The   Rembrandt wedding portraits jointly purchased by France and the Netherlands. Photograph: Rijksmuseum

The French and Dutch governments and two of Europe’s leading museums, the Louvre in Paris and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, have come together to buy(...)

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte. There have been reports of one prospective politician telling a youth wing meeting of Rutte’s Liberal party that he feared “beheadings” on the streets. Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

It should be reassuring for all of Europe when the national counter-terrorism co-ordinator for the Netherlands takes the unusual step of saying public(...)

Geert Wilders of the Freedom Party: said the uncontrolled movement of refugees across Europe represented an “Islamic invasion” that had to be stopped. Photograph: Michel Porro/Getty Images

In an indication of the extent to which the influx of migrants from the Middle East is hardening attitudes towards migration, a new survey in the Ne(...)

Geert Wilders: claims arrival of refugees from war-torn countries being used as cover by economic migrants. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Dutch right-wing politician Geert Wilders described the mass migration from the war zones of the Middle East to the European Union as “an Islamic inv(...)

A volunteer sorts donated clothes and items at the Emergency Shelter for Refugees in the America hall in Apeldoorn in the Netherlands. The country is expected to take in 9,000 migrants and refugees. Photograph: Jerry Lampen/AFP/Getty Images

The Netherlands is willing in principle to accept a share of the migrants and regufees arriving in Europe, but only as a “temporary solution”, the gov(...)

The wreckage of  Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

Australia, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Belgium and Ukraine have pledged to seek an alternative means of bringing to justice those who shot down Malaysi(...)

Relatives and friends of victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 gather in front of a wall of stuffed toys, flowers, drawings, and personal messages in  Nieuwegein, the Netherlands. Photograph: Phil Nijhuis/EPA

It’s at just this time of summer, from mid-July to mid-August, that the Netherlands virtually empties out on holidays – which is why, on this day last(...)

 Andrej Babis: Greece has ‘gone bankrupt four times in the last 200 years and should do so a fifth time’. Photograph: Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images 1:53

As the escalating Greek crisis continues, one issue that is likely to emerge as a key sticking point in the forthcoming negotiations is the question o(...)

British chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne makes a statement to MPs in the House of Commons following the Greek referendum vote to reject the austerity terms demanded by its international creditors.  Photograph: PA Wire

Euro zone countries, such as Ireland, who had to impose major spending cuts, will find it difficult to understand if Greece is now allowed to escap(...)

Ukrainian servicemen outside Shyrokino village, near the city of Mariupol, Ukraine, yesterday. Photograph: Sergey Vaganov/EPA

The Netherlands and Malaysia want a United Nations tribunal to be set up to prosecute those suspected of shooting down a Malaysia Airlines jet over (...)