Stef Blok

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Up to €400 million was invested in Rotterdam port last year by authorities to make it Brexit ready. Photograph: Frank van Beek/AFP/Getty Images

A few years ago, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, who occasionally used to moonlight for fun as a pilot for the Dutch airline KLM, bumped int(...)

A relative of a victim of the explosion at St Anthony’s Shrine reacts at the police mortuary in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

As Christians in Sri Lanka gathered on Sunday morning to celebrate Easter Mass, the culmination of Holy Week, powerful explosions ripped through three(...)

Netherlands foreign ministry shows foreign minister Stef Blok gesturing next to ‘the Brexit monster’ lying on his desk in his office, in The Hague. Photograph: Aad Meijer / Netherlands Foreign Ministry / AFR

The British government may still not be clear on what Brexit looks like, but the Dutch have a pretty good idea: it is a giant blue furry monster that (...)

Dutch foreign minister Stef Blok at the Border in Co Louth:  hearing first-hand the effects of the Troubles is “very different” from reading about them. Photograph: Aoife Moore /PA

The Dutch foreign minister has said another outcome to the withdrawal agreement is “not realistic” during a visit to the Irish Border. Stef Blok trav(...)

 Britain’s Home Secretary Sajid Javid appears on BBC’s  Andrew Marr Show where he suggested technology could be used to avoid a hard border in Ireland. Photograph: Reuters

The Irish Government moved quickly on Sunday to dismiss claims by the British Home Secretary Sajid Javid that existing technology could ensure no hard(...)

Frans Timmermans (left) talks with Luxemburg’s minister for foreign affairs, Jean Asselborn, and Spain’s minister of foreign affairs, Josep Borrell, in Luxembourg on Tuesday. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

Poland had hoped that cosmetic changes to its controversial new judicial legislation might suffice to placate fellow EU member states concerned about (...)

Part of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 at the crash site in the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), some 80km east of Donetsk in Ukraine, in September 2014. Photograph: Alexander Khudoteply/AFP/Getty Images

Australia and the Netherlands have both formally accused Russia of being responsible for the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in July 2(...)

Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders: is accompanied at all times by six plainclothes officers, lives in a “safe house” paid for by the state, wears a bullet-proof vest and is driven to and from work by armoured police vehicle. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty

Three weeks from the general election in the Netherlands, a police officer whose unit is responsible for the personal protection of individuals inclu(...)