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    1. July 22, 2014

      MH17 crash: Bodies prepared for flight to Netherlands

      Bodies from the downed Malaysian airline were due to arrive in the Netherlands on Wednesday after days of delays that have...

    2. July 21, 2014

      MH17 crash: Obama warns Russia of isolation

      Barack Obama has warned Russia it risks further international isolation if it does not intervene directly with the...

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    1. FT year in finance 2011

      - There is little consensus on how to fix the banking system - Behind the scenes with...
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    1. July 18, 2014

      More than half aboard downed Malaysia Airlines plane were Dutch

      Mark Rutte, prime minister of the Netherlands, vowed to make it his personal mission to find those responsible if it was...

    2. Brussels Blog

      June 30, 2014

      After Juncker, the deluge: a look at other top jobs

      Thorning-Schmidt, left, and Merkel at last week's EU summit. Is the Danish PM's star falling? With Jean-Claude Juncker’s...

    3. June 25, 2014

      Allies abandon Cameron ahead of summit

      European allies of David Cameron abandoned the British prime minister on Wednesday ahead of a showdown over EU leadership,...

    4. June 10, 2014

      David Cameron plots risky course in his quest to foil Juncker

      The spin-doctors looked on in disbelief. Four European leaders, meeting for a summit on how to inject life into the EU’s...

    5. June 10, 2014

      Merkel issues veiled warning to Cameron over top EU job

      Angela Merkel on Tuesday told David Cameron to stop making “threats” over the allocation of top jobs in Brussels, as...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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’...

    17. 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...

    18. 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,...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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,...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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