Dutch election and Russia’s influence: What is going on?

How big is the topic of possible Russian influence in the campaign before the Dutch election, any indications that there are some attempts from foreign actors to influence the elections? Read few comments.

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Dutch referendum: Future of EU and Ukraine at stake?

Ukraine–EU Association Agreement referendum will be held in the Netherland on April, 6.

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Dutch Minister Ploumen: Manage borders, take refugees from Turkey

,,One thing is clear: if we do not act the adverse effects on our societies, on refugees that under the UN Convention have a right to shelter and on our European project, will only increase,” said Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation in an email interview. This interview was originally published in daily Pravda in Slovak.

Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. Credit: government.nl

Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. Credit: government.nl

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Netherlands should start considering its response to shootdown of MH-17

Would you say that the Netherlands should somehow very specifically react on shootdown of MH-17 as many Dutch nationals were killed, do you expect that the Netherlands will do everything to see those culpable to be tried? Read few comments.

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The Netherlands: Wilders is going to win the EP elections

Geert Wilders said that the Nederlands would be better off outside of the EU. One poll from January says that some 45% of the Dutch are in favour of European Union membership, with 37% opposed. So how much traction can Wilders’s opinion get in the Netherlands especially in the EP elections? Read few comments.

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The Netherlands will have a King

Queen Beatrix is to stand down on April 30.  I have been thinking about it for some time, the Queen said.  I am not standing down because the role is too heavy for me, but in the conviction that responsibility for our country should now lie with a new generation.

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