Russia does not recognize the authority of the Maritime Tribunal in conflicts that concern national sovereignty, reported the Russian media Tuesday. The Netherlands decided to turn to the tribunal in their attempt to free the Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise crew, sailing under Dutch flag.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte has called on Monday, Russian president Vladimir Poetin to emphasize the good relationship between the two countries. During the conversation both sides have confirmed to each other that the recent incidents have to be solved, so the focus can be on the future, according to the RVD in a press communication. Both Rutte and Poetin have mentioned that they have the intention to finish the Netherlands-Russia year successfully.
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features: the string of incidents at the end of the Netherlands-Russia year-of-friendship, a missing Amersfoort Labour councilor, the impact of heavy rainfall with millions in damages in its wake and Greenpeace' tireless effort to free their crew from a Murmansk prison.
The United States urged the Russian authorities to thoroughly investigate the recent attack on the Netherlands diplomat in Moscow.
Russia does not yet consider the incident with the diplomat Dmitry Borodin in The Hague as resolved, reports the news agency Interfax.
The surveillance cameras at the apartment of the abused diplomat Onno Elderenbosch in Moscow Tuesday night were off, reports the building's janitor to NOS correspondent David-Jan Godfroid.
A Dutch diplomat was assaulted Tuesday night in his home in Moscow. Two people invaded his home, reported the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The owners of the cars that were damaged by the wife of the Russian diplomat Borodin, will be compensated, according to a spokesperson for the Association of Insurers.
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features: the negotiations on the Dutch budget, the Russian diplomat Dmitri Borodin causes tension between Russia and The Netherlands under influence of alcohol, and the ongoing struggles of Greenpeace to free the Arctic Sunrise crew, sailing under Dutch flag.
The Russian authorities have problems with some Dutch products that Russia imports. The dairy is not well controlled, and flowers contain harmful substances, according to the Russians.
The police took the Russian diplomat, Dmitry Borodin, to the police station this past weekend to protect his children
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features: the ongoing effort of Greenpeace to get their crew released, the developments around Oad, and NS still trying to best the Fyra nightmare
Wouter Hamel decided not to go to Russia for now. The Dutch Jazz artist Twittered he would not feel safe being there.
The Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise leaves the Northern Sea Route. The activists chose to leave the area, because the Russians threatened with violence.
A majority of the Dutch thinks that the Dutch Olympians shouldn’t boycott next year's Winter Games in Sochi. This reveals an investigation of Peil.nl, the investigation bureau of Maurice de Hond, which was commissioned by NU.nl.
58 Percent of respondents believe that the Dutch athletes should just go to the 2014 Winter Games in the Russian city of Sochi. For voters of VVD and CDA this percentage is the highest at 70 and 67 percent respectively.
The Netherlands Olympic Committee (NOC*NSF) has deemed the Russian stance against homosexuals as unacceptable.
On Saturday, more than 500,000 of people attended the 2013 Gay Pride Festival in Amsterdam to celebrate homosexual rights.
Sharelly Emanuelson and three other Dutch citizens who were arrested in the Murmansk, Russia for allegedly initiating a homosexual propaganda, have returned to the Netherlands.
Four Dutch who were engaged in making a documentary about homosexuality in Russia, have been arrested on suspicion of gay propaganda. This was reported by the NOS. Today the four face the court. They get support from the staff of the Dutch consulate.
The prosecution demands a fine for the four. The Dutch were arrested at a festival in Murmansk, near the border with Finland. One of the arrested is Kris van der Veen, councilor for GroenLinks in Groningen.
On June 20, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin met with guest of honor Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte at the 17th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), according to Rbth.
The Netherlands is now qualified for the semi-finals of the European Under-21 Championship following its win over Russia (5-1).
Russian president Vladimir Poetin will pay the Netherlands a short visit on Monday to open the Netherlands-Russia year together with Queen Beatrix in the museum Hermitage in Amsterdam. Sensitive topics will also be discussed and more than 3,3 thousand people plan to protest against the Russian anti-gay law.