the Dutch competitor deprived of rehearsal “until further notice”

the Dutch competitor deprived of rehearsal “until further notice”

The representative of the Netherlands at Eurovision 2024, the singer Joost Kleindid not rehearse his song this Friday, May 9 European Pope during the general the day before the final. “We are currently investigating an incident reported to us regarding the Dutch artist. He will not rehearse until further notice“, indicated the European Broadcasting Union … Read more

Geert Wilders’ PVV Shifts Stance on Nexit in European Parliament Manifesto

Geert Wilders’ PVV Shifts Stance on Nexit in European Parliament Manifesto

Geert Wilders — © AFP The PVV, the Dutch far-right party of Geert Wilders, wants to work hard in the European Parliament to put “the Netherlands back on top”, but is silent in its election manifesto about leaving the EU. The previous EU program from 2019 still called for a so-called Nexit. “We will work … Read more

Fact and fiction mixed: performance about ‘human gardens’ occupies (briefly) the Dutch senate

Fact and fiction mixed: performance about ‘human gardens’ occupies (briefly) the Dutch senate

Just over five years ago there was a special meeting in the Belgian Senate. Then there was the performance The truth commission (originally made in 2013): a production by the Ghent theater company Action Zoo Humain. The project took the form of a hearing, as the name suggests: a committee consisting of judges, professors, artists … Read more

In Bulgaria, the police found a cache of weapons linked to “Hamas”.

In Bulgaria, the police found a cache of weapons linked to “Hamas”.

Three suspected members of “Hamas” were detained in Germany on December 14 on suspicion of preparing an attack on Jewish-related targets in Europe. A fourth suspect was detained in the Netherlands. German prosecutors said the four men were collecting weapons to “keep them ready for possible terrorist attacks on Jewish institutions in Europe.” Der Spiegel … Read more

Lithuania supports Rites’ candidacy for the post of NATO Secretary General

Lithuania supports Rites’ candidacy for the post of NATO Secretary General

“Lithuania supports the candidacy of Mr. Markas Rites for the post of NATO Secretary General,” Nausėda said at a joint press conference after the meeting. The Lithuanian president expressed confidence that the Dutch prime minister is a suitable candidate to succeed Jens Stoltenberg at the head of the alliance. Nauseda said that she has known … Read more

Maaike Ouboter Welcomes Baby Boy Maas with Boyfriend Karel – Instagram Announcement

Maaike Ouboter Welcomes Baby Boy Maas with Boyfriend Karel – Instagram Announcement

Maaike Ouboter and friend Karel embracing their son Maas — © Instagram @maaikeouboter Dutch singer Maaike Ouboter (32), known for the song ‘That I miss you’, and her boyfriend Karel have become the parents of a little boy. The couple announced this via Instagram: “He was already ready.” On March 5, Ouboter announced her maternity … Read more

German Football Association (DFB) Reacts to Nazi Symbolism Controversy: Will Modify Kit Numbers

German Football Association (DFB) Reacts to Nazi Symbolism Controversy: Will Modify Kit Numbers

The German Football Association (DFB) has said it will have the design of the numbers on the national team’s new kits modified. He responded to criticism that the number 4, or 44, resembles the runes used by SS units during Nazi Germany. “The DFB will check numbers 0-9 and then send numbers 1-26 to UEFA … Read more

Geert Wilders willing to relinquish premiership in new Dutch government negotiations, Dutch media reports

Geert Wilders willing to relinquish premiership in new Dutch government negotiations, Dutch media reports

© AFP The Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders (PVV) is prepared to relinquish the premiership if a right-wing government is established. Dutch media reported this on Wednesday evening. The leaders of VVD, NSC and BBB – the three other parties involved in the negotiations for a Dutch government – would also not take up a … Read more

Geert Wilders Withdraws from Consideration as Dutch Prime Minister

Geert Wilders Withdraws from Consideration as Dutch Prime Minister

News Article: Wilders Makes Decision Not to Pursue Dutch Prime Minister Position Wilders Makes Decision Not to Pursue Dutch Prime Minister Position Party Leader Wilders Declines Offer “I can only become prime minister if ALL parties in the coalition support it. That was not the case,” Wilders said Wednesday on X, formerly Twitter. Breaking the … Read more

Dutch Informant Kim Putters Optimistic About Progress in Formation talks with PVV, VVD, NSC, and BBB – Next Steps Ahead – Source: BELGA

Dutch Informant Kim Putters Optimistic About Progress in Formation talks with PVV, VVD, NSC, and BBB – Next Steps Ahead – Source: BELGA

© EPA-EFE Dutch informant Kim Putters believes that the latest discussions with the leaders of the parties PVV, VVD, NSC and BBB have led to results. The next step in the formation of a new Dutch government can now be taken, Putters said after two days of talks on the Zwaluuwenberg estate in Hilversum. Source: … Read more