Dutch Voters Go to Polls in Virus-Dominated Election

Dutch voters go to the polls on Wednesday (17 March) for the last day of a three-day parliamentary election, in which Prime Minister Mark Rutte is aiming for a fourth term in office.

Here are five things to know about Covid-19 in the Netherlands, which has dominated the election campaign:

Current situation

A Dutch MH17 secret intelligence document leaked: Now all theories are going down

Until now, it was considered that Russia should be held responsible for the downing of the plane, which killed all passengers and crew members (a total of 283 passengers, including 80 children, and 15 crew members), as the aircraft was shot down over the territory of Ukraine controlled by rebels supported by Russia.

DefMin and Dutch Ambassador discuss importance of strategic dialogue between Romania and the Netherlands

The importance of the strategic dialogue between Romania and the Netherlands was highlighted on Monday within the discussions between National Defence Minister Nicolae-Ionel Ciuca and Dutch Ambassador in Bucharest Roelof van Ees, reads a National Defence Ministry (MApN) release.

The Dutch Government Has Decided to Stop Describing Itself as Holland

Authorities believe the country's image needs to be renewed, as the Netherlands associates tourists mainly with drugs and Amsterdam's "Red Light District".

The rebranding process has started and the promotion of the Netherlands name will be enforced at upcoming international events and will be recognized by the national football team.