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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...

EU leaders avoid deep rift on gas price cap at energy summit

Oct. 21, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders struggled to find immediate practical solutions on how to deal with an energy crisis but avoided an open rift between Germany and France on Friday that would have exposed a divided bloc as it confronts Russian President Vladimir Putin over his war in...

EU leaders divided on gas price cap at energy crisis summit

Oct. 20, 2022 21:15 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders struggled to find immediate practical solutions at their summit Thursday called to grapple with the energy crisis fueled by the war in Ukraine and maintain a united front in the face of Russian President Vladimir Putin coercion. After lengthy...

Heir to Dutch throne forced to stay home amid security fears

Oct. 14, 2022 06:27 AM EDT

THE HAGUE (AP) — The teenage heir to the Dutch throne has been forced to give up on Amsterdam's student life and live instead at her parents' palace, the latest indication of just how much of a threat organized crime poses to Dutch society. Queen Maxima said her eldest daughter,...

No summit breakthrough, EU struggles with gas price cap plan

Oct. 07, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — European Union leaders struggled Friday to bridge significant differences over a natural gas price cap as winter approaches and Russia’s war in Ukraine fuels a major energy crisis, driving up prices for consumers and businesses. The price cap is one of several...

Europe hails united stand over Russia's war in Ukraine

Oct. 06, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Leaders across Europe hailed on Thursday their united front against Russia’s war on Ukraine at a summit that also saw the heads of old foes Turkey and Armenia meet face-to-face for the first time since they agreed last year to put decades of bitterness behind them. ...

Dutch nitrogen mediator advises buying out biggest polluters

Oct. 05, 2022 10:03 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An independent expert appointed to mediate in the bitter dispute between the Dutch government and the nation's farmers over plans to drastically slash emissions of nitrogen and ammonia presented a report Wednesday that included a suggestion that the government buy...

Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Oct. 04, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom says it may halt gas deliveries to Moldova, Europe’s poorest country, if it fails to pay its latest bill by Oct. 20 as its contract stipulates. In a statement Tuesday, Gazprom said it had repeatedly allowed Moldovan national gas supplier...

Dutch government announces energy price cap for consumers

Oct. 04, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government unveiled details of its planned energy price cap for households Tuesday, together with the outline of a subsidy system aimed at easing the pain for small-to-medium-sized businesses that use a lot of power. The moves come amid...

German energy company RWE to end coal use by 2030

Oct. 04, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German energy company RWE said Tuesday that it will phase out the burning of coal by 2030, saving 280 million metric tons of climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions. The decision will accelerate the closure of some of Europe's most polluting power plants and a vast...