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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 21 '16 09:04

The majority of Dutch people wan a referendum on whether or not the Netherlands should stay part of the European Union, like the Brits are doing later this week. In a poll by EenVandaag among 27 thousand people, 54 percent voted for a so-called Nexit referendum.

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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 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 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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May 13 '16 07:27

In Washington on Thursday, Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs criticized legislation in some American states that discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. He referred to a law in North Carolina that bans transgenders from using the bathroom of their gender and a law in Mississippi that states that companies may refuse their services and products to LGBT's.

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Apr 28 '16 10:25

Europe will not be "blackmailed" by Turkey's threat to terminate the asylum agreement with the EU if the visa requirement for Turks is not lifted quickly, European Commissioner Frans Timmermans said to German newspaper De Zeit.

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Apr 28 '16 08:35

A agreement must be reached between the European Union and Greece on the country's debt problem within two weeks, Eurogroup president and Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem said

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Apr 27 '16 09:16

Utrecht is the first city in the Netherlands to start integrating asylum seekers into society from their first day in the city. The city wants to put an end to the current practice of asylum applicants being moved about and integration starting late. "When you arrive in Utrecht, you stay in Utrecht", GroenLinks alderman Kees Diepeveen said to the Volkskrant. "This creates peace. For school-age children, being dragged around is very dramatic."

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Apr 21 '16 08:43

The Netherlands, Germany and France want the European Commission to put extra safeguards in place against a mass influx of Turks and Ukrainians once they are able to enter the EU without visas. The expectation is that the visa-requirement will be lifted for these countries this summer, the Volkskrant reports.

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Apr 15 '16 09:01

European Minister of transports made agreements on having Europe ready for self-driving cars on all public roads by 2019 during meetings in Amsterdam this week

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Apr 13 '16 15:10

A growing number of European Parliamentarians want to focus the Europol headquarters in The Hague by turning it into a European FBI. According to them, despite mountains of anti-terrorism measures taken since 9/11, things still go wrong in Europe because the security forces continue to refuse to share information

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Apr 12 '16 14:20

The Dutch government will come with an reaction to the Netherlands "no"-vote in the Ukraine referendum last week, and plans on how to proceed, by September at the latest, Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs wrote in a letter to Parliament on Tuesday.

Apr 12 '16 11:35

European Union States decided to tone down the language used in the European Commission's proposals on reducing tax evasion by multinationals

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Apr 12 '16 08:29

The official results of the referendum on the association agreement between the EU and Ukraine will be published on Tuesday afternoon, starting at 4:00 p.m.

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Apr 7 '16 14:45

The Netherlands voting "no" in the referendum on the association agreement between the EU and Ukraine, has no effect on the agreement itself. The agreement was already signed and unanimously adopted by all EU member states' heads of government, and the Dutch "no" does not change that, a spokesperson for the European Commission said

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Apr 7 '16 10:50

Inspired by the no-camp's success in the Ukraine referendum, opponents of the US-EU trade deal TTIP and the Canadian version CETA are now also trying to get a referendum vote on this issue.

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Apr 7 '16 08:00

On Thursday morning Dutch newspapers described the preliminary results of the Ukraine referendum - 61 percent against with a voter turnout of 32 percent - as "an embarrassment", "a dilemma" and a "recipe for discontent". All agree that the "no" vote means tough times ahead for Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his cabinet.

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Apr 7 '16 07:36

On Wednesday the Netherlands voted "no" in the referendum on the association agreement between the EU and the Ukraine. According to preliminary results, the turnout was 32.2 percent, more than the minimum 30 percent for the referendum to be considered valid

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Apr 6 '16 21:42

Exit polling in the Netherlands shows that a large proportion of Dutch voters have turned out to say against a trade agreement between the European Union and the Ukraine, but questions remain over the validity of the referendum vote. A law that went into force last year on such ballot measures require a voter turnout of 30 percent to be considered by the government.

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Apr 6 '16 13:45

Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen of Infrastructure wants new European rules for self-driving vehicles. She would find it nice if Europe can remain ahead of the United States on this field and will push for it at an Informal Transport Council meeting in Amsterdam next week, she said in an interview with AutoWeek.

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Apr 6 '16 13:20

Polling stations across the Netherlands are open for Dutch citizens to vote in the referendum over the association agreement between the EU and Ukraine today. So far the turn out has not been overwhelmingly high.

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Apr 6 '16 07:29

Today citizens of the Netherlands can vote for or against the ratification of an association agreement between the European Union and the Ukraine. The first polling stations opened at 5:00 a.m. in Nijmegen and Castricum. Most others open at 7:30 a.m. As with other elections, the polling stations will be open until 9:00 p.m.

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