Latest Netherlands government News

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...

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...

Dutch king unveils billions in aid amid soaring inflation

Sep. 20, 2022 19:04 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch King Willem-Alexander unveiled plans Tuesday from the Dutch government to help households squeezed by rising costs, in his annual address to the nation. Inflation, energy prices and the war in Ukraine were just some of the “uncertainties” the...

Rights body urges Dutch to improve migrants reception

Sep. 02, 2022 06:46 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Dutch government should drastically improve reception conditions for asylum seekers, Europe’s top human rights body has urged, after hundreds of people were left stranded in recent weeks outside the main Dutch registration center. The Council of Europe’s...

Police: Friend of accused recounted Dutch soldier's killing

Aug. 31, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The 22-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a Dutch soldier and wounding two others in downtown Indianapolis over the weekend told a friend who was with him that morning that he opened fire on the soldiers because he “just spazzed,” according to an arrest affidavit. ...

Indianapolis man arrested in shooting of 3 Dutch soldiers

Aug. 30, 2022 20:22 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police arrested a man Tuesday in connection with a shooting over the weekend that left one Dutch soldier dead and two wounded. Shamar Duncan, 22, of Indianapolis, was arrested on a preliminary charge of murder, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police...

Dutch defense minister concerned about US gun violence

Aug. 30, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Dutch Defense Minister Kajsa Ollongren expressed concern Tuesday about gun violence in the United States in the aftermath of a shooting in Indianapolis over the weekend that left one Dutch soldier dead and two wounded. “We do many trainings of our servicemen in the...

Amsterdam to house migrants on cruise ship moored in port

Aug. 30, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Amsterdam approved a plan Tuesday to temporarily accommodate at least 1,000 migrants on a cruise ship moored in the Dutch capital's port as the Netherlands seeks to end an accommodation crisis that last week saw hundreds of asylum-seekers sleeping outside a reception center. ...

Dutch PM is ashamed that migrants are left sleeping outside

Aug. 26, 2022 14:29 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch leader said he is ashamed that hundreds of asylum-seekers have been forced to sleep in the sweltering heat outside an overcrowded migrant reception center, as his government announced measures Friday to ease the situation by providing more accommodations...

Dutch government under fire in debate over emissions cuts

Aug. 23, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Tuesday that members of his Cabinet have enough confidence in each other to keep working together as lawmakers broke into their summer vacations to debate the government's contentious plans to slash nitrogen emissions that have...