Dutch Prime minister Mark Rutte says he’s ‘cautiously optimistic’ that the EU and UK will manage to secure a deal before the Brexit deadline at the end of the year. Rutte and his RENEW political counterparts, including Irish Taoiseach Micheal Martin, European Council President Charles Michel and Andrej Babiš, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, arrive in Brussels for a meeting on the sidelines of the EU summit.
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Like a lot of other world leaders, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is now in the business of calming his citizens down. But he’s also a pragmatist. Last week at an update on COVID-19, he said, “The reality is also that in the coming period a large part of the population will be infected with the virus.”
That’s why the Dutch are trialling a different strategy to protect the vulnerable: they’re trying to achieve so-called “herd immunity,” the term for what happens when enough people have survived the disease to effectively slow its spread. “As we wait for a vaccine or medicine, we can slow down the virus spreading and at the same time build up herd immunity in a controlled manner,” Rutte said.
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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has voted in the European elections in The Hague. The Netheralnds and UK kicked off four days of voting across the 28-nation bloc that pits supporters of deeper integration against populist Euroskeptics who want more power for their national governments.
European Council President Donald Tusk holds talks with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in The Hague with Brexit on agenda. IMAGES of Rutte greeting Tusk
British Prime Minister Theresa May is welcomed by Duch Prime Minister Mark Rutte at his official residence for talks on Brexit. IMAGES
Wilders concedes defeat to Dutch PM Rutte, but vows firm opposition.
The ruling party (VVD) has secured 31 out of 150 seats. The VVD’s main rival, the right-wing PVV movement led by Wilders secured 19 seats in the house of representatives.
The final results will be formally announced by the Dutch Electoral Council on March 21.
Laszlo Maracz, assistant professor in the University of Amsterdam talks on the issue.
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