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  1. March 30, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: US wants Europe to get on its bike on sanctions

    Barack Obama arrived in The Hague for the summit of G7 leading economies last week with a vast, armour-plated entourage. His...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    March 24, 2014

    Obama and Rutte meet on the Night Watch

    Jerry Lampen/Getty Barack Obama, US president (left), and Mark Rutte, Netherlands prime minister (centre), meet in front of...

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  1. February 21, 2014

    David Cameron begins EU diplomatic offensive

    David Cameron has wined and dined the Dutch premier at his country retreat as the UK prime minister begins a European...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    November 15, 2013

    Texting behind the curtain

    Diego Azubel/EPA A member of the People’s Liberation Army is seen behind a curtain before a welcoming ceremony for Dutch...

  3. August 12, 2013

    Netherlands’ Prince Friso dies after 18 months in coma

    Prince Johan Friso of the Netherlands, younger brother of King Willem-Alexander, died Monday morning at the age of 44, a...

  4. June 21, 2013

    Time for ‘ever closer union’ in Europe over, say Dutch

    The Netherlands, a founding member of the EU, said the time for closer union was over as it proposed an extensive list of...

  5. FT Photo Diary

    May 23, 2013

    Merkel greets Rutte

    Shammi Hehrashammi/AFP German Chancellor Angela Merkel shares a kiss from Netherlands’ Prime Minister Mark Rutte before...

  6. April 12, 2013

    Netherlands delays austerity plans

    The Dutch government has postponed the introduction of austerity measures needed to meet EU deficit limits as part of a deal...

  7. April 8, 2013

    Putin’s Europe tour dogged by protests

    Russian president Vladimir Putin’s tour through northern Germany and the Netherlands on Monday produced the expected...

  8. March 10, 2013

    Battle looms over Netherlands budget cuts

    The Dutch prime minister will have to make compromises across his political agenda to secure the €4.3bn austerity measures...

  9. March 6, 2013

    Dutch support for EU referendum

    Dutch lawmakers have been forced to debate a referendum on any further transfers of power to the EU after a citizens’...

  10. March 3, 2013

    Dutch unions attack fresh austerity plan

    A €4bn package of additional austerity measures aimed at enabling the Netherlands to hit EU deficit targets in 2014 has set...

  11. Westminster Blog

    January 17, 2013

    Dutch MPs distance themselves from Cameron

      Frans Timmermans, Dutch foreign minister I’m not sure if anyone in Downing Street is fluent in Dutch, but if they are,...

  12. January 16, 2013

    Dutch warn UK on EU policy opt-outs

    The Netherlands will not support British requests for opt-outs in important EU policy areas, the Dutch foreign minister has...

  13. January 14, 2013

    Cameron wagers on Dutch support

    If David Cameron is hoping for an enthusiastic reception from his Dutch hosts for his plans to take powers back from...

  14. December 19, 2012

    Fresh forecasts rock Dutch economy

    The Dutch government’s goal of restoring economic confidence through austerity has struck a fresh obstacle after an official...

  15. November 29, 2012

    Dutch PM calls on EU to review its powers

    The EU should carry out a review of its powers and consider returning some of them to its member states, according to Mark...

  16. November 23, 2012

    Cameron seeks to avoid budget blame

    David Cameron attempted to escape the blame for the breakdown of EU budget talks on Friday, with British officials insisting...

  17. November 15, 2012

    Nervous consumer drags down Dutch economy

    They had expected it to shrink by perhaps half a per cent. But the severity of the third quarter contraction of the Dutch...

  18. November 13, 2012

    Dutch PM scraps health insurance plan

    The Netherlands’ Liberal prime minister, Mark Rutte, has apologised to voters and scrapped a widely criticised plan to tie...

  19. November 12, 2012

    Dutch parties battle for coalition deal

    The partners in the new Dutch coalition have entered urgent talks to salvage their governing agreement after abandoning key...

  20. November 12, 2012

    Dutch parties battle for coalition deal

    The partners in the new Dutch coalition have entered urgent talks to salvage their governing agreement after abandoning key...

  21. November 5, 2012

    Dutch finance minister set for lead role

    If the new Dutch coalition government is to succeed, much will depend on Labour's Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the incoming finance...

  22. November 5, 2012

    Healthcare dispute hits Dutch coalition

    The Netherlands' new centrist government was supposed to usher in a period of calm, after two years of bitter left-right...

  23. October 29, 2012

    Dutch left and right agree coalition

    The centre-right Liberal and centre-left Labour parties, who fought each other to a standstill in the Netherlands’ elections...

  24. October 19, 2012

    Merkel stands tough on Spanish bank aid

    Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, has cast doubt on one of the main benefits of eurozone banking union just hours after...

  25. October 16, 2012

    Dutch turmoil hurts Carpetright

    Carpetright has emerged as an unlikely casualty of the political turmoil that erupted in the Netherlands earlier this year,...

  26. September 14, 2012

    Eurozone officials on winning streak

    In the more than two years the eurozone crisis has rocked the global economy, leaders have repeatedly seen their...

  27. September 13, 2012

    EU relieved by Dutch election result

    The outcome of elections in the Netherlands was greeted with relief elsewhere in Europe as an unexpected vote of confidence...

  28. The World

    September 13, 2012

    Pragmatism beats ideology at Dutch ballot box

    Mark Rutte. Photo Reuters By Matthew Steinglass in Amsterdam Wednesday’s Dutch election overturned myriad assumptions, as...

  29. September 12, 2012

    Rutte retains power in Dutch elections

    Prime minister Mark Rutte has been returned to power after elections in the Netherlands showed Dutch voters decisively...

  30. September 12, 2012

    Centre left has momentum in Dutch poll

    Dutch voters went to the polls on Wednesday with the centre-left Labour party and the centre-right Liberals locked...

  31. September 11, 2012

    Dutch veer towards centre on eve of poll

    Ever since the conservative Dutch government collapsed in the spring over EU-mandated budget cuts, observers have expected...

  32. September 11, 2012

    Dutch poll to test depth of euro anger

    The Netherlands faces a cliffhanger election on Wednesday, with anxiety over the euro crisis and the dismantling of the...

  33. The World

    September 10, 2012

    Smart Reads September 10, 2012

    Here is our pick of reading material from the weekend and today: George Soros has said in an interview with the FT that...

  34. September 9, 2012

    Finns loath to approve Greek bailout changes

    The Finnish parliament would find it all but impossible to approve any changes to the latest Greek bailout, according to...

  35. September 7, 2012

    Rutte caught in euro pincer attack

    For the past year and a half, Mark Rutte, the Netherlands’ prime minister and leader of the Liberal party, has displayed a...

  36. September 7, 2012

    Burden switches to EU politicians

    The stunning two-day rally in eurozone debt markets after Thursday’s European Central Bank decision to overhaul and restart...

  37. September 3, 2012

    Dutch centre-left gain ground in polls

    Dutch elections next week have been widely expected to confirm a continuing European trend as voters, angered by budget cuts...

  38. FT Alphaville

    August 6, 2012

    Ultravox populi, vox debita

    Eye-catching charts, for a type of risk that should catch investor eyes: But what does it all mean? Citi analysts reckon it...

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