The Netherlands

  • 16 Mar 2017

    The ‘Patriotic Spring’ promised by the Dutch anti-immigrant firebrand, Geert Wilders, has failed to flower, as the Netherlands handed election victory to the party of sitting Prime Minister Mark Rutte. He will now try to form a ruling coalition. European leaders applauded the result, led by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who called it ‘a good…

  • 15 Mar 2017

    The polls will close in just under 20 minutes across the Netherlands, in a race that’s pitted the centre-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte against the populist, anti-immigrant Geert Wilders.

  • 13 Mar 2017

    Brexit isn’t Europe’s only headache, as tensions between Turkey and the Netherlands spread beyond their borders. In the last hour, Turkey’s President Erdogan has weighed in again, declaring his ministers will apply to the European human rights court after they were banned from entering the Netherlands to hold rallies.

  • 6 Mar 2017

    He’s a bleached-blond, anti-Islam, far-right politician who’s riding a populist wave… not Donald Trump, this is Geert Wilders, poised to make sweeping gains in next week’s Dutch elections.

  • 18 Feb 2017

    The Dutch general election next month shows all the signs of following a now familiar pattern: a populist movement rising up to upset the established political order. The far-right Freedom Party is on course to win the most seats and is appealing to an electorate ready to hear anti-immigration and eurosceptic rhetoric. Today its leader…

  • 3 Jul 2015

    Police in The Hague detain more than 200 people overnight for violating a curfew, as unrest in the city continues for a fourth night.

  • 13 Apr 2015

    Is your Uber cab cheap because the company cuts corners on tax and regulations? No, says the company’s Europe boss Jo Bertram. She says it’s cheap because it’s technologically efficient.

  • 29 Jan 2015

    VIDEO: Dramatic footage of the moment police move in to detain a man who entered the offices of the Dutch national broadcaster, demanding to go on air.

  • 10 Dec 2014

    Three more countries have issued bans on the taxi booking app Uber over criticism of its vetting processes and business practices, leaving the American firm fighting a battle on many fronts.

  • 27 Sep 2014

    British Tornado fighter jets fly into Iraq ready to carry out air strikes against the Islamic State group, but the Ministry of Defence says no targets were hit in the first approved combat operation.

  • 23 Jul 2014

    Pro-Russian rebels are said to have shot down two more Ukrainian fighter jets near where Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was brought down, as the first bodies of Flight MH17 were flown to Eindhoven.

  • 20 Jul 2014

    Jonathan Rugman reports from the town of Hilversum, which lost three families. People there were angry, but also very cautious as to how to respond four days after the disaster.

  • 9 Jul 2014

    Squaring up to Argentina in the second semi-final, the Netherlands are hoping to avenge past failures. The Dutch team have made it to the final three times, but have yet to win the World Cup.

  • 14 Jun 2014

    Fans of the Netherlands took Twitter by storm after their team beat Spain 5-1 in their opening World Cup match – here are a few of the more tasteful creations we’re able to share.

  • 1 Jun 2014

    Dutch-style collective pensions are reportedly due to be unveiled by the government in the Queen’s Speech, but would they leave us better off?