A trio of filmmakers from Amsterdam have attempted to embarrass Russia in a playful satire on Vladimir Putin. The trio planted the Dutch flag on the exact same spot the Russians placed their flag in the North Pole several years earlier. They planted the flag on the exact location where the Russian flag is sitting, under some 4,200 meters of ice.
Ron van Dartel, the Dutch ambassador to Russia, describes the current situation caused by tensions between Russia and the Netherlands and rest of Europe as one of "undesired estrangement". These tensions have caused significant damage to trade and political relations between the Netherlands and Russia.
Dutch Safety Board chairman Tjibbe Joustra is pessimistic about the probability that those responsible for the disaster with flight MH17 will ever be punished.
Russian missile manufacturer Almaz-Antey held a press conference on Tuesday morning in which they presented the findings of their own investigation into the circumstances surrounding the disaster with flight MH17. According to the missile maker, flight MH17 was shot down by an older model of missile, which the Ukrainian army has in its possession.
Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a Russian-made BUK missile, fired from an area in eastern Ukraine controlled by pro-Russian separatists. This is the conclusion of the Dutch Safety Board's final report on the investigation into what exactly happened with the disaster.
The report on the MH17 investigation that the Dutch Safety Board will be presenting on Tuesday will focus solely on the facts of the disaster in detail, and not on the perpetrators. Finding the perpetrators is the task of the international criminal investigation, which is expected to be completed at the end of this year.
On Tuesday the Dutch Safety Board will be presenting its findings in the investigation into the downing of Malaysian Airlines aircraft MH17 over eastern Ukraine in July last year. As Russian media has been denouncing the investigation over the past year and presenting a number of alternative theories left and right, the chances are good that the Russians will not be supporting the conclusions reached by the investigators.
Shrapnel from a Buk missile was found in the bodies of victims from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash, according to a Ukrainian investigator that was formerly part of the international team researching the cause of the disaster. The revelation comes just one week before the Dutch Safety Board releases their final report on the July 2014 Boeing 777 crash in eastern Ukraine.
Fans of mixed martial arts in the Netherlands will likely rejoice next year as one of the leading MMA promotion companies, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) plans to promote their events heavily in the Netherlands. “Holland is a key market for us and it’s somewhere we want to be,” new UFC vice-president and EMEA general manager James Elliot told MMAfighting.com.
Dutch King Willem-Alexander addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New Yorkby highlighting seventy years of the Netherlands work with the UN on achievements that have helped shape and improve today's world. In a speech where he strongly advocated for the Netherlands to get a seat on the UN Security Council, he also called upon all the nations of the world to show solidarity in the face of the current refugee crisis, noting that the Netherlands has again increased its contribution to humanitarian assistance making it one of the world’s largest donors.
The Dutch are competing directly with Sweden and Italy for two available seats on the UN Security Council, with the latter likely to win one of them, according to BNR. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says that the Netherlands wants to be well positioned for the seat on the Security Council but are fighting what analysts believe to be an uphill battle.
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