Dutch far-right Party for Freedom leader Geert Wilders in Schilderswijk: there have been problems  with supporters of Islamic State flying the flag, literally, for the new caliphate. Photograph: Martijn Beekman/AFP/Getty Images

When the mayor of a major city such as The Hague writes formally to his city council to warn that they have neither the resources nor the expertise to(...)

State-owned Dutch bank ABN Amro will cut up to 1,000 jobs in its retail division by 2018, as it reports a 40 per cent increase in underlying net profit. (Photograph: Robin van Lonkhuijsen/Reuters)

State-owned Dutch bank ABN Amro is to cut up to 1,000 jobs in its retail division by 2018, booking a provision of €50-€75 million in the next quarter (...)

A Netherlands tax ruling allegedly underestimated the business risk carried by Starbucks’ coffee roasting facility and, as a result, attributed too little profit to the Netherlands. Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty Images

The Netherlands and Starbucks will be pulled into the political storm over tax deals as the European Commission confronts Amsterdam for allegedly subs(...)

Apple will be accused of prospering from illegal tax deals with the Irish government for more than two decades when Brussels this week unveils details of a probe that could leave the iPhone maker with a record fine of as much as several billions of euros. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The European Commission will tomorrow publish a letter sent to the Government in June outlining the terms of its investigation into Apple’s tax arrang(...)

Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem: said the growth figures were “hopeful but the recovery is still fragile”

New car sales in the Netherlands will hit a 45-year low this year, the industry said yesterday, as the Dutch government was warned any worsening of un(...)

Dutch foreign minister Frans Timmermans: Russian law promoted ‘a climate of homophobia”, which would “stigmatise” LGBT individuals and inevitably lead to discrimination against them. Photograph: Lex van Lieshout/EPA

The Dutch government is to make it substantially easier for gay people in Russian to apply for political asylum in the Netherlands, warning that th(...)

Pieces of the wreckage are seen at a crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Petropavlivka in the  Donetsk region. Photograph: Reuters

European monitors last night indicated for the first time that credit and debit cards belonging to people who died on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in e(...)

Isis members wave flags as they drive around Raqqa in Syria. Between 1,100 and 1,700 European jihadists are known to have gone to Syria since 2011, and the Worldwide Relief Foundation says young women are increasingly being targeted. Photograph: Reuters

Parents of Muslim teenagers who want to travel to Syria to join rebels fighting against President Bashar al-Assad have been warned they may have to co(...)

While it may not seem like it as he bathes in the reflected glory of Marine Le Pen’s historic 25 per cent share of the French vote, in his home country Geert Wilders has gone from heading the polls to trailing in them in the space of just three months. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

The Dutch are a commonsense people, so they were surprised last week when, having consigned Geert Wilders to third place in the European elections (...)

Russian police detain a gay rights activist during a protest in StPetersburg on May 1st last year. Russian gay rights activists have expressed concern about “conflicting messages” regarding Dutch government support for their cause. Photograph: Reuters

When a senior Dutch diplomat was attacked and beaten in his Moscow apartment in October and the letters “LGBT” scrawled in red lipstick on a mirror, t(...)