Almost 13 million people can vote in the Netherlands' parliamentary election. Right-wing leader Geert Wilders is in the fray with his populist Party for Freedom. The vote is the first of three major ones in Europe: France follows, and then Germany.
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire called on Germany to stop delaying EU decisions about taxes and the eurozone budget. The people of Europe are running out of patience, he warned, while populists love EU indecision.
Decades after a young Dutch boy was murdered, DNA tests have led authorities to the main suspect near the Spanish city of Barcelona. Suspect Jos B. has agreed to be extradited to the Netherlands.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte gave a clear yes to the EU, but a clear no to German and French reform proposals during his speech at the European Parliament. Throwing money at the problem is not a solution, he argued.
With his first-place finish in the Netherlands' elections, Mark Rutte has effectively halted the right-wing populist Geert Wilders. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is among the European leaders welcoming the result.
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