ING's economic office believe that a United Kingdom departure from the European Union, the so-called Brexit, would have damaging consequences for the Dutch economy.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said in a statement that Russian President Vladimir Putin “has one last chance to show he means to help,” after an “intense” phone conversation he had with Russia’s leader about the lack of access to the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site. Nearly two-thirds of the 298 people on the plane which crashed in eastern Ukraine had Dutch citizenship.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (VVD) has said that the appointment of Jean-Claude Juncker as successor of José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, will be approved by The Netherlands.
Political leaders from the Netherlands, Germany, UK and Sweden met in Stockholm today to discuss reforms in European politics. It is likely that the succession of the President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, was also discussed.