Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
— Vincent Van Gogh
 Paesi Bassi
  • 'Kalverimport heeft negatief effect op milieu'

    De import van kalfjes heft de helft van de milieueffecten van het slachten van koeien op. Dat zegt de dierenwelzijnsorganisatie Wakker Dier. ,,Terwijl Nederland in 2017 zo'n 175.000 melkkoeien naar het slachthuis stuurt om het milieu te ontlasten, importeert de kalversector er dit jaar 700.000 kalveren bij.'' Wakker Dier zegt ...

  • Updated: Dutch PM Rutte claims win over 'wrong kind of populism'

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Wednesday claimed a dominating parliamentary election victory over anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders, who failed the year's first litmus test for populism in Europe.Provisional results with over half the votes counted suggested Rutte's party won 32 seats in the 150-member legislature, 13 more than Wilders' ...

  • Dutch leader says Brexit puts Britain in deep trouble

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Tuesday questioned British optimism that departing the European Union will lead to a brighter future, saying the United Kingdom could be in for "potentially irreparable harm."In unusually frank terms toward a longstanding allied nation, Rutte said Britain's economic growth has remained good since last ...

  • Turkish leader says Dutch will 'pay the price' for insult

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan drove his dispute with European nations to the hilt Sunday, claiming that "Nazism is alive in the West" after two of his ministers were prevented from campaigning in the Netherlands over the weekend.While Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte worked to contain the diplomatic damage from ...

  • Updated: Turkey-Dutch relations take dip after Turkish visit banned

    Turkey and the Netherlands sharply escalated a dispute between the two NATO allies on Saturday as the Dutch blocked a campaign visit by the Turkish foreign minister, prompting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to call them "fascists."The Netherlands withdrew the landing permission for Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu because of objections ...

  • Turkey-Dutch relations shatter: Second Turkish minister escorted out of Netherlands

    The escalating dispute between NATO allies Turkey and the Netherlands hit a new low Sunday, with a Turkish minister escorted out of the country less than a day after Turkey's foreign minister was denied entry, prompting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to call the Dutch "Nazi remnants."The diplomatic clash was over plans by ...

  • Turkish foreign minister says going to Rotterdam despite public rally ban

    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said he would visit the Dutch city of Rotterdam today despite an official ban on him addressing a Turkish rally backing the granting of new powers to President Tayyip Erdogan. The ban was the latest of a series imposed by European cities on Turkish leaders that ...

  • Dutch bar plane carrying Turkish foreign minister from landing

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte barred a plane carrying Turkey's foreign minister from landing, saying his visit would be a threat to public order. The move comes after Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said he would travel to Rotterdam, despite a ban on him addressing a rally there. The Dutch are due ...

  • Turkey will not succumb to "fascists and racists" like Wilders

    Turkey will not succumb to "fascists and racists" like Dutch nationalist politician Geert Wilders, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. "I will go to the Netherlands, no such obstacle can stop us... We will not succumb to fascists and racists like Wilders," Cavusoglu told reporters on the sidelines of a visit. Cavusoglu's ...