Dutch Vote for a New Government as a Coronavirus Third Wave Looms

Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s party is expected to win an election that analysts hope will help them gauge the staying power of the populism that has swept Europe in recent years.

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Dutch Government Resigns After Benefits Scandal

A parliamentary report concluded that tax authorities unfairly targeted poor families over child care benefits. Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his entire cabinet stepped down.

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Angela Merkel Guides the E.U. to a Stimulus Deal, However Imperfect

With her long experience as German chancellor, she shapes a necessary compromise on virus aid for the battered European south. But it’s consensus at a cost.

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E.U. Adopts Groundbreaking Stimulus to Fight Coronavirus Recession

The $857 billion package includes unprecedented steps to help less wealthy countries, including selling collective debt and giving much of the money as grants, not loans.

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Playing by the Rules: Dutch Leader Offers a Sober Contrast in a Brash Era

At a time when populists are overturning social norms, Prime Minister Mark Rutte did not visit his mother in the weeks before her death. It was against his country’s policies.

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In the Netherlands, the Dance Festivals Have Gone Dark

The Dutch dominated a global, multibillion-dollar industry employing tens of thousands and spawning millionaire D.J.’s. On Tuesday, it was shuttered.

#amsterdam-netherlands, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dancing, #disc-jockeys, #garrix-martin, #music, #rutte-mark

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Coronavirus Has Lifted Leaders Everywhere. Don’t Expect That to Last.

Popular support for nearly every head of government has risen during this crisis. History suggests harsh reckonings as the panic eases.

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