Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte arriving at the Binnenhof in The Hague on Friday. Photograph:    Remko De Waal/ANP/AFP via Getty Images

The four-party coalition government of Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte has been forced out of office by a long-running child benefits scandal – leavin(...)

A deserted street in the centre of Groningen. Photograph: Kees Van de Veen/ANP/AFP via Getty

With the Netherlands in the midst of its second Covid-19 lockdown and considering overnight curfews to control socialising, the coalition government o(...)

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(...)

People in face coverings on a bridge of the Red Light District. Photograph: Remko de Waal/ANP/AFP via Getty

Dutch premier Mark Rutte has been forced to break off his holiday to deal with a rapid worsening in Covid-19 infections as a result of what appears to(...)

Mark Rutte:  his Dutch government  remain obstinate in their opposition to mutualised “corona bonds” to help aid  southern EU countries devastated by Covid-19. Photograph: Bart Maat/EPA

It may sound harsh, but right from the start of the fractious negotiations on aid for southern EU countries devastated by Covid-19, the Netherlands pu(...)

Dutch foreign minister Halbe Zijlstra hugs prime minister Mark Rutte after announcing his resignation in the Dutch parliament on Tuesday. Photograph: Martijn Beekman/AFP/Getty Images

Dutch foreign minister Halbe Zijlstra quit on Tuesday after admitting that he had lied about attending a meeting in 2006 at which he said Russian pres(...)

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte is facing possibility of having to go it alone with a minority budget next month. Photograph: Remko De Waal/EPA

Still without a new government about 160 days after the March general election, the Netherlands is facing the collapse of its caretaker coalition – an(...)

Dutch political party leaders Alexander Pechtold of D66, Emile Roemer of the Socialist Party and Lodewijk Asscher of Labour during a break in a television debate on February 26th. Voters go to the polls on March 15th. Photograph: Bart Maat/ EPA

A fortnight from the Dutch general election, two new polls are suggesting a fall-off in support for far-right leader Geert Wilders and his Freedom Par(...)

Dutch far-right Freedom Party leader  Geert Wilders: little chance of becoming prime minister because the other parties will refuse to work with him. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty

There has been a blizzard of good economic news in these last weeks of the Dutch election campaign, reassuring voters that austerity is a thing of the(...)

Geert Wilders: The controversial politician could see his ultra-nationalist Freedom Party win up to 37 seats in the Dutch parliament, according to end-of-year polls. Photograph: AP Photo/Peter Dejong

A new poll of polls in the Netherlands indicates that far-right leader Geert Wilders has consolidated his popularity since his conviction a fortnight (...)

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