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Dutch voters punish ruling coalition in local polls

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 14:40

Dutch voters punished the ruling Liberal-Labour coalition in local elections for introducing a number of unpopular deficit-busting measures, final results showed on Thursday.

Dutch PM to raise gay rights issue in Sochi

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 16:31

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will talk about gay rights in Russia during his visit to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, he told the Dutch parliament.

Netherlands vote: Dutch PM claims victory

Last Updated: Thursday, September 13, 2012, 09:58

Dutch PM claimed victory for his conservative VVD party in elections in which the voters favoured pro-Europe parties.

Dutch Queen calls for September 12 elections

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 16:46

The Dutch Queen has called for national elections on September 12, leaving the country with only a caretaker government for more than four months.

Dutch Queen asks cabinet to okay fresh polls

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 14:18

Dutch Queen Beatrix has asked PM Mark Rutte`s outgoing cabinet to help dissolve Parliament, thereby setting the wheels in motion for fresh elections expected by September 12.

Dutch government quits after austerity talks fail

Last Updated: Monday, April 23, 2012, 20:18

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Monday he has tendered his cabinet`s resignation to the Dutch Queen.

‘Netherlands headed for elections after talks collapse`

Last Updated: Saturday, April 21, 2012, 22:07

The Netherlands is headed for early elections after coalition talks on a fiscal austerity package broke down on Saturday, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said.