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.
Ryanair cabin crew in Germany have endorsed key points of a potential job-safeguard deal with the Irish airline, the German union ver.di reports. The low-cost airline still objects to a works council to represent staff.
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.
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.
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.
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