Thousands of Dutch farmers drove tractors along highways causing major traffic jams on Wednesday, as part of their protest campaign against what they say are attempts to blame them for nitrogen pollution.
A Dutch still-life painting, stolen by retreating Nazis and sent by a German soldier as a present to his wife, came back to a Florence museum, thanks largely to a relentless campaign by the Uffizi Galleries’ director, a German.
Dutch mainstream, EU-supporting political parties made gains in the first test of the European Parliament election, according to an exit poll that showed a surprise Labour victory and a weak showing for eurosceptics in the Netherlands.
The Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte has launched a disparaging attack on Britain as the country seeks to leave the European Union, saying the UK has become a “diminished” country in the years following the Brexit referendum.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the four Russian nationals, who were detained and expelled by the Dutch authorities on suspicion of espionage, had been on a “routine” trip, stressing that they had not done anything illegal and their expulsion from the Netherlands had been a “misunderstanding.”