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Netherlands goes to the polls

Around 12.9 million registered voters are entitled to go to the polls today to elect the 150 members of the House of Representatives or Tweede Kamer (the lower house). There […]

Government set to have problems in Senate after local elections losses

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) are set to face an even tougher legislative battle after losing seats in local elections held […]

Bert Koenders to be new Minister of Foreign Affairs

Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands will appoint Bert Koenders as the new Minister of Foreign Affairs today. He replaces Frans Timmermans who is to become a European Commissioner. […]

Downed MH17 triggers international political row

A diplomatic and international political row is growing following the downing of a Malaysian airliner over Eastern Ukraine in an area controlled by Russian separatists. The aircraft, a Malaysian Airlines […]