Maastricht

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The former assembly hall of the Dutch House of Representatives being prepared for meetings of the parliament’s lower house during the coronavirus crisis, The Hague. Photograph: Bart Maat/EPA

Family doctors in the Netherlands have been asked to keep a register of deaths they believe may have been caused by Covid-19 in an attempt to suppleme(...)

DUP leader Ian Paisley, accompanied by deputy leader Peter Robinson (left), speaks to the media afer a meeting with members of the Irish government at Government Buildings, Dublin, in November 2005. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Former Northern Ireland first minister Ian Paisley “vigorously” backed the benefits of membership of the then European Economic Community and advocate(...)

A watch tower of East German border soldiers at the Berlin Wall memorial on Bernauer Strasse in Berlin, Germany. On November 9th Germany will mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall  in 1989. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

"German unity at state level is completed. The unity of the Germans …was not completed on October 3rd 1990, nor is it to this day". Chancellor Angela (...)

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani: In January, the Dutch accused Tehran of hiring local criminals who assassinated two Iranian dissidents.

Three Iranians – one of them a presenter on a dissident TV channel – have been given police protection in the Netherlands in a move that could see a n(...)

Groningen. ‘There is a lot of interest in Dutch universities: they have high-ranking courses.’ Photograph: iStock

The CAO has an almost hallowed air, but going to college abroad can be a particularly rewarding, more accessible and often cheaper option than staying(...)

 British prime minister Boris Johnson: By the time of the Brexit referendum in 2016, the Anglosphere had established itself in right-wing mythology as the promised land. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

If the success of a political idea turns on its power to instil hope or optimism in its adherents, then, in its early years, Brexit was a colossal fai(...)

Aircraft are painted for protection and against corrosion and must be repainted at intervals throughout their lives

Dutch investors have plunged for a majority stake in Irish aircraft painter, Maas Aviation, in a deal that will see founder and majority shareholder D(...)

“The euro system’s second decade was one of unforeseen turbulence, but it confounded its more strident critics by surviving the anxious years 2011-2012 (and 2015) without losing any member.” Photograph: Michael Sohn/AP Photo

Any assessment of Europe’s monetary union as it completes its second decade should refer to the regimes that preceded it. For economists, the primary(...)

The euro is now the currency of 340 million people in 19 countries and internationally meets the key criteria of wide acceptability as a means of exchange and as a store of value. Photograph: iStock

Sometimes European politics has found a way to take a step forward. At a summit of European Union leaders in the Dutch town of Maastricht in December (...)

Honours were awarded to Labour’s Alan Campbell, leading Brexiteer John Redwood and former Tory minister Gary Streeter.

Campaigners for a second EU referendum have accused Theresa May of weakness after one of Parliament’s most prominent Brexiteers was made a knight in t(...)

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