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News Netherlands » Politics: Trump's new Netherlands ambassador grilled at awkward first press conference

News channel or source: http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/11/politics/us-netherlands-ambassador-intl/index.html
Publication date: Wednesday 10 January 2018

(CNN)President Donald Trump's new US Ambassador to the Netherlands held his first press conference with Dutch media at The Hague on Wednesday, and it was awkward. Peter Hoekstra was peppered with questions regarding claims he made in 2015 that the "Islamic ...

News Netherlands » Politics: Britons in Netherlands take fight for their EU rights to Dutch court

News channel or source: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jan/16/britons-in-netherlands-take-fight-for-their-eu-rights-to-dutch-court
Publication date: onday 15 January 2018

Photograph: Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images A group of UK nationals living in the Netherlands are going to court to challenge ... and that these are not coupled to the political fate of their home country. The group’s lawyer, Christiaan Alberdingk Thijm ...

News Netherlands » Politics: The ambassador to Netherlands was asked to name a person 'burned' because of Islam. He couldn't.

News channel or source: http://www.inforum.com/news/government-and-politics/4386319-ambassador-netherlands-was-asked-name-person-burned-because
Publication date: hursday 11 January 2018

But he said politics in the Netherlands differed a bit from the current situation in the United States. "In the Netherlands you don't get a straight up answer, if you ask straight up questions," he said. "But you hardly get false answers." Authors ...

News Netherlands » Politics: Reporter to Trump ambassador: ‘This is the Netherlands, you have to answer questions’

News channel or source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2018/01/10/trumps-ambassador-to-netherlands-was-asked-to-name-a-person-burned-because-of-islam-he-couldnt/?tid=pm_politics_pop
Publication date: Wednesday 10 January 2018

But he said politics in the Netherlands differed a bit from the current situation in the United States. “In the Netherlands you don’t get a straight-up answer, if you ask straight-up questions,” he said. “But you hardly get false answers.”

News Netherlands » Politics: State Department disavows remarks by U.S. ambassador to Netherlands about 'Islamic movement'

News channel or source: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/state-dept-disavows-remarks-u-s-ambassador-netherlands-article-1.3751963
Publication date: hursday 11 January 2018

Ambassador Pete Hoekstra's comments were condemned by Under Secretary of State for Public Affairs Steve Goldstein, who told reporters Thursday the remarks don’t reflect the Netherlands. “The State Department does not agree with those statements ...

News Netherlands » Politics: State Dept disavows comments by US ambassador to Netherlands

News channel or source: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/state-dept-disavows-comments-us-ambassador-netherlands-52290564
Publication date: hursday 11 January 2018

The State Department on Thursday disavowed 2015 comments made by the new U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands in which he said that the "Islamic movement" was creating chaos in Europe and suggested extremists were burning Dutch politicians and cars.

News Netherlands » Politics: The Netherlands expels Eritrea's top diplomat over 'diaspora tax' enforcement

News channel or source: http://www.dw.com/en/the-netherlands-expels-eritreas-top-diplomat-over-diaspora-tax-enforcement/a-42194920
Publication date: Sunday 21 January 2018

Eritrea's diplomatic mission levied an income tax of 2 percent on members of the Eritrean community in the Netherlands, according to a study published by the University of Tilburg last year. Read more: Eritrea is building 'its own type of political system ...

News Netherlands » Politics: US envoy reportedly 'dismayed' over past comments on Muslims, violence in Netherlands

News channel or source: https://www.local10.com/news/politics/us-envoy-reportedly-dismayed-over-past-comments-on-muslims-violence-in-netherlands
Publication date: Saturday 13 January 2018

"Looking back, I'm dismayed that I said it. There are of course situations in European countries that resemble that, but that has never been the case in the Netherlands. It was an incorrect statement. It was just wrong," Hoekstra said in an interview ...

News Netherlands » Politics: Trump’s ambassador to the Netherlands admits, finally, he spread fake news about the Netherlands

News channel or source: https://thinkprogress.org/trumps-ambassador-to-the-netherlands-no-go-zones-72800dc7e731/
Publication date: Sunday 14 January 2018

The newly-appointed U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands, Pete Hoekstra ... are you going to withdraw it,” Dutch political reporter Roel Geeraedts told the Washington Post. “We were not getting answers so we all kept asking it.” The remarkable back ...

News Netherlands » Politics: The Netherlands has expelled Eritrea’s top diplomat for forcing Eritreans to pay a “diaspora tax”

News channel or source: https://qz.com/1183766/netherlands-expels-eritreas-top-diplomat-for-diaspora-tax/
Publication date: hursday 18 January 2018

The Netherlands has expelled Eritrea’s top diplomat after ... intimidation and force used in the collection of diaspora tax and its resulting social and political unrest, the cabinet is forced to give the Eritrean government a powerful signal,” he ...