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Dutch to begin easing #Coronavirus lockdown measures next week, government says

Dutch to begin easing #Coronavirus lockdown measures next week, government says

| May 7, 2020

The Netherlands has joined several European countries in announcing the easing of its coronavirus lockdown, outlining a four-month plan to phase out social restrictions if the virus remains under control, write Anthony Deutsch and Toby Sterling. The lifting of measures will begin next week and will be expanded in stages through 1 September, Dutch Prime […]

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#Coronavirus – EU coordinates assistance to alleviate stock shortages on Dutch Caribbean islands

#Coronavirus – EU coordinates assistance to alleviate stock shortages on Dutch Caribbean islands

| April 26, 2020

Following a request for assistance via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the EU is co-ordinating the delivery of assistance to six Dutch Caribbean Islands. Crisis Management Commissioner Janez Lenarčič said: “The coronavirus pandemic has affected the whole of Europe and beyond. Thanks to the offer from the Netherlands, […]

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Commission approves Dutch guarantee scheme of up to €10 billion to support the economy in context of #Coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves Dutch guarantee scheme of up to €10 billion to support the economy in context of #Coronavirus outbreak

| April 24, 2020

The European Commission has approved a Dutch loan guarantee scheme of up to €10 billion to support the Dutch economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the state aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as amended on 3 April 2020. In order to address companies’ liquidity […]

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Flight #MH17 – Trial to start of four men accused of murdering 298 over #Ukraine

Flight #MH17 – Trial to start of four men accused of murdering 298 over #Ukraine

| March 9, 2020

Three judges (with two others in reserve) will preside over the high-security trial, which could go on for more than three years Four men go on trial in the Netherlands today (9 March), in the first criminal case over the murder of 298 people on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which was shot down over […]

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Dutch PM says next EU budget must acknowledge #Brexit gap

Dutch PM says next EU budget must acknowledge #Brexit gap

| February 24, 2020

The Netherlands is willing to pay more into the next EU budget but the figures must take into account the Brexit hole, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (pictured) said after the bloc’s national leaders failed to agree on their joint spending from 2021 in two days of fraught talks, writes Kate Abnett. “We are willing […]

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#Brexit – Dutch PM Rutte tells Johnson EU remains open to ‘concrete proposals’

#Brexit – Dutch PM Rutte tells Johnson EU remains open to ‘concrete proposals’

| August 28, 2019

Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Tuesday (27 August) said he had spoken with his British counterpart Boris Johnson by phone about Britain’s likely departure from the European Union on 31 October, writes Toby Sterling. In a message on Twitter, Rutte said the Netherlands and other European Union members “remain open to concrete proposals compatible […]

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#JunckerPlan supports €50 million EIB loan for #CircularEconomy business in the Netherlands

#JunckerPlan supports €50 million EIB loan for #CircularEconomy business in the Netherlands

| July 31, 2019

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending Dutch company Boels Rental €50 million to acquire new vehicles, machinery and related equipment for its rental and leasing activities. The loan is guaranteed by the Juncker Plan’s European Fund for Strategic Investments, which allows the EIB Group to invest in more and often higher risk operations. Through […]

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