Latest Mark Rutte News

France doesn't rule out sending warplanes to Ukraine

Jan. 30, 2023 18:43 PM EST

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron said Monday that France doesn’t exclude sending fighter jets to Ukraine, but laid out multiple conditions before such a significant step might be taken. France has sent Ukraine air-defense systems, rocket launcher units,...

Netherlands says it will send Patriot assistance to Ukraine

Jan. 17, 2023 18:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Tuesday that his country plans to "join” the U.S. and Germany's efforts to train and arm Ukraine with advanced Patriot defense systems. Rutte signaled the Netherlands' intentions at the start of a White House meeting...

Dutch Senate expands constitutional ban on discrimination

Jan. 17, 2023 10:07 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch Senate on Tuesday approved an amendment to the country's constitution, expanding its first article to specifically ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or disability, a move hailed as historic by rights groups. The constitution's...

Biden to host Netherlands' Rutte for White House talks

Jan. 12, 2023 16:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will host Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte at the White House on Tuesday for talks that are expected to center on the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby in announcing the meeting called the...

Dutch leader apologizes for Netherlands' role in slave trade

Dec. 19, 2022 12:09 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte apologized Monday on behalf of his government for the Netherlands’ role in slavery and the slave trade, in a speech welcomed by activists as historic but lacking in concrete plans for repair and reparations. “Today I...

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte offers formal government apology for the Netherlands’ historical role in slavery

Dec. 19, 2022 09:26 AM EST
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte offers formal government apology for the Netherlands’ historical role in slavery.

Caribbean divided as Netherlands mulls slavery apology

Dec. 16, 2022 08:03 AM EST

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — Dutch colonizers kidnapped men, women and children and enslaved them on plantations growing sugar, coffee and other goods that built wealth at the price of misery. On Monday, the Netherlands is expected to become one of the few nations to apologize for...

Europe hosts southeast Asian leaders as own crises mount

Dec. 14, 2022 13:26 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union and southeast Asian countries commemorated 45 years of diplomatic ties Wednesday at a summit overshadowed by political distractions in Europe, ranging from the war in Ukraine to a bribery scandal. EU leaders hosted counterparts from the Association of...

Dutch PM meets lawmakers amid govt tensions over migration

Nov. 08, 2022 09:49 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte met with lawmakers from his party Tuesday to discuss their concerns about the rising numbers of migrants seeking asylum in the Netherlands, amid tensions within his four-party coalition about how to tackle the issue. The...