The Dutch Ministers involved in providing aid to the islands affected by Hurricane Irma on Wednesday, are meeting in the National Crisis Center in The Hague at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday morning. The main purpose of this meeting is to map what aid exactly the islands of Sint Maarten, Saba and Sint Eustatius need, Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs and Kingdom relations said to broadcaster NOS.
The possibility of Greece's exit from the eurozone is not an issue, said the Dutch Minister of Finance, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, before the start of the weekly cabinet meeting.
Minister Frans Timmermans of Foreign Affairs will announce today that The Netherlands will be giving €500,000 for humanitarian aid to the population of East Ukraine, where the war between pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian government is ravaging the area, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
The Dutch people who were kidnapped in Nigeria have a ransom price of €10 million in cash on their heads. Nigerian police report that all three hostages are still alive, according to RTL Nieuws.
The government sends a defense aircraft to the Philippines. The unit of the Royal Air Force will probably leave Thursday from Eindhoven Airport