, channel 11 or 12.

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