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Ukraine: Disappointment at Dutch rejection of EU partnership deal

There was consternation in Kyiv on Thursday that closer ties with Europe have been dealt a blow by Dutch voters in a referendum which resoundingly

There was consternation in Kyiv on Thursday that closer ties with Europe have been dealt a blow by Dutch voters in a referendum which resoundingly

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Polls open in the Netherlands in EU-Ukraine trade agreement vote

Polls have opened in the Netherlands in a vote for or against the European Union’s association agreement with Ukraine. Designed to strengthen

Polls have opened in the Netherlands in a vote for or against the European Union’s association agreement with Ukraine. Designed to strengthen

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The Dutch vote that could spell more trouble for the EU

On paper, the referendum is about saying 'yes' or 'no' to a European treaty deepening ties with Ukraine. But as anti-EU sentiment grows in the Netherlands, the 'no' is in the lead.

On paper, the referendum is about saying 'yes' or 'no' to a European treaty deepening ties with Ukraine. But as anti-EU sentiment grows in the Netherlands, the 'no' is in the lead.

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Geert Wilders scoops politician award for third time

The Eurosceptic and anti-immigration MP Geert Wilders has been named politician of the year in a TV poll. He scooped 25 percent of the 37,000 votes

The Eurosceptic and anti-immigration MP Geert Wilders has been named politician of the year in a TV poll. He scooped 25 percent of the 37,000 votes

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Dutch court orders Netherlands to cut carbon emissions faster

A Dutch court has ordered its own government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at a faster rate than it’s planning to do. A judge in The Hague said

A Dutch court has ordered its own government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at a faster rate than it’s planning to do. A judge in The Hague said

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Two Dutch ministers quit over drug compensation scandal

Two Dutch ministers have resigned over a compensation payment to a drug trafficker. Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten and his Secretary of State Fred

Two Dutch ministers have resigned over a compensation payment to a drug trafficker. Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten and his Secretary of State Fred

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Eurosceptic Wilders disappointed over predicted loss of seats

It was supposed to be a celebration, instead for Geert Wilders it was the pain of defeat as he met with his supporters. His Eurosceptic PVV party

It was supposed to be a celebration, instead for Geert Wilders it was the pain of defeat as he met with his supporters. His Eurosceptic PVV party

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Far right leader Geert Wilders cuts up EU flag in Brussels

The Dutch far right and anti-EU leader Geert Wilders was in Brussels on Tuesday, campaigning for the EU election outside the European

The Dutch far right and anti-EU leader Geert Wilders was in Brussels on Tuesday, campaigning for the EU election outside the European

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Anti-racist rally condemns Wilders' 'fewer Moroccans' jibe

Thousands of people have protested in Amsterdam against Dutch populist politician Geert Wilders over his anti-Moroccan comments at an election rally

Thousands of people have protested in Amsterdam against Dutch populist politician Geert Wilders over his anti-Moroccan comments at an election rally

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Geert Wilders sparks racist chant storm

A parliamentarian member of the Dutch far-right Freedom Party has resigned in protest against a speech made by party leader Geert Wilders. During

A parliamentarian member of the Dutch far-right Freedom Party has resigned in protest against a speech made by party leader Geert Wilders. During

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Murder probe after Dutch euthanasia architect Els Borst found dead

Dutch police have begun a murder probe into the death of a former minister who is credited with making the Netherlands the first country to legalise

Dutch police have begun a murder probe into the death of a former minister who is credited with making the Netherlands the first country to legalise

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Wilders calls on Netherlands to quit EU

The Netherlands must leave the European Union to boost its economy and stop the flow of immigrants into the country, says outspoken Dutch MP Geert

The Netherlands must leave the European Union to boost its economy and stop the flow of immigrants into the country, says outspoken Dutch MP Geert

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Amsterdam shuts down 120 illegal hotels

The authorities in Amsterdam say they have closed down 120 illegal hotels since the start of the year. They stepped up the clampdown over the

The authorities in Amsterdam say they have closed down 120 illegal hotels since the start of the year. They stepped up the clampdown over the

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Dutch ponder end of long Queen Beatrix reign

The people of the Netherlands are taking in the idea that their queen who has reigned for 33 years is to abdicate. The announcement by Queen

The people of the Netherlands are taking in the idea that their queen who has reigned for 33 years is to abdicate. The announcement by Queen

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Dutch queen abdicates to make way for 'new generation'

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has announced plans to step aside in favour of her son. During a televised address to the nations she said: “I am

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has announced plans to step aside in favour of her son. During a televised address to the nations she said: “I am

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Fighting youth unemployment in the Netherlands

While youth unemployment rates in Greece and Spain hover around 60 percent, the figure in Austria, Germany and the Netherlands is below ten percent

While youth unemployment rates in Greece and Spain hover around 60 percent, the figure in Austria, Germany and the Netherlands is below ten percent

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Bonus interview: Wiemer Salverda

Complete interview with professor Wiemer Salverda, from the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies.

Complete interview with professor Wiemer Salverda, from the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies.

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New Dutch cabinet sworn in by Queen

The Netherland’s new centrist government has been sworn in by Queen Beatrix. Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s Liberals have taken five weeks to form a

The Netherland’s new centrist government has been sworn in by Queen Beatrix. Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s Liberals have taken five weeks to form a

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Rutte and Samsom agree Netherlands coalition deal

Dutch Labour party leader Diederik Samsom has agreed to form a coalition with current prime minister Mark Rutte, whose Liberal Party was the biggest

Dutch Labour party leader Diederik Samsom has agreed to form a coalition with current prime minister Mark Rutte, whose Liberal Party was the biggest

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Netherlands: Rutte seeks coalition with Labour

Dutch Prime Minister and Liberal Party leader, Mark Rutte, says he wants to form a government with the Labour Party and possibly with the

Dutch Prime Minister and Liberal Party leader, Mark Rutte, says he wants to form a government with the Labour Party and possibly with the

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Centrist coalition looks likely after Dutch election

The Netherlands’ prime minister Mark Rutte could form a new coalition government of the two biggest Dutch parties; his liberal VVD Party and Labour

The Netherlands’ prime minister Mark Rutte could form a new coalition government of the two biggest Dutch parties; his liberal VVD Party and Labour

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Victory for pro-European parties in Dutch elections

The Dutch electorate has reconfirmed its commitment to the EU by giving a resounding victory to the two pro-European parties. Leader of the

The Dutch electorate has reconfirmed its commitment to the EU by giving a resounding victory to the two pro-European parties. Leader of the

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Victory for pro-European parties in Dutch elections

The Dutch electorate has reconfirmed its commitment to the EU by giving a resounding victory to the two pro-European parties. Leader of the

The Dutch electorate has reconfirmed its commitment to the EU by giving a resounding victory to the two pro-European parties. Leader of the

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Diederik Samsom to become new Dutch PM

With labour winning the Dutch elections, party leader Diederik Samsom, age 41, will now lead the country. He has been an MP for ten years.

With labour winning the Dutch elections, party leader Diederik Samsom, age 41, will now lead the country. He has been an MP for ten years.