Latest Netherlands government News

The Latest: Eurotunnel tests new 'digital border' for Brexit

Sep. 17, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's plan to leave the European Union (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Eurotunnel has held a round of tests to prepare for a possible no-deal Brexit on Oct. 31, checking that a new "digital border" between France and Britain would work seamlessly and keep traffic flowing in the...

Dutch government to reform business tax rules

Sep. 17, 2019 10:22 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government said Tuesday it plans to reform a business tax rule that allows wealthy multinationals to reduce the amount of tax they pay on their profits. The government said the plan, which has to be passed by parliament, will generate 265 million euros ($292 million)...

Dutch-based court files new charges against Hariri suspect

Sep. 16, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A U.N.-backed court based in the Netherlands unveiled new charges Monday, including terrorism and intentional homicide, against a Hezbollah fighter who also is accused of assassinating former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri. The Special Tribunal for Lebanon announced that...

The Latest: Heavy winds, rain expected for parts of Bahamas

Sep. 12, 2019 11:11 PM EDT

HIGH ROCK, Bahamas (AP) — The latest on hurricane aftermath in the Bahamas (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Forecasters say a tropical storm warning remains in effect for several northwestern islands in the Bahamas which are still reeling from Hurricane Dorian. In a Thursday night advisory, the National...

Dutch government aims to halt gas extraction by mid-2022

Sep. 10, 2019 8:52 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government announced Tuesday that it expects to stop extracting gas from a vast underground field in the country's north by mid-2022, ending decades of lucrative drilling. The government has been under pressure to halt gas extraction in Groningen province because it...

The Latest: UK govt formally suspends Parliament for 5 weeks

Sep. 10, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The latest on Brexit (all times local): 1:50 a.m. The British government has formally suspended Parliament, sending lawmakers home for five weeks amid a Brexit crisis. The legislature was officially prorogued, or suspended, with a formal ceremony in the House of Lords — but only after...

The Latest: British PM: Parliament could wreck Brexit deal

Sep. 3, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:35 p.m. Prime Minister Boris Johnson says Britain's Parliament is "on the brink of wrecking any deal" his government might be able to make with the European Union on Brexit terms. He said Tuesday after a sound defeat in Parliament that a possible...

Angela Merkel calls for EU-wide climate neutrality by 2050

Aug. 22, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Thursday for the European Union to support ambitious targets for the entire 28-nation bloc to become climate neutral. Merkel made her appeal after she and members of her "climate Cabinet" met their Dutch counterparts at the official...

Dutch ex-defense chief against joining Persian Gulf mission

Aug. 20, 2019 9:26 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The former head of Dutch defense forces said he believes the Netherlands should not take part in a U.S.-led mission to protect shipping in the strategic Strait of Hormuz if the aim of the operation is to pile more pressure on Iran. The comments of former defense chief Dick...

The Latest: Sea-Watch gets migrant safety reprieve

Aug. 1, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local): 2:10 p.m. A Dutch court has given Mediterranean migrant rescue organization Sea-Watch until the end of the year to ensure that its Sea-Watch 3 ship complies with beefed-up safety regulations. Thursday's ruling...