Mark Rutte

The Netherlands is "boiling", but it is no longer clear why

However, the reasons for the vandalism seen from Rotterdam to Amsterdam are no longer so clear, especially since the protesters are teenagers, reports Reuters.
Police Chief William Welders said that about 70 people were arrested by 10 pm, and water cannons were used against the robbers in Rotterdam, while tear gas was used in Harlem to disperse the crowd.

EU Leaders Agreed to Keep Borders Open, Mull New Restrictions on Travel

European Union leaders agreed that borders should remain open and assessed more measures to counter the spread of coronavirus variants during a video summit Thursday as the bloc's top disease control official said urgent action was needed to stave off a new wave of hospitalizations and deaths.

EU’s Centeno says coronavirus rescue deal ‘very close’

The chairman of an EU finance ministers meeting on further support for economies hit by the new coronavirus said on Thursday an agreement among all of the bloc's capitals was now "very close" after previous negotiations collapsed.

The Netherlands was the single opponent of a deal proposed on Wednesday morning after sixteen hours of negotiations.

Mitsotakis' scheduled meetings at Davos World Economic Forum

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will address two events and meet with investors during his visit to the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos, Switzerland, between January 23 and 24.

The following meetings will be held either as part of the WEF, or on the sidelines of the forum, which is devoted to global warming (all in Athens time):

The Netherlands Cuts Speed Limit on Motorways to 100 km / h

Daytime speed limits on Dutch roads must be lowered to 100 km / h in order for the country to cope with its emissions and nitrogen oxide pollution, Dutch media quoted by

Prime Minister Mark Rutte said it was an "unpleasant measure" but necessary. The existing limit of 130 km / h will still be allowed overnight.

EU leaders to discuss North Macedonia, Albania accession after reaching deadlock

Talks in Brussels continued on Friday on the European Union accession prospects of North Macedonia and Albania after tense talks ended in a deadlock the previous night on objections from France, The Netherlands and Denmark, who strenuously oppos the position of the other 25 member-states to commence negotiations with the two Balkan nations.