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MEPs from across Europe pledge renewed support for #Holocaust survivors over restitution

MEPs from across Europe pledge renewed support for #Holocaust survivors over restitution

On 26 June, MEPs from more than 20 EU member states and five European political groups have backed a pledge to increase support for Holocaust survivors and their families seeking the return of stolen and looted WW2 property. Seventy-one MEPs, representing a wide range of groups from across the political spectrum, issued a joint declaration promising […]

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GUE/NGL calls on Council to act over #Dijsselbloem’s recent remarks

GUE/NGL calls on Council to act over #Dijsselbloem’s recent remarks

GUE/NGL MEPs are demanding greater accountability from the Council following the unjust and unacceptable comments made by Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem in the media this week. Dijsselbloem’s comments, which were published in a German newspaper, appeared to compare the desperate economic situation of southern eurozone countries to someone wasting money on “alcohol and women” and […]

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Dutch report urges strong Britain-EU trade ties after #Brexit

Dutch report urges strong Britain-EU trade ties after #Brexit

| March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Netherlands should push for the European Union to keep strong trade ties with Britain after the British quit the EU, a report commissioned by the Dutch parliament said on Tuesday (21 March). Britain is the Netherlands’ second-largest trading partner, accounting for 9% of exports, according to the paper by two members of the Dutch […]

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Relief in EU capitals as Dutch PM sees off far-right's #Wilders

Relief in EU capitals as Dutch PM sees off far-right's #Wilders

| March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dutch center-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte fought off the challenge of anti-Islam and anti-EU rival Geert Wilders to score an election victory that was hailed across Europe on Thursday (16 March) by governments facing a rising wave of nationalism, writes Anthony Deutsch and Toby Sterling. The euro EUR= gained as the results of Wednesday’s vote showed a […]

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Relief in EU capitals as Dutch PM sees off far-right’s #Wilders

Relief in EU capitals as Dutch PM sees off far-right’s #Wilders

| March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dutch center-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte fought off the challenge of anti-Islam and anti-EU rival Geert Wilders to score an election victory that was hailed across Europe on Thursday (16 March) by governments facing a rising wave of nationalism, writes Anthony Deutsch and Toby Sterling. The euro EUR= gained as the results of Wednesday’s vote showed a […]

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#Dutch voting in test of European anti-establishment sentiment

#Dutch voting in test of European anti-establishment sentiment

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dutch people voted on Wednesday (15 March( in an election seen as a test of nationalist feeling magnified by a furious row with Turkey in recent days, the first of three polls this year in the European Union where anti-immigrant parties are seeking breakthroughs, writes Philip Blenkinsop. The center-right VVD party of Prime Minister Mark […]

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Dutch police expel #Turkish minister as 'Nazi remnants' row escalates

Dutch police expel #Turkish minister as 'Nazi remnants' row escalates

| March 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Turkish authorities have sealed off the Dutch embassy and consulate, sources at Turkey’s foreign ministry have said, in the latest incident in a tit-for-tat row between the two countries over Turkish campaigning in Europe. Turkey also closed off the residences of the Dutch ambassador, charge d’affaires and consul general as tensions between the Nato partners escalated after […]

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