Mark Rutte

Taxpayers pick up bigger bill than NAM for Groningen earthquakes

A gas drilling site. Photo: Graham Dockery<p>Most of the earthquake damage caused to property in the northern province of Groningen is paid for directly …

Netherlands

Latest Groningen earthquake triggers nearly 3000 insurance claims

A condemned and shored-up cafe in Zeerijp. Photo: Graham Dockery<p>Nearly 3,000 insurance claims have been lodged for damage to property in the week …

Netherlands

EU warily awaits Borisov’s embrace

When the two big Borises of European politics — Britain’s foreign secretary Boris Johnson and Bulgaria’s prime minister Boyko Borisov — were spotted …

Europe

US ambassador to The Hague apologizes for making Muslim remarks after denial

Pete Hoekstra says statements about Muslim migrants in the Netherlands were ‘simply wrong’ after last month telling a TV interviewer they were ‘fake news’<p>The new US ambassador to The Hague has apologised for saying Muslim migrants had created “no-go zones” and “burned” politicians in the …

Donald Trump

Dutch PM Rutte: Britain must clarify post-Brexit relationship

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Tuesday called on Britain to clarify its future relationship with key trading partners after it leaves the European Union.<p>Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the VVD Liberal party campaigns for the 2017 Dutch election in The Hague, …

Brexit

Brexit Bulletin: Weak and Stable?

<i>Sign up to receive the Brexit Bulletin in your inbox, and follow @Brexit on Twitter.</i><p>Theresa May reshuffled her pack, keeping the delicate Brexit …

Brexit

This can be a year of reconciliation for Turkey and EU

Last year was a tough one for Turkey’s relations with the EU, and in particular with Germany, the most influential and powerful country in Europe. …

Turkey

New Austrian leader rejects talk of eastern EU alliance

SEGGAUBERG, Austria — Austria’s new chancellor on Friday rejected suggestions that his government will align broadly with eastern nations that have …

Migration

Is ice finally thawing between EU, Turkey?

Ending 2017 on a comparatively higher note, recent conversations and visits between officials from European countries and Turkey could help nudge …

Turkey

Iranians demonstrate against Islamic regime in Amsterdam, The Hague

The protests in Amsterdam. Photo: Michiel Wijnbergh via Hollandse Hoogte<p>Hundreds of people have attended demonstrations in Amsterdam and The Hague in …

Netherlands

Upstart Parties Write New Political Playbook in Europe

ROME—When the votes are counted in Italy’s election in March, the winner is likely to be the same that emerged from a number of 2017 ballots in Europe: No one.<p>From Germany to the Netherlands, voters have abandoned mainstream parties and thrown their support to upstart groups, making for a political …

World News

The year ahead — Mogherini on Iran — A subsidy-free Flemish farmer

By Ryan Heath with Harry Cooper | Send tips here | Subscribe for free | Listen to Playbook’s EU Confidential podcast | View in your browser<p>Good …

European News

24matins.uk

World<p>Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky were honored as USA Swimming's top male and female athletes of 2017 at the Golden Goggles awards on …

Sebastian Kurz

Macron: 2018 will be ‘decisive’ for Europe

In a New Year address, French President Emmanuel Macron said 2018 will be “decisive” for Europe and pledged to push forward with his drive for …

Greece

Europe: What surprises are in store for 2018?

<b>Talk about a poisoned chalice …</b><p>"You're the Europe editor," say the BBC powers that be. "Tell us what to look out for in 2018."<p>Yet if we've learned anything at all from the last couple of years in European politics, it's that hedge betting is a far more comfortable path to take than …

Brexit

Erdogan signals to warm up Turkey-EU ties after rowing whole year

Erdogan signals to warm up Turkey-EU ties after rowing whole year<p>Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves on December 27, 2017. (AFP …

News (China)

Six face charges over Rotterdam Turkish referendum riots

Dutch newspapers after the riots<p>Six people are to face charges following the rioting outside the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam this March, the …

Netherlands

2017: An election odyssey

At the start of 2017, Europe was braced for a sharp turn to the right.After Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election and the British …

Joseph Muscat

Turkey vows to improve ties with the Netherlands: Turkish media

Turkish flags hanging inside a building in The Hague. Photo: DutchNews.nl<p>Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told newspaper Hürriyet that he …

Turkey

Dutch councils vie to produce cannabis in bid to cut out criminals | Society

At least 30 companies want to get into the legal mass production of cannabis in the Netherlands, according to the mayor of the southern city of …

Cannabis

Yearender: Populist parties contained, but not defeated in Europe's election year - Xinhua

by Zheng Jianghua<p>BRUSSELS, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- The year 2017 has seen a sequence of elections across Europe, in most of which populist parties were …

News (China)

Dutch councils vie to produce cannabis in bid to cut out criminals

Netherlands trial is designed to stop gangs from supplying cannabis-selling coffee shops<p>At least 30 companies want to get into the legal mass production of cannabis in the Netherlands, according to the mayor of the southern city of Breda, whose council is among two dozen vying to take part in …

Cannabis

Populist movements in Europe: Lessons learned from 2017 and expectations over the coming year

2017 was expected to see populist parties landsliding all over Europe, which did not happen. Will 2018 follow the same path? Most probably not, says …

European News

If you were a market bear in 2017 you got burnt

US equity markets reached new highs seemingly on a daily basis for much of 2017<p>Tue, Dec 26, 2017, 12:16<p>Allegations of Russian interference in US …

Markets

U.S. envoy to The Netherlands apologizes for bizarre denials to Dutch TV

Pete Hoekstra, the new U.S.ambassador to The Netherlands, apologized Saturday for an embarrassing exchange with a Dutch TV journalist in which he dismissed as "fake news" that he had ever claimed the country had crime-ridden "no-go zones" controlled by a radical Islamic movement.<p>"That is actually …

John Kasich

Why Dutch Jews are up in arms over the handling of a kosher restaurant attack

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Two weeks ago, a 29-year-old man waving a Palestinian flag smashed the windows of a kosher restaurant with a wooden club, stealing …

Israel

Trump's ambassador to Netherlands in 'fake news' blunder

<b>The new US ambassador to the Netherlands has been caught out on Dutch television after a journalist quizzed him about comments he had made about Islamic extremism in the country.</b><p>Pete Hoekstra denied he had ever said there were "no-go zones" in the Netherlands, calling it "fake news".<p>But the …

Politics

Trump's ambassador to Netherlands in 'fake news' blunder - BBC News

Pete Hoekstra tripped himself up on Dutch TV<p>The new US ambassador to the Netherlands has been caught out on Dutch television after a journalist quizzed him about comments he had made about Islamic extremism in the country.<p>Pete Hoekstra denied he had ever said there were "no-go zones" in the …

Donald Trump

The two Europes

Italy has been wracked by economic crisis and the mass influx of refugees from the Med, and had a democratically government replaced by EU-backed …

David Leyonhjelm