About 150 years after the end of slavery in its former colonies, the Netherlands wants to officially apologise for this injustice on Monday. Prime Minister Mark Rutte plans to give a speech on slavery at the National Archives in The Hague later in the day. The cabinet representatives are also scheduled to speak in the…
19 Jun 2022
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has apologised to the outgunned peacekeepers sent to defend Srebrenica in Bosnia in 1995, saying there were lessons for the world's response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
18 May 2022
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Wednesday he had for years deleted messages to his ageing mobile phone to save space, but insisted any important texts had been archived.
24 Dec 2021
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte admitted to making communication "mistakes" in handling the pandemic, in an interview published Friday as his country braced for second Christmas under lockdown.
27 Sep 2021
Dutch police have stepped up security for Prime Minister Mark Rutte over fears he may be targeted for kidnapping or an attack by drug gangs, local media reports said Monday.
19 Jul 2020
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that EU leaders may fail to reach an agreement on Sunday on a huge post-virus recovery plan for the shattered European economy.
23 Jun 2020
French President Emmanuel Macron said talks on a EU coronavirus recovery fund were "advancing" Tuesday as he met Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, a key holdout against the plan.
25 May 2020
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte was unable to visit his dying mother in her final weeks because he obeyed coronavirus restrictions against visiting care homes, his office said Monday.
26 Nov 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday received Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, at State House, Abuja.
26 Nov 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday received the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte at the State House in Abuja. Both leaders and their delegation would hold talks on bilateral consultations and engage in a business roundtable. At the end of their meeting, Buhari and Rutte will address a joint press conference at the Villa.
6 Oct 2019
Britain hinted Sunday that it could be open to changes to its latest Brexit proposals for Northern Ireland, as European leaders piled pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to revise the plans.
8 Sep 2017
Looting is a "serious" problem on the Dutch part of the hurricane-hit island of St Martin, with troops seeking to restore order, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Friday.