Search for Mark Rutte and
    1. June 29, 2016

      In UK’s misery, EU leaders see tonic to quiet their own populists

      First EU leaders fretted that a Brexit might be contagious, encouraging other member states to follow suit. Now they...

    2. Fast FT

      June 28, 2016

      EU prepares to meet Cameron: 'it's not like a Facebook status'

      Leaders from the EU’s 27 member states are preparing for their first round of talks with departing UK prime minister...

    Special Reports

    1. FT year in finance 2011

      - There is little consensus on how to fix the banking system - Behind the scenes with...
    Search more Special Reports on this topic.

    1. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      EU: Britain must start exit process 'as soon as possible'

      The EU’s senior leaders have asserted the bloc will continue with 27 member states and said they are ready to “launch...

    2. June 2, 2016

      Four EU leaders warn UK voters of exit downsides

      Four European leaders have this week waded into Britain’s referendum campaign with unusually blunt warnings, telling...

    3. April 7, 2016

      Dutch vote knocks hopes for further EU enlargement to the east

      When a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down over eastern Ukraine in 2014 killing 196 Dutch citizens — almost certainly...

    4. April 6, 2016

      Dutch abstention on Ukraine deal proves loudest message of all

      With a turnout that barely scraped above the 30 per cent required to make it valid, it defies common sense to draw...

    5. Fast FT

      April 5, 2016

      Barclays flags euro risk from 'other' EU referendum

      The UK’s referendum on European Union membership in June is possibly the most well-flagged event for European financial...

    6. March 30, 2016

      Dutch referendum puts relations with Russia under spotlight

      When anti-Brussels activists succeeded in using a new Dutch law to put ratification of a sensitive EU-Ukraine trade...

    7. March 18, 2016

      EU and Turkey agree deal to return migrants

      The EU and Turkey have agreed a deal that would see nearly all migrants systematically turned back from Greek islands...

    8. Brussels Blog

      March 18, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Waiting for Davutoglu

      This is Friday’s edition of our daily Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    9. Fast FT

      March 3, 2016

      Dutch PM lays out 'minimum outcome' on refugees

      An agreement with Turkey to speed up the return of thousands of migrants from Greece is the “minimum outcome” from next...

    10. Brussels Blog

      February 11, 2016

      Brussels briefing: Tusk and the Titanic

      This is Thursday’s edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    11. January 22, 2016

      Lessons from the past are key to Europe’s survival

      The historic scale of the crisis facing Europe is dawning on its elites. In Davos a series of political leaders lined...

    12. January 22, 2016

      Shadow of populism hangs over Davos

      There are certain words used at Davos that get people nodding in agreement — these include “sustainability”. There are...

    13. Fast FT

      January 22, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: a Friday rally

      Markets are poised to end the week on a brighter note, but migrant-related tensions are increasing in Europe. German...

    14. January 21, 2016

      EU told it has 6 weeks to save Schengen border-free travel

      Mark Rutte, the Dutch prime minister, has warned that the EU has “six to eight weeks” to save the Schengen system of...

    15. Fast FT

      January 21, 2016

      Dutch PM: EU has 6-8 weeks to save Schengen

      Mark Rutte, the Dutch prime minister, has warned that the European Union has “six to eight weeks” to save the Schengen...

    16. December 3, 2015

      EU leaders balk at new treaty demands from Cameron

      David Cameron has given up hope of a new membership deal for Britain at this month’s EU summit after European allies...

    17. November 26, 2015

      Refugee influx threatens fall of EU, warns Dutch PM

      The EU risks suffering the same fate as the Roman empire if it does not regain control of its borders and stop the...

    18. November 26, 2015

      David Cameron’s Dutch ally Mark Rutte warns on Brexit talks

      One of David Cameron’s closest European allies has warned that Britain’s insistence on special protections for non-euro...

    19. August 19, 2015

      German parliament backs latest Greek bailout

      The German parliament on Wednesday backed the latest €86bn Greek rescue deal, opening the way for the immediate release...

    20. August 18, 2015

      Dutch coalition faces no-confidence vote over Greek bailout

      The Dutch government is facing a vote of no-confidence over the €86bn Greek bailout approved by eurozone finance...

    21. June 26, 2015

      Merkel tells Tsipras no alternative to creditors’ offer

      Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday pleaded with Greek premier Alexis Tsipras to accept an “extraordinarily generous...

    22. May 29, 2015

      EU leaders tell Cameron they can help on reform — within limits

      David Cameron ended his four-capital European tour in Berlin on Friday with a clear message coming from fellow leaders:...

    23. May 28, 2015

      Rhetoric hardens as Cameron kicks off negotiations with EU tour

      David Cameron embarked on a tour of four European capitals on Thursday, prompting a hardening of rhetoric in London and...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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,...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

    Search for Mark Rutte and