About: Mark Rutte

Politics 19-03-2021

Tweets of the Week: Vaccine Worries, Dutch Elections, St. Patrick’s Day

Problems with vaccines just won’t go away, D66 is here to slay and it was tricky to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

Budget Summit: How it happened

EU leaders are under pressure to reach a deal on the next Multiannual Financial Framework and the Recovery Fund as they are heading into their fourth day of negotiations.
EU Elections 2019 21-06-2019

Rutte: ‘I will never support stabilisation mechanisms at euro level’

In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.com after the European Council, Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, said on Friday (21 June) that he "will never support" new budgetary instruments to stabilise the euro area if an economic shock hits the region.
Brexit, copyright, and valentines
Brexit 15-02-2019

Tweets of the Week: Brexit, copyright, and valentines

Roses are red, violets are blue, This week it’s Brexit, copyright and lazy rhymes too.
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Future EU 14-03-2013

Dutch PM arrives at the March 2013 EU Summit

An EU summit opening in Brussels today (14 March) is expected to see leaders offer conflicting views on the economy, with France’s Socialist President François Hollande leading calls for Europe to loosen the austerity policies adopted in response to the eurozone debt crisis. Hollande will find an unexpected ally in UK Prime Minister David Cameron, who also backs a more “flexible” approach to debt policing.
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Elections 11-09-2012

Dutch elections to test EU popularity amid euro crisis

After an election campaign dominated by the euro zone crisis, the Netherlands will go to the polls on Wednesday in what could be a decisive day for Europe. Caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte is currently leading the polls with 35 seats in the 150-seat parliament. His center-right, pro-austerity VVD party is expected to form a coalition government. However, the outcome of the election is still uncertain as many voters remain undecided.
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MEP’s condemn anti-immigration PVV website, Sarkozy

Members of the European Parliament on Tuesday urged the Dutch government to distance itself from the anti-inmigration website launched by the populist right-wing party PVV. The so-called anti-Pole site encourages Dutch people to report problems caused by Polish, Romanian and Bulgarian citizens. It has so far taken in more than 10000 reactions. During a plenary session in Strasbourg, the leader of the ALDE Group called on the Dutch PM Mark Rutte to condemn the "hatred" and "intolerance" that the website instigates.