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After a series of humiliating defeats, pollsters made an impressive comeback in 2017

2016 was a bad year for pollsters. After failing to predict Brexit and Donald Trump’s presidential victory, some were writing the industry’s obituary. But while pollsters were down, they were not out. 375 more words

Britain rejected the EU, and the EU is loving its new life

Brussels, Belgium

The day after Britain voted to leave the European Union, people were weeping in the European Commission’s headquarters. Brussels, the EU’s capital, spent weeks in a state of shock and anxiety. 1,193 more words

It took a record 225 days for the Dutch to get a government

Gefeliciteerd! The Netherlands finally has a government. It only took 225 days to get there.

The Dutch are no strangers to marathon waits for government coalitions to take shape. 373 more words

New Dutch coalition: What are the policies?

Almost seven months after the March 15th election, a new coalition has been formed to govern the Netherlands.  Mark Rutte, leader of the VVD (People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy) carries on as Prime Minister.   360 more words


Anyone for Hennis: why the defence minister took one for the team in Mali

Sometimes the last five minutes of a football match can provide enough drama to make the spectators forget all about the turgid spectacle they had to endure beforehand. 655 more words


Vietnam, World Bank and the Netherlands to cooperate on food safety

Attached a picture of Ousmane Dione and Nathan together with the Prime Ministers Phuc of Vietnam and Rutte of the Netherlands this Monday at the Catshuis (local equivalent of the White House) in The Hague, signing a trilateral MoU regarding collaboration on food safety. 200 more words

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