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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: along with Mark Rutte, he said he would take part in the RTL programme if no more than four party leaders participated. Photograph: Remlo de Waal/AFP/Getty

In a sign of increasing nervousness in the run-up to the Dutch general election, the prime minister, Mark Rutte, and his far-right challenger, Geert (...)

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 (...)

A soldier assists military policemen to carry out extra patrols around Schiphol Airport. Photograph: Remko de Waal/AFP/Getty Images

The Dutch government has been warned that the continuing use of soldiers to beef up security at Schiphol airport – which handles 60 million passenger(...)

Dutch justice minister Ard van der Steur answering questions about intelligence failures in the lead-up to the terrorist attacks in Brussels on March 22nd. Photograph: Bart Maat/EPA

At 10.14am on July 14th, 2015, Turkish officials sent two emails to two European embassies in Ankara: one to the Belgians and the other to the Dutch. (...)

Edward Snowden: classified documents he published  revealed the way global surveillance programmes work. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

It’s a sign of the extent to which the world has been changed by the revelations of CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden. A legal action by two Somali tri(...)

Sesame Street muppets Grover and Elmo. Proposed Dutch channel move has been described as ‘outrageous’. Photograph: Paul Zimmerman/WireImage

The Dutch are laid back about most things, but every few years a government is given a sharp reminder that messing around with the children’s TV prog(...)

Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem: said the growth figures were “hopeful but the recovery is still fragile”

New car sales in the Netherlands will hit a 45-year low this year, the industry said yesterday, as the Dutch government was warned any worsening of un(...)

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte (right) with Malaysia’s prime minister Najib Razak in The Hague last month. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Getty Images

The first political poll in the Netherlands since Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine last month shows overwhelming pu(...)

Dutch Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders on the campaign trail ahead of the European elections in Amsterdam. Photograph: Robin Utrecht/EPA

IT was extraordinary timing by the Dutch government last Thursday when it revealed – just one week from the European elections­– that the number of re(...)

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