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Rutte's Dutch victory helps boost euro currency and European shares

After the Dutch election, EU leaders have been congratulating the country’s prime minster who beat the Eurosceptic anti-Islam Geert Wilders.

After the Dutch election, EU leaders have been congratulating the country’s prime minster who beat the Eurosceptic anti-Islam Geert Wilders.

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Europe takes comfort in Dutch result

After Brexit, after Trump, European politicians have taken comfort in the Dutch election results.

After Brexit, after Trump, European politicians have taken comfort in the Dutch election results.

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Dutch election: end of domino effect?

For governments across Europe facing a rise of nationalism, it appears there is a huge sense of relief.

For governments across Europe facing a rise of nationalism, it appears there is a huge sense of relief.

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Dutch election: what is next for the Netherlands?

The day after the elections in Netherlands what is the feeling and what are the expectations in the country and outside?

The day after the elections in Netherlands what is the feeling and what are the expectations in the country and outside?

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Dutch vote halts far-right's 'Patriotic Spring'

The day after the night before, campaigners from Avaaz celebrate the Dutch election results in the Hague.

The day after the night before, campaigners from Avaaz celebrate the Dutch election results in the Hague.

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Five takeaways from the Netherlands' election

Dutch reject populism … All the talk before the election was whether the Trump- and Brexit-inspired wave of ‘anti-establishment populism’ would wash into the…

Dutch reject populism … All the talk before the election was whether the Trump- and Brexit-inspired wave of ‘anti-establishment populism’ would wash into the…

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Dutch Prime Minister sees off challenge from anti-Islam Geert Wilders

Prime Minister Mark Rutte thanks the Dutch people for "saying no" to the wrong kind of populaism" as far-right politician Geert Wilders admits defeat.

Prime Minister Mark Rutte thanks the Dutch people for "saying no" to the wrong kind of populaism" as far-right politician Geert Wilders admits defeat.

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Wilders loses Dutch election but his influence lives on

The challenge from Geert Wilders and his nationalist Freedom Party appears to have been seen off by the centre-right, but it may still take some time for the full impact of the Dutch election to be…

The challenge from Geert Wilders and his nationalist Freedom Party appears to have been seen off by the centre-right, but it may still take some time for the full impact of the Dutch election to be…

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Dutch party leaders vote in many-horse race

Most of the attention, as the Dutch went to the polls on election day, has been on the two frontrunners: the centre-right VDD party of Prime Minister Mark Rutte, and the far-right Party of Freedom (PV

Most of the attention, as the Dutch went to the polls on election day, has been on the two frontrunners: the centre-right VDD party of Prime Minister Mark Rutte, and the far-right Party of Freedom (PV

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Europe watches closely as the Netherlands votes

Europe watches closely as the Netherlands votes in an election considered a test of the rise of nationalist, anti-immigration sentiment.

Europe watches closely as the Netherlands votes in an election considered a test of the rise of nationalist, anti-immigration sentiment.

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Dutch go the polls in closely-watched election

It is decision day in the Netherlands in an election dominated by immigration, Islam and the rise of populism.

It is decision day in the Netherlands in an election dominated by immigration, Islam and the rise of populism.

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Dutch election: Mark Rutte profile

Fifty-year-old Mark Rutte leads the Dutch People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy.

Fifty-year-old Mark Rutte leads the Dutch People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy.

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Turkey 'to impose diplomatic sanctions' on the Netherlands

Turkey says it will impose 'whatever diplomatic sanctions it has' on its NATO ally the Netherlands in an escalating row between the two nations.

Turkey says it will impose 'whatever diplomatic sanctions it has' on its NATO ally the Netherlands in an escalating row between the two nations.

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The Dutch identity crisis

A right-wing revolt is underway in the most unlikely of places – the Netherlands.

A right-wing revolt is underway in the most unlikely of places – the Netherlands.

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War of words over Turkey's political campaigning abroad

Turkey’s foreign minister has addressed expatriates in northern France, one day after he was stopped from entering the Netherlands.

Turkey’s foreign minister has addressed expatriates in northern France, one day after he was stopped from entering the Netherlands.

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Campaigning hots up in countdown to Dutch election

Campaigning has reached fever pitch in the Netherlands ahead of Wednesday’s election, with the far-right poised to make huge gains.

Campaigning has reached fever pitch in the Netherlands ahead of Wednesday’s election, with the far-right poised to make huge gains.

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Rutte calls Erdogan's branding of the Netherlands "fascist" as "crazy"

The Turkish president has attacked the Netherlands as "nazi remnants" for refusing entry to the Turkish foreign minister to speak at a referendum rally.

The Turkish president has attacked the Netherlands as "nazi remnants" for refusing entry to the Turkish foreign minister to speak at a referendum rally.

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Rutte and Wilders vie for first place in Dutch election

On the rise in the Netherlands: Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s centre-right VDD party has overtaken its far-right rival in the polls ahead of this month’s election.

On the rise in the Netherlands: Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s centre-right VDD party has overtaken its far-right rival in the polls ahead of this month’s election.

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Angela Merkel and three PMs go rowing in Sweden

German Chancellor Angela Merkel joined prime ministers David Cameron (UK), Mark Rutte (Netherlands) and Fredrik Reinfeldt (Sweden) on a rowing boat

German Chancellor Angela Merkel joined prime ministers David Cameron (UK), Mark Rutte (Netherlands) and Fredrik Reinfeldt (Sweden) on a rowing boat