The Netherlands is a small country located in western Europe with three island territories in the Caribbean. Its capital is Amsterdam.
The Netherlands is a very densely populated country that boasts the largest port in Europe, Rotterdam. It is a founding member of the EU, NATO and WTO. Its seat of government and parliament is located in The Hague, which is also home to five international courts, including the ICC. This page collates recent DW content on the Netherlands
Two children who have lived in the Netherlands for nine years but face deportation have gone into hiding. That's because their mother was forcefully deported to Armenia this week despite domestic and international protests. The case has highlighted a wider debate on how far typical Dutch tolerance goes amid an ongoing influx of migrants fleeing war and poverty. Stefan Bos reports from The Hague.
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Germany prepares to repel Russian hackers as elections approach - Disappearances in Turkey - How Hollywood has helped the French re-evaluate the 1940 battle of Dunkirk - The Dutch struggle with water is reaping rewards worldwide – Football's most expensive deal - Slovakia looks east in its foreign policy offensive - A black boxer in Mussolini's Italy - A temporary forest in the heart of Prague.
Rising sea levels could wreak havoc on the economies of low-lying countries. But the Netherlands is already benefitting economically from this major environmental problem. It has a long history of combating coastal erosion. As climate change begins to take its toll, the Dutch are selling their expertise around the world. Stephen Beard reports.
Originally, Dutch authorities insisted their eggs contained harmless levels of the insecticide Fipronil. Now, they're coming clean following tests, saying the eggs could be harmful to human health, forcing farmers to destroy their now-worthless eggs.
Aldi has taken further precautionary measures to prevent the sale of eggs tainted by the insecticide fipronil. Millions of contaminated eggs have made it to the market in Germany, according to the Agriculture Ministry.