Dutch far-right MP Geert Wilders on Thursday sought to take legal action against Prime Minister Mark Rutte, accusing him of discrimination against the Dutch people. "We are treated like second class citizens in our own country. That's why I am seeking action against Mark Rutte", Wilders said on a website set up for his campaign. Show More Summary
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte presented his third government Thursday, a new coalition that is set to move the Netherlands further to the right. The new center-right coalition is expected … Click to Continue »
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte sealed a deal to form a new coalition government on Tuesday, announcing a major tax overhaul and steering the Netherlands towards the political right.
From tax cuts to lessons in Dutch national identity and an experiment with state-sanctioned cannabis plantations, a center-right, four-party coalition led by Prime Minister Mark Rutte has finalized its policy … Click to Continue »
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A final deal on a new government accord has been reached, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Tuesday, paving the way for a four-party coalition in the Netherlands, Dutch news agency ANP reported.
After 208 days of tough negotiations, the leaders of four Dutch parties agreed Monday on a draft program for a new center-right coalition government under Prime Minister Mark Rutte that … Click to Continue »
Four people are now known to have died when Hurricane Irma barrelled over the Dutch part of the Caribbean island of St Martin, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Sunday. "Unfortunately, there were two more victims that we did not know about earlier," Rutte told reporters in The Hague. Show More Summary
Dutch troops were fanning out across part of the hurricane-hit island of St Martin on Friday as shots were heard and officials admitted there had been some looting. "The situation is serious," Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said when...Show More Summary
The Hague (AFP) - Looting is a "serious" problem on the Dutch part of the hurricane-hit island of St Martin, with troops seeking to restore order, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Friday.
Looting is a "serious" problem on the Dutch part of the hurricane-hit island of St Martin, with troops seeking to restore order, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Friday. "The situation is serious," he said when asked about looting,...Show More Summary
Hurricane Irma has caused "huge damage" to St Martin, devastating its airport and port and leaving the Dutch part of the Caribbean island unreachable, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Thursday. "Alas, the island is not reachable at this point because of the huge damage to the airport and the harbour," Rutte told reporters. Show More Summary
Tortuous talks to form the next Dutch government began again Wednesday after a three-week break, with party leaders declining to indicate when a new cabinet will be formed. Prime Minister Mark Rutte, whose Liberal VVD party emerged as...Show More Summary
Four parties agreed Friday to try to form the next Dutch coalition government, on the 100th day of tortuous stop-start negotiations following March elections. Prime Minister Mark Rutte, whose Liberal VVD party emerged as the largestShow More Summary
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch official overseeing coalition talks between Prime Minister Mark Rutte's conservative VVD and three other parties said on Monday that discussions had broken down.
The latest on the European Union summit dealing with the Brexit negotiations (all times local) 11:30 a.m. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says that as soon as there is sufficient … Click to Continue »
The leaders of the Netherlands, Ireland and Denmark stressed the need for "unity" Friday as the three northern European countries seek to minimise the impact of Britain's divorce from the EU. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said the EU needed to "act in concert" during the Brexit negotiations, saying "unity" was in everyone's best interests. Show More Summary
Leading Off ? Netherlands—parliament (March 15) Last month's closely watched parliamentary elections in the Netherlands saw the grand coalition between Prime Minister Mark Rutte's center-right VVD and the center-left Labour Party suffer...Show More Summary
The conservative party of Prime Minister Mark Rutte and three other parties have agreed to begin talks about forming the next ruling coalition, but are warning that there are major … Click to Continue »
The Netherlands formally confirmed Tuesday the results of last week's general election won by ruling Prime Minister Mark Rutte's Liberals, as political horse-trading gathered pace to form a coalition government. The final tally fromShow More Summary
An initial round of match-making talks to investigate possible new Dutch ruling coalitions has started in parliament following last week's elections. Edith Schippers, health minister in Prime Minister Mark Rutte's … Click to Continu...