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Dutch deputy prime minister Lodewijk Asscher: warned of deep cuts. Photograph:   Martijn Beekman/AFP/Getty Images

The centre-left coalition in the Netherlands has reached agreement on a new round of public spending cuts worth €6 billion aimed at keeping the countr(...)

 Geert Wilders: As  he reinvents himself as champion of the Dutch “squeezed middle”, he claims it is the government’s “subservience” to Brussels which is causing damage to the country’s social fabric. Photograph: Koen van Weel/AP

It was an extraordinarily uncharacteristic outburst from smiling Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte last year, when he snarled at right-wing leader Geert(...)

The Netherlands’ coalition government faces the prospect of finding another round of cuts totalling €6 billion for 2014 – despite growing internal dissent and deepening unpopularity with the public. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

One of the largest overseas aid agencies in the Netherlands is to begin working against poverty at home for the first time ever – as a result of the e(...)

Leader of the far-right Freedom Party Geert Wilders. Photograph: Jerry Lampen/AFP photo/ANP

Right-wing leader Geert Wilders has called for a series of mass demonstrations in the Netherlands following an opinion poll that shows his anti-euro F(...)

Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad (right) meets Dutch foreign minister Uri Rosenthal in Ramallah before the 2012 breakdown in peace talks. Photograph: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

When Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations broke down in Amman in January 2012, it looked as though the process had run irretrievably into the sand. (...)

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