EU leaders are relieved that centrist Prime Minister Mark Rutte was able to fend off the challenge from Geert Wilders' anti-EU, anti-Islam Freedom Party. But Wilders came in a strong second and said that he'll keep up his fight.
The third consecutive cabinet of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has been sworn after a record 225 days of negotiations since the March election. His new coalition is set to move the Netherlands further to the right.
After months of negotiations, four Dutch parties have reportedly reached a tentative agreement to form a new government. After years of austerity, it is expected to bring in tax cuts and boost spending on defense.
After refusing to accept conditions to release millions of euros in aid, Dutch Saint Martin's premier has resigned. The Netherlands had called for assurances of accountability to release aid money in the wake of Irma.
It hasn't taken this long to form a Dutch government since 1977. Four parties will come together to form a coalition that will only have a majority of one seat in the lower house.
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