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Dutch far-right Freedom Party  leader Geert Wilders speaking to the press outside the court of appeal in The Hague on Friday. Photograph:  Remko De Waal/ANP/AFP via Getty Images

A Dutch appeals court has cleared far-right political leader, Geert Wilders, of inciting hatred or discrimination against the country’s Moroccan commu(...)

Geert Wilders and his Freedom Party launched a 24-hour “anti-Polish hotline”. Photograph: Michael Kooren/File Photo/Reuters

Marcin Kolczynski (37) dropped his mobile phone and dashed towards the waves crashing on to the remote Dutch beach at Julianadorp last weekend. It was(...)

Melanie Labor: ‘‘I’ll see you soon’ doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll actually see you soon.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

The first time Melanie Labor visited Ireland in the late 1990s she bought a travel guide which she regularly leafed through during the fortnight she s(...)

 Passengers in the departure halls that are still open at Schiphol, the Netherlands. Photograph: Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/EPA

The next test of strained relations between the Dutch and their EU neighbours, after the fortnight-long car crash of a negotiation that resulted in Th(...)

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte said he realised that asking the public to stick with the ‘intelligent lockdown’ was difficult, but necessary. Photograph: EPA/Bart Maat

With the death toll from Covid-19 standing at 1,173 as of Wednesday afternoon, and confirmation that the Dutch lockdown will continue until the end of(...)

Prime minister Boris Johnson speaking at a media briefing on coronavirus in Downing Street: Photograph: Eddie Mulholland/Daily Telegraph/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been widely praised for his handling of the coronvirus crisis, in particular for the tone and content of his address to the(...)

A member of the Libyan internationally recognised government forces heads out to the front line atop a military vehicle from Misrata on February 3rd, 2020. Photograph: Ayman Al-Sahili/Reuters

Security and defence were the main themes of Tuesday’s European Commission meeting, expressing its determination to rebrand the European Union as a “g(...)

Travellers at Schiphol Airport. Photograph: Evert Elzinga/EPA

The Dutch health minister has admitted he is “shocked” at the level of anti-Asian racism being shown in response to the coronavirus – and says there a(...)

 Dutch PVV party leader Geert Wilders: claims new station will provide an  important antidote to the “big fake news factory” of current broadcasting. Photograph:  Sander Koning

The Netherlands is to get a new television channel and radio airtime dedicated to the politics of the far right and supported by the country’s two hig(...)

Blue mosque:  imam Yassin Elforkani says his request for the call to prayer was “to normalise Islam in this beautiful world city”.

In a 21st-century answer to a proposal with its roots in the seventh century, Amsterdam has rejected a plan by a prominent mosque to become the first (...)

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