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Mark Rutte

Rutte's prospects of forming new government wane as coalition partner quits
World

Rutte's prospects of forming new government wane as coalition partner quits

  • This threw already stalled talks about forming a new government further into disarray, setting them back by weeks if not months and making it virtually impossible to predict the outcome.
  • Rutte, 54, had narrowly survived a no-confidence vote on Friday after parliament passed a motion disapproving of his behaviour during government formation talks following last month's election.
Published 03 Apr, 2021 07:10pm
Dutch PM Rutte clings on after political battle
World

Dutch PM Rutte clings on after political battle

  • He was supported by the two main parties that formed part of his previous coalition, the centre-left D66 and centre-right Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA), while all opposition parties voted against him.
Published 02 Apr, 2021 09:27am
Dutch PM to be tested after Cabinet member is positive for COVID-19
World

Dutch PM to be tested after Cabinet member is positive for COVID-19

  • "He will get it done". The test is set for Wednesday, which is the period -- five days from being in contact with an infected person-- the Dutch health authorities advise for getting a test after such exposure.
  • Keijzer, who announced her infection on Twitter, was at a weekly Cabinet meeting on Friday attended by Rutte and more than a dozen senior government officials.
Updated 22 Mar, 2021 08:06pm
As final votes cast, Dutch PM Rutte expected to stay in office after pandemic election
World

As final votes cast, Dutch PM Rutte expected to stay in office after pandemic election

  • The election is widely seen as a referendum on the government's performance during the crisis, in which more than 15,000 people have died of COVID-related illnesses and police have clashed with protestors opposed to lockdown measures.
  • Rutte's main rivals have criticized a slow vaccine roll out, but struggled to distinguish themselves as they support government policy.
Published 17 Mar, 2021 05:37pm
Dutch government fighting in court and Senate to keep coronavirus curfew
World

Dutch government fighting in court and Senate to keep coronavirus curfew

  • Meanwhile, an appeals court was hearing more arguments about whether it had ever been legal to introduce the curfew, which triggered street protests when it was brought in last month.
  • Protesters and political opponents say the curfew, the first seen in the Netherlands since World War Two, is a unnecessary restriction on freedoms.
Published 19 Feb, 2021 05:48pm
Dutch government resigns over childcare subsidies scandal
World

Dutch government resigns over childcare subsidies scandal

  • The Dutch government, led by Prime Minister Mark Rutte has resigned over the childcare subsidies scandal.
  • A report last month revealed that around 10,000 families in the Netherlands had been forced to repay tens of thousands of euros worth of subsidies, after being falsely accused of fraud.
Updated 15 Jan, 2021 07:36pm
Mark Rutte: Mr Nice Guy becomes Europe's 'Mr No'
World

Mark Rutte: Mr Nice Guy becomes Europe's 'Mr No'

  • As the unofficial head of the "Frugals" -- the Netherlands, Sweden, Austria, Denmark and Finland -- Rutte is taking on the role of villain for a tough stance that has pushed an EU summit into a fourth day.
Published 20 Jul, 2020 06:16pm