Peter Cluskey

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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(...)

 In 2015 Volkswagen finally came clean and admitted it had sold 11m cars worldwide fitted with a secret ‘defeat device’. Photograph: Ronny Hartmann/AFP via Getty Images

A new Dutch foundation is planning to take German car giant Volkswagen Group to court over the so-called ‘Emissionsgate’ scandal following a change to(...)

Fergal Gaynor said he is deeply honoured by the appointment to the tribunal. File photograph: Photograph: Clara Sanchiz

An Irish barrister has been appointed to one of the most senior prosecution positions at the Cambodia Tribunal in Phnom Penh, set up in 1997 to try le(...)

Smoking cannabis in a coffee shop in Amsterdam. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Getty

If there’s one contradiction that goes to the heart of why Dutch drugs policy has lost its way, it’s this: that while it’s legal for “coffee shops” to(...)

The late Adrienne Cullen at her home in Voorschoten.

A Dutch hospital failed to tell Irishwoman Adrienne Cullen it had discovered what went wrong with her treatment before her death, it has emerged. UMC(...)

Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks on Wednesday at the case filed   by Gambia against Myanmar alleging genocide against the minority Muslim Rohingya population, at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands. Photograph: Reuters/Yves Herman

In a remarkable show of solidarity with the generals who once imprisoned her, Myanmar’s civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has issued a detailed denia(...)

 A farm where a father and six of his children had been living in a hidden space for years, in Ruinerwold, The Netherlands. Photograph: Vincent Jannink/EPA

The 67-year-old father of a family found hidden away on an isolated farm in the northeast of the Netherlands last month is now suspected of sexually a(...)

Dutch lawyer Andre Seebregts  arrives at the courthouse in The Hague, on November 1st, 2019, to assist 23 women who are blocked at a refugee camp in northern Syria. Photograph: Koen Van Weel/ANP/AFP

In an indication of the quandary facing many EU countries, the Dutch government has said it will appeal against a court ruling that it must make “all (...)

 Emergency services attend the scene of a fatal shooting incident in Amsterdam, the Netherlands,  on Wednesday. Photograph: Niels Wenstedt/EPA

A broad-daylight killing in Amsterdam on Wednesday, which now appears connected to a long-running Serbian gangster feud, has become the third unsolved(...)

Police officers are seen near  the site of an attack  in Buitenveldert, in which Dutch lawyer Derk Wiersum was shot dead. Photograph: Michel van Bergen/ANP/AFP/Getty Images

The Netherlands was in shock on Wednesday after its usually discreet international drugs underworld – worth more than €20 billion a year – seemingly b(...)

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