Minister Bert Koenders (Foreign Affairs) called on the international community, including Russia, to fully comply with the Minsk agreement, starting with a complete cease-fire and a withdrawal of heavy equipment in the Ukraine. He did this during a conversation with his Russian colleague Sergey Lavrov.
Danish brewer Carlsberg has appointed Dutchman Cees 't Hart as their new CEO, who will start on June 15th when current CEO Jørgen Buhl Rasmussen leaves the company. The new CEO is leaving behind his role as the CEO of Dutch dairy company FrieslandCampina, a position he has held since 2008.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte got confirmation from Ukrainian President Porosjenko that the perpetrators of the MH17 disaster will not go unpunished. Rutte and Porosjenko spoke at the EU summit in Brussels yesterday.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte calls the agreement on the Ukrainian conflict in Minsk an important step but feels that it is still too early to talk about sanction reliefs, he says to NOS.
Danish photojournalist Mads Nissen’s image of a young gay couple in St. Petersburg was named World Press Photo of the Year on Thursday.
The Netherlands believes that countries should not delay sharing aeronautical information above dangerous conflict zones on the basis of legal considerations.
Further MH17 wreckage, personal belongings and victims' remains were collected on Monday by Dutch defense and police personnel at the crash site near Grabovo, revealed the police.
The situation in the Ukraine will be one of the top points of discussion in the Benelux-Balts consultation in Estonia on Tuesday and Wednesday. Minister Bert Koenders (Foreign Affairs), who will participate in the consultation, will also speak with his Latvia counterpart, Rinkevics, before the consultation to make his concerns about the violence in Ukraine known.
Russian hacker Vladimir Drinkman will be extradited to the United States, a court in the Netherlands determined Tuesday. Washington wants to prosecute Drinkman for hacking U.S. companies, being a member of a criminal organization, counterfeiting payment cards, money laundering and fraud.
In the fourth quarter of 2014, Philips' profit decreased by two thirds. The electronic company from Eindhoven suffered from disappointing sales in the healthcare market and in China and Russia. This is evident from figures that Philips published today.
On July 14th last year, three days before the disaster with flight MH17, there was a meeting in Kiev. During this meeting, diplomats were briefed on the security situation in the Ukraine. For weeks the Second Chamber has been trying to get more information regarding this meeting from the First Chamber, but to no avail.
Dutch intelligence services AIVD and MIVD walk on the leash of USA's National Security Agency (NSA) and are "extremely docile" and seen as "subordinates", says former NSA and CIA employee Edward Snowden in an interview to Volkskrant and Nieuwsuur.
Faig B. (29) from Helmond was sentenced to life imprisonment by the court in The Hague. According to the judges, B. shot and killed three young women "in a ruthless manner", committed homicide on the mother of one of the victims and seriously injured the same victim's father. B. was previously also sentenced to life imprisonment by the court in Dordrecht.
A new threat issued by a group claiming affiliation with ISIS names Amsterdam amongst several potential high-profile targets. Titled “Lone Wolves”, the Arabic-language piece seems to promote the use of dirty bombs with the statement, “You will feel it when Cesium-131 spreads down the streets and train stations of Russia, Boston, Dallas, Virginia and Amsterdam.”
The Ukrainian government did inform the Dutch government about the dangerous situation in the country's airspace before the shooting down of the flight MH17. The Dutch government however did not pass the information forward to the airlines, according to the government's response to parliamentary questions. MPs have asked for clarification on the issue.
A Dutch committee will investigate the performance of the Netherlands intelligence offices prior to the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. The Commission of Oversight for the Intelligence and Security Services announced their intention to evaluate both the AIVD and MIVD on Tuesday.
Civil airspace over eastern Ukraine should have been closed at least two months before a missile brought down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, aviation experts said this weekend. Pointing to the increased use of the airspace for warfare in the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, the analysts say it makes no sense the airspace was still open for civilian flights on July 17, 2014, when the Boeing 777 blew apart in the sky.
Dutch companies maintain warm relations with the Crimea, the Ukrainian region that was annexed by Russia earlier this year.
A truck carrying parts of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is expected to arrive at Gilze-Rijen airbase in Noord Brabant at 2 p.m. tomorrow afternoon, reports the Dutch Safety Board (AMM). Debris from the Boeing 777 was salvaged from the scene of the accident in eastern Ukraine last month, and taken to Kharkiv by train.
Sven Kramer is calling on the International Skating Union (ISU) to reach a sollution now that several skaters have indicated that they are considering a boycott of the European Championship all-round in Russia.
Three more victims who perished in the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster flight were identified this week, one of whom was Dutch. At the request of the relevant embassies, the other two identified victim's nationalities are not being disclosed at this point.
The first remnants of flight MH17 is en route to the Netherlands, according to the regional authorities in Kharkiv.
The Netherlands has experienced a record year in food exports so far, firming up the country's position as the second-largest agricultural exporter in the world. Despite Russia's boycott targeting agricultural exports, the overall success has been remarkable even as farm organization LTO points to an increase in farm bankruptcies.
Private Detective Josef Resch has announced that a €38 million reward has been offered for any information that may lead to the conclusion of the investigation into Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. The original €23 million reward, offered by an anonymous person, has been raised to €38 million, he said Monday.