The situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Russia has deteriorated so much that the Netherlands how considers them a "risk group". For this reason the Netherlands has made it easier for Russian homosexuals to find asylum here.
Russia violated international law when boarding the Dutch Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise in 2013 and arresting the 30 crew members on board, and will have to pay compensation to the Netherlands. Greenpeace has filed a compensation claim of 7 million euros plus interest.
The Russian Food and Consumer Safety Authority is not excluding the possibility that there may be negotiations on the import of Dutch flowers before August has ended. Russia will not negotiate with Dutch growers, exporters or the Dutch government however, but only with those who issue certificates showing that the flowers meet requirements
From today Russia will be performing intensified checks on Dutch flowers before allowing them into the country. The Dutch flower industry is concerned that this move will do significant harm to the trade
International experts are meeting in the Netherlands on Monday and Tuesday to discuss the draft of the Dutch Safety Board's final report on the disaster with flight MH17 over Eastern Ukraine on July 17th last year.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov slammed the investigation into the downing of flight MH17 over Eastern Ukraine on July 17th last year. According to the Russian Minister, the investigation is "not independent, not comprehensive and not truly international".
Heineken made a net profit of 1.1 billion euros in the first half of this year, compared to 631 million euros in the same period of 2014, the brewery announced on Monday. Beer sales increased by 1 percent.
To no one's surprise Russia vetoed the establishment of an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for the downing of flight MH17. The United Nations Security council voted on it in New York on Wednesday night. Both Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister Bert Koenders are "deeply disappointed" with Russia's decision.
On Wednesday morning Prime Minister Mark Rutte once again spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin about the establishment of an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for the downing of flight MH17. The United Nations Security Council will be voting on the proposal for the tribunal on Wednesday night.
The United Nations Security Council will vote on the establishment of an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for the downing of flight MH17 on Wednesday night, a spokesperson for New Zealand, chairman of the Security Council, said to Russian news agency Sputnik.
Cooperation between the Dutch and German intelligence agencies resulted in the identification of a Russian physicist who was spying for the Russian secret service. The 28 year old Ivan A. has since returned to Russia.
The Russian watchdog for animal and plant health Rosselchoznadzor has formally submitted a request to discuss the safety of Dutch flowers with the European Union
Minister Bert Koenders will be discussing the establishment of an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for the downing of flight MH17 at the United Nations in New York on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Monday night. He will consult with New-Zealand, the chairman of the UN Security Council, who will decide whether the establishment of the tribunal will be put to a vote on Wednesday
The Netherlands, along with the other involved countries, is once again pushing for the establishment of an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for shooting down the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17.
Russia is considering banning imports of all flowers from the Netherlands, claiming that the flowers contain pests. Dutch Agriculture and Horticulture organization thinks that the actual reason is politically motivated.
The United Nations Security Council will vote on the establishment of an UN tribunal to prosecute those responsible for the disaster with flight MH17 on July 27th, NRC reports. The vote was initially scheduled for this Tuesday, but was postponed for unknown reasons.
Britain supports the establishment of an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for the disaster with flight MH17.
British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond said this on Friday, on the anniversary of the tragedy in eastern Ukraine, RTL Nieuws reports. According to the Foreign Affairs Minister, a tribunal is the only way to bring the perpetrators to justice, and attempts to stop its establishment "robs" the MH17 victims of justice. "That can not be tolerated."
Hammond once again expressed his condolences to the friends and families of the 298 people who were killed when the plane was brought down. "The consequences of the tragedy are felt around the world, especially in the Netherlands, Malaysia and Australia", he said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin told Prime Minister Mark Rutte that establishing an international tribunal to bring those responsible for the MH17 disaster to justice, would be "counter productive". He said this during a telephone conversation with the Dutch Prime Minister on Thursday
Russia has officially announced that it will be voting against an UN tribunal to prosecute those responsible for the MH17 disaster. In a statement on the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, Russia calls the creation of a tribunal "untimely and counterproductive".
The Netherlands wants ask the United Nations to establish a tribunal to prosecute the suspects in the MH17 disaster. This proposal is supported by Malaysia, Belgium, Australia and the Ukraine.
Russian president Vladimir Putin has extended the import ban on food from the West, including the Netherlands, by one year. This was done in response to the European Union extending the sanctions against Russia by 6 months earlier this week.
The Netherlands thinks that a UN-style tribunal is the best option for prosecuting those suspected of being responsible for the MH17 disaster, British news agency Reuters reports based on two anonymous sources close to the discussion.
Extending the European sanctions against Russia is inevitable and necessary. The pressure on Moscow has to be kept as high as possible.
The anonymous group of people who put up 47 million dollars for concrete evidence about suspects responsible for bringing down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 say they have the information they wanted, German private investigator Josef Resch says, according to newspaper Der Spiegel. Resch claims he was hired by the group to ferret out details and verify information they obtained.