EU

Jun 12 '14 10:08

Eurosceptic populist parties such as UKIP and the PVV are having a hard time forming factions for the European Parliament, meaning that these parties are under threat of ending up on the sidelines. It seems highly likely that Nigel Farage and Geert Wilders will lose their power.

European Commission
May 13 '14 14:53

Less than one third of Dutch people is currently happy with the European Union. The latest Euro-barometer from the European Commission shows that the Netherlands is equally dissatisfied with the EU as most of Europe on average.

Apr 10 '14 08:56

A new European algorithm will mean that The Netherlands will spend more money next year on payments to the European Union and development aid, and will make the scope of the Dutch economy a lot bigger than previously calculated.

Mar 17 '14 17:34

"The Crimea referendum violates the Constitution of the Ukraine and is a result of military aggression. The referendum was not recognized, therefore the results are not recognized," said Minister of Foreign Affairs, Frans Timmermans, in a response to the recently held referendum on Crimea.

A2
Mar 10 '14 13:52

The broadening of the highway A2 between Den Bosch and Eindhoven has been finished for seveal months, but the widening does not comply with EU rules.

Mar 10 '14 09:49

Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Frans Timmermans, is heading to Kiev today with his colleagues from Belgium and Luxembourg to discuss the situation in Ukraine.

Mar 7 '14 07:13

The Netherlands has seized Ukrainian assets for several hundred million euros, minister for Finance Jeroen Dijsselbloem said on Pauw & Witteman.

Mar 6 '14 18:44

The 'National Campaign 2013' platform wants to cause nationwide disruptions Friday to draw attention to government policies, and campaign against the EU. Police are closely monitoring the preparations to assess if any additional measures are needed.

Mar 6 '14 06:41

The Netherlands is investigating if there are Ukrainian assets held in the Netherlands which were made via corruption or illegal businesses.

Pigs
Feb 18 '14 10:57

European commissioner for Health, Tonio Borg, has said that the European Union must go to the World Trade Organization (WTO) to fight Russia's ban on the import of pork.

Feb 18 '14 09:38

Russia will start importing Dutch seed potatoes again, once a quality inspection has deemed them suitable. This could mean a 10 million euro export opportunity for companies.

Feb 14 '14 04:32

The gigantic net loss of €2b of SNS Reaal over 2013 doesn't phase Finance Minister Dijsselbloem one bit. He blames the loss partly to write-offs in the real-estate branch of the bank, which was sold.

Feb 6 '14 12:42

Getting out of the European Union, will give the Netherlands "oxygen, while the EU chokes us", PVV-leader Geert Wilders said.

postboxes in Utrecht, Netherlands
Jan 29 '14 09:37

Delivery of letters from PostNL may soon only take place three times a week.

Jan 28 '14 10:21

The opening of the Dutch labour market to Romanian and Bulgarian jobseekers has received attention due to concerns about the state of European labour migration, but also due to employment chances in the Netherlands left unexploited, the WRR claims.

Jan 7 '14 13:38

Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans, who is visiting Cuba, said that the European Union should look again at its relationship with Cuba, BBC News reports on Tuesday.

Dec 30 '13 04:34

Romanians and Bulgarians will gain free access to the English and Dutch labor market on January 1, 2014. Fearing disruption, Lodewijk Asscher recently introduced a participation certificate. That does not solve the problem: competition at the lower end of the labor market.

Dec 20 '13 14:52

Immigrants from fellow EU countries will as of next year be presented with a "participation declaration" upon their registration in the Netherlands.

Nov 28 '13 09:53

The European Commission has fined a group of four European North Sea shrimps traders a fine of €28.7 million for operating a cartel.

Nov 22 '13 04:32

A Labour committee, headed by former party leader Melkert, believes the EU and the Dutch government should strive for an unemployment rate of no more than 5 percent

Wilders
Nov 14 '13 05:32

The PVV and the French Front National are going to work together in Europe. At a press conference in The Hague the leaders of both parties called it a historic collaboration

Aug 5 '13 08:58

On Friday, the European Union and the Netherlands granted around €10.9 million to last month's income and pensions of almost 75,000 Palestinian civil servants and pensioners in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, according to the EU press release.

Jul 26 '13 07:41

EU members have already shared their views on the Scottish government’s plan to reduce alcohol prices.

Jul 18 '13 07:19

Dutch Ambassador Karel van Kesteren announced that Bulgaria will join the Schengen Agreement sooner or later, but not at the moment.

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