French, Dutch smash huge migrant smuggling ring to UK

By |januar 23rd, 2020|eurojust, France, human trafficking, Kurds, Netherlands, News, refugee crisis|

French and Dutch police arrested 23 people on suspicion of smuggling 10,000 Kurdish migrants to Britain in refrigerated lorries and rubber boats, Europe's judicial agency said Wednesday (22 January).

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Dutch farmers block highways with tractors, angry at EU rules on pollution

By |december 19th, 2019|farm policy, Netherlands, News, Nitrogen pollution|

Dutch farmers and construction workers blocked roads with tractors on Wednesday (18 December) and gathered outside the offices of national broadcaster NOS in the latest of a series of protests over environmental pollution rules.

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Top Putin aide named by MH17 airliner investigators

By |november 15th, 2019|hybrid war, MH17, Netherlands, News, Russia, Ukraine crisis|

An international investigation into the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on Thursday (14 November) released a series of phone intercepts, including one between a top aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin and pro-Russian rebels accused i...

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Dutch PM Rutte: Europe needs to increase military spending

By |oktober 4th, 2019|defence spending, Donald Trump, Mark Rutte, Nato, Netherlands, News|

Europe needs to increase military spending to keep the transatlantic NATO alliance alive in the face of rising threats from Russia, China and elsewhere, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Thursday (3 October).

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Ukraine’s Zelenskiy blamed for the release of key MH17 suspect

By |september 6th, 2019|European Parliament, Kati Piri, Malaysia Air flight, MH17, Netherlands, News, Ukraine crisis, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

A Ukrainian court on Thursday (5 September) released on bail a man suspected of involvement in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine in 2014 that killed 298 people.

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North Macedonia nears accession talks, Albania falling behind

By |junij 17th, 2019|accession negotiations, Albania, enlargement, enlargement fatigue, France, Netherlands, News, North Macedonia|

Member states will on Tuesday (18 June) postpone a decision on opening accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania, most likely until September, as almost all capitals are prepared to green light Skopje while Tirana still remains a ‘no-go’ for a few, EU officials and diplomats told EURACTIV.

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Commission: Suspending visa-free travel for Albanians should not be decided lightly

By |junij 4th, 2019|Albania, EU accession, Netherlands, News, North Macedonia, Schengen, visa-free|

The European Commission said on Monday (3 June) it would assess a request by the Netherlands to suspend visa-free travel for Albanians, adding that such a decision should not be taken lightly.

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EU backs cyber sanctions regime, following Dutch and UK pressure

By |maj 17th, 2019|cyber sanctions, Cybersecurity, defence, Digital, EU, jen stoltenberg, Jeremy Hunt, Nato, Netherlands, News, security, Stef Blok, UK|

Under new EU rules, individuals and groups conducting cyber-attacks from outside the bloc may be hit with potential sanctions, including travel bans and asset freezes. But the measures announced on Friday will be applied only to "persons and entities" ...

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Germany, Poland snub EU appeal for greater climate ambition

By |maj 7th, 2019|2030 climate and energy targets, 2050 climate strategy, France, Germany, Netherlands, News, Paris Agreement, Poland, Sibiu summit|

The governments of France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Portugal and Luxembourg have launched an appeal to boost EU climate action ahead of a major summit on the future of Europe taking place in Romania next Thursday (9 May).

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France ‘steps on the gas’ in eurobudget talks

By |februar 8th, 2019|eurozone budget, France, Germany, Netherlands, News, Nord Stream-2|

France made surprising back-and-forth moves on Nord Stream 2, which could be explained by the country's effort to secure German and Dutch support in a completely different dossier.

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