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Friday 29 September 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Mark Rutte

This year
Dutch PM hands in resignation to king as government collapses over 'insurmountable' differences
The earliest that elections can be held is in mid-November, the Dutch election commission said.
Dutch government collapses over immigration row
The opposition Socialist Party called for elections in the autumn and said it would start campaigning in September.
Last year
'A crime against humanity': Dutch PM apologises for 250 years of slavery
The apology comes almost 150 years after the end of slavery in the Netherlands’ overseas colonies
Dutch PM to make landmark slavery speech next week
The Dutch government would not confirm reports that he would give a formal apology for the Netherlands’ role.
Netherlands to ease Covid restrictions from today as WHO says Omicron risk remains 'very high'
Bars, restaurants and museums in the country will be allowed to reopen from today.
All time
Netherlands to go into Christmas 'lockdown' says Prime Minister
Prime Minister Mark Rutte said the measures are intended to try to stop a surge of the Omicron coronavirus variant.
Dutch Covid-19 infections soar by 500% in a week
Infection rate rises in many countries have been attributed to the more transmissible Delta variant.
Dutch PM Mark Rutte savours ‘overwhelming vote of confidence’ in poll
It was the fourth consecutive poll win for his conservative party and he will now move to form a new coalition.
Covid curfew to take effect in Netherlands as lockdown tightens in bid to stem spread of virus
Home visits have also been cut as well as flights from Britain, South Africa and South America.
Dutch government resigns over child benefits scandal
Dutch authorities wrongly accused thousands of parents of fraudulently claiming child allowance.
'The Netherlands will close for five weeks': Dutch Prime Minister announces strict new lockdown
The decision from Mark Rutte comes amid a surge of cases in the Netherlands.
EU leaders remain divided on plans for a €750 billion recovery fund ahead of a vital summit meeting
Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte leads a bloc of countries opposed to the deal.
Dutch prime minister didn't visit dying mother due to lockdown measures
Mark Rutte today announced the recent death of his 96-year-old mother in a care home in The Hague.
Dutch PM shakes hands with expert immediately after ordering end to handshaking
Mark Rutte, realising his mistake, then bumped elbows with Jaap van Dissel.
Utrecht tram shooting suspect confesses to deadly attack, claims he acted alone
Thousands of Dutch mourners took to Utrecht’s streets this evening to pay their last respects to the victims.
France and Germany are 'jumping the gun' on EU army, Dutch Prime Minister says
“The idea of a European army is going way too far for the Netherlands.”
'The Netherlands said 'stop' to the wrong kind of populism': Wilders set to be defeated in election
PM Mark Rutte easily defeated a strong challenge from the far-right Geert Wilders.
Dutch voters have rejected Geert Wilders' play to be an anti-Islam Prime Minister
Current PM Mark Rutte has seen his off Wilders’ challenge comfortably.
Dutch leader urges voters to halt rise of the right wing in Europe
The election will be held tomorrow.
Search for remains of MH17 flight victims called off
The Prime Minister of the Netherlands said that it was too dangerous to continue.
Kenny: Comments were made to me about the top EU job, but 'that matter is now irrelevant'
The Taoiseach was speaking at a press conference with the Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte who is in Dublin on an official visit today.
Ireland has been through 'a hurricane' - Kenny speaks at World Economic Forum
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Enda Kenny stressed the need for job creation across Europe in order to tackle the economic crisis.
Amsterdam's cannabis cafes to remain open, says mayor
The government is planning to restrict cannabis sales by requiring residents to show identification when entering the shops.
New Dutch government scraps Olympics bid, raises drinking age
The Liberal-Labour coalition will also cut government spending by €16 billion over the next five years.
Dutch Prime Minister claims victory for his Liberal party in close election
The far-right PVV party, led by Geert Wilders, suffered a humiliating defeat in the election.
Dutch caretaker PM urges 'responsibility' over economic problems
Despite the fall of the country’s government over budget disagreements yesterday, the Netherlands raised €2 billion at a bond auction today.
Election on the cards after Dutch budget talks collapse
The prime minister is expected to tender his resignation today but remain on as caretaker until elections later this year after discussions over an austerity budget collapsed over the weekend.
Here's what European leaders might be wearing at their 'informal' summit
Today’s European Council summit is described as an ‘informal meeting’. So might leaders shed their suits for some casual threads?
Irish bailout could sink delicate Dutch ruling coalition
The party supporting the minority government is considering stopping the country taking part in Ireland’s bailout, it is reported.