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Jul 1 '16 07:42

The Netherlands' presidency of the European Union has come to an end. From today Slovakia is the new president. On Thursday EU council president Donald Tusk thanked Prime Minister Mark Rutte for the term, which which was not the easiest time to be president, with the asylum crisis, the Ukraine referendum and the Brexit referendum to deal with.

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Jun 29 '16 11:10

The United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union will likely do "substantial damage" to the growth of the Dutch economy, ING Economic Bureau said on Tuesday. The bank lowered its economic growth forecast for 2016 from 2.1 percent to 1.8 percent and for next year from 1.9 percent to 1.3 percent

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Jun 28 '16 10:02

The United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union may not only have consequences for British airlines, but also fro KLM. The Brexit decision already led to two British airline to negatively revise their financial forecasts for this year

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Jun 28 '16 08:58

Despite PVV leader Geert Wilders' insistence, there will be no referendum on whether or not the Netherlands will stay in the European Union. Other party leaders and the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, are against a so-called Nexit referendum.

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Jun 27 '16 09:13

Britain's decision to leave the European Union may give Amsterdam a boost as Europe's international business center. Even in the run-up to the Brexit referendum, a number of companies decided to head to the Dutch capital, a spokesperson for Amsterdam's Economic Affairs alderman Kasja Ollongren said

European Union
Jun 27 '16 08:48

A narrow majority of 53 percent of Dutch voters are against holding a referendum on whether or not the Netherlands should stay in the European Union, according to Maurice de Hond's latest poll. Among Dutch voters with a low education, 69 percent want a Nexit referendum.

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Jun 24 '16 11:38

Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs called on European Union countries to stand together in handling Britain's decision to leave the EU and in dealing with concerns in and about Europe

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Jun 24 '16 10:23

The United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union in the Brexit referendum on Thursday, resulted in a dark day for the global financial markets on Friday. The Amsterdam stock exchange (AEX) plummeted 9 percent from 449.86 to 410.66 points, the Volkskrant reports.

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Jun 24 '16 09:15

Prime Minister Mark Rutte finds the results of the Brexit referendum disappointing, he said to broadcaster NOS. In a referendum on Thursday the British population voted that the United Kingdom should leave the European Union.

Jun 24 '16 07:43

The Brexit camp won the day and the United Kingdom will be leaving the European Union. PVV leader Geert Wilders is already calling for the Netherlands to follow suit. "Hurrah for the British! Now it is our turn. Time for a Dutch referendum!" he said on Twitter, with the hashtag

European Union
Jun 23 '16 09:25

Dutch parliamentarians are worrying about the Brexit-fever spreading to the Netherlands as the Binnenhof anxiously awaits the results on the British referendum on whether or not the United Kingdom will stay in the European Union

Jun 22 '16 16:20

PVV leader Geert Wilders thinks that the Netherlands should follow Britain's example and hold a referendum on whether or not to stay in the European Union. He feels that should a Brexit indeed happen, the Netherlands should be the next country to take that step, the PVV leader said to BNR.

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Jun 17 '16 09:24

Last year the Netherlands earned over 20 billion euros in exports to the United Kingdom, amounting to 3 percent of the Netherlands' GDP. After Germany, the UK is the main export destination for our country, Statistics Netherlands reported on Friday.

Jun 15 '16 08:49

Dutch newspaper AD took a firm stance against the Brits leaving the European Union with a full front page dedicated to the Brexit. The entire front page is covered in the Union Jack with the words: "Dot leave me this way".

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Jun 15 '16 08:22

Most Dutch people want the Netherlands to stay part of the European Union - 58 percent are against a so-called Nexit, 26 percent are for leaving the EU and 16 percent are undecided, according t a poll by DVJ Insights on behalf of RTL Nieuws.

The Dutch population is also mostly against a referendum on the matter. 53 percent think a Nexit referendum is a bad idea. 36 percent want to cast their vote.

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Jun 14 '16 10:33

The Netherlands will "no doubt" benefit from an exodus of financial services from London should the Brits decide to leave the European Union in a referendum on June 23rd, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said in an interview with Bloomberg on Monday. But he'd much rather see Britain stay part of the EU.

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Jun 13 '16 15:45

The results of the Dutch referendum on the association agreement between the Ukraine and the European referendum are "disastrous", Prime Minister Mark Rutte said in the Ridderzaal to a room full of parliamentarians from the EU member states on Monday

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Jun 9 '16 07:34

If the Brits decide to leave the European Union, it will cost the Netherlands up to 10 billion euros in the period to 2030, according to the Central Planning Bureau. The Netherlands is one of the U.K.'s major trading partners and will therefore be hit harder by a so-called Brexit than other EU countries

European Union
Jun 6 '16 16:30

Most Dutch wants the Netherlands to stay in the European Union, but a majority thinks that holding a referendum on a so-called "Nexit' is a good idea, according to a survey done by TNS Nipo

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May 25 '16 11:15

Should the United Kingdom decide to leave the European Union, the number of Dutch companies that go bankrupt could increase by 2.0 to 2.5 percent, according to estimations from credit insurer Euler Hermes. The Brexit could also dampen economic growth in the Netherlands over the next three years - the economic growth will be 1.5 to 2.4 percent lower

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Feb 26 '16 15:30

Nigel Farage, leader of the United Kingdom Independent Party, will be giving a speech in Amsterdam on April 4th, two days before the referendum about the association agreement with the Ukraine.

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Feb 23 '16 11:54

ING bank will likely layoff a number of London staff members if the United Kingdom decides to withdraw from the European Union, the so-called Brexit, CEO Ralph Hamers said to Bloomberg. Hamers' statement follows a similar statements from HSBC Holdings last week and other financial institutions.

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Jan 20 '16 13:12

Prime Minister Mark Rutte visited the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday to outline the priorities for the Netherlands' term as EU President, for the firs six months of 2016. Rutte called Europe a "large, shared and complex project that can only move forward one step at a time". "In this tradition we will also complete the Dutch Presidency"

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Jan 19 '16 15:55

Unilever CEO Paul Polman thinks that if Britain decides to leave the European Union, it will mean more damage to the Netherlands than to other EU countries

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