Prime Minister Mark Rutte met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday at Sochi, and used the opportunity to discuss gay rights in Russia.
NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen met with Prime-Minister Mark Rutte and King Willem-Alexander in The Hague, Thursday. Rasmussen urges the Netherlands to increase its defense budget again.
The round-up of some of this year’s most noteworthy events and news stories.
The round-up of some of this week's most noteworthy events and news stories features Sint Maarten battling mosquitos that spread the Chikungunya virus, the Dutch economy making a sharp fall, King Willem-Alexander's first Christmas speech, the sale of 100 Leopard tanks to Finland, the new record by "Serious Request" after being locked up in the Glass House, and a major storm that misses most of the Netherlands.
King William I, the first king Oranje, had a second illegitimate family with four children.
The government expects 58 world leaders, 5,000 officials and 3,000 journalists coming spring in The Hague. They will all partake in the Third Nuclear Security Summit (NSS): an international summit on combating nuclear terrorism.
The Argentine journalist, Camilo Martín Garcia, responded Thursday for the first time to his arrest in Aruba a day earlier when he tried to approach Queen Máxima during the music festival in honor of the royal visit.
King Willem-Alexander unexpectedly spoke to protesters during his introductory tour of Bonaire. Just outside the capital Kralendijk a group Bonaireans stood with banners, expressing the desire for a new referendum on the status of the island
In Russia, a Moscow district court sentenced to jail two protesters who threw tomatoes at King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands.
Russian police have arrested two protesters who threw tomatoes at King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands.
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features: two mechanics killed in a fire in a wind turbine, the Filipino Sweety attracts a thousand child molesters, an F-16 damages a control tower, eight police officers injured by soccer fans, Labour support for F-35 purchases, and the permanent Body World's exhibition.
On the day of the visit of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima a spokesperson for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs blamed the Netherlands for the arrests of Greenpeace activists
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima will dine at the Kremlin Friday evening with Russian President Vladimir Putin. However, Dutch experts think it is not of much importance for Putin.
Foreign Affairs Minister Frans Timmermans will speak to his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Saturday concerning sensitive issues that recently came up in the bilateral relations, announced Lavrov's spokesperson Friday
King Willem-Alexander will not hand over the 'Dream Book for Russia', by some gay organizations, to President Putin on Friday. It is not within the package of tasks of the King, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features: the violent autumn storm that passed over The Netherlands, two dead by fire in wind turbine, top Dutch baseball players, violence against gay people in Vondelpark, and the death of Bonfire.
The Russian President Vladimir Putin will welcome King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima Friday, November 8.
For now Minister Timmermans thinks King Willem-Alexander should proceed with his plans to visit Russia next month, he states in Nieuwsuur Wednesday night.
Prince Friso will be privately buried on Friday in Lage Vuursche, in the municipality of Baarn. That was announced by the Government Information Service (RVD).
Prince Friso died Monday at age 44 from the effects of the skiing accident he had in the Austrian Lech in February 2012. He grew up with his brothers Constantijn and Willem-Alexander at Castle Drakensteyn, which is located near Lage Vuursche and borders the site where is the church called the Stulpkerk. He will be laid to rest at the cemetery that surrounds the church.
Lage Vuursche already crowded
On July 10, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima met Queen Elizabeth II in her private residences at Windsor Castle on their first official visit to Britain since his appointment as king.
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands are scheduled to make their first official visit to the UK on July 19 and July 20, according to Royal Central. This will be one of their first trips as King and Queen.
King Willem-Alexander had an introductory meeting with the chairman of the Senate and the chairman of the House on Thursday. The Government Information Service (RVD) announced that the meeting took place in the working room of the king at Palace Noordeinde.
Before the summer recess, which will start at the beginning of July, the king will also have introductory meetings with the chairmen of the political parties in the House.
Protesters arrested in Amsterdam's Dam Square on April 30 during the inauguration have requested a face-to-face meeting with new King Willem-Alexander.
Republican activist Hans Maessen wrote a letter stating that he and Joanna van der Hoek want to exchange points of views about how to better protect freedom of speech in the Netherlands.
The two activists who were on the Dam Square to protest against the monarchy were arrested by police and released shortly thereafter. The police has since acknowledged an error in judgment, and apologized to both Maessen and van der Hoek.
Willem-Alexander was inaugurated in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam as the new king of the Netherlands on Tuesday morning.