Geert Wilders

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A woman wearing a Niqab Islamic dress, in Rotterdam. The Dutch ban applies  in public places such as schools, hospitals, government offices, and on public transport, though not on the street. Photograph: Robin Utrecht/AFP/Getty    Images

No matter how you look at it politically, there’s more than a little irony in growing demands for the year-old Dutch burka ban to be rescinded because(...)

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(...)

Ferdinand Grapperhaus (left)  has been scathing about members of the public who broke the rules during the summer, describing them as ‘sloppy, lazy and anti-social’. Photograph: Sem van der  Wal/EPA

In an extraordinary feat of political survival, the Dutch justice minister has clung to his job despite the publication of two damning sets of photogr(...)

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(...)

 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(...)

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(...)

Dutch far-right Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders: his plan to hold the cartoon competition last year sparked mass demonstrations in Pakistan. File photograph: Michael Kooren/Reuters

A 27-year-old Pakistani man has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for planning to murder right-wing politician Geert Wilders in the heart of the Dutc(...)

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