Showing posts with label the Netherlands. Show all posts
Showing posts with label the Netherlands. Show all posts

Friday, February 23, 2018

Turkey Summons Dutch Diplomat over Armenian Genocide Decision

Armenian Genocide
Turkey summoned the Dutch charge d‘affaires on Friday to complain about the Netherlands parliament recognizing the massacre of as many as 1.5 million Armenians in 1915 as genocide, the Turkish foreign ministry said.

Friday, April 8, 2016

The state Department expressed disappointment at the outcome of the referendum in the Netherlands

U.S. disappointed with the results of a referendum on Association of Ukraine with the European Union, which took place in the Netherlands on 6 April. This was stated by state Department spokesman mark Toner, transfers Reuters.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Turkey warns Dutch authorities about ‘racist policies’ toward Turks

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has warned Dutch authorities about aggressive and racist policies toward the Turkish community living there, while urging the Netherlands to end initiatives and statements that may be harmful to the advancement of bilateral relations.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Human remains found at Boeing crash site in eastern Ukraine. - (Mark Rutte, Dutch PM)

Human remains have been discovered at the site of the recent Malaysian plane crash near the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Friday....

“Experts [from the Netherlands, Ukraine and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe managed to find the remains of passengers that will now be transported to Kharkov, and later to the Netherlands after a forensic examination,” Rutte told journalists.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

MH17 victims' belongings to be transferred to the Netherlands

Two trucks loaded with personal belongings of the victims aboard the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 arrived Wednesday in Ukraine's government-controlled eastern city of Kharkov before being transferred to the Netherlands, authorities said.

The belongings, which had been handed over by the search and rescue team to a group of Dutch experts, came from the crash site of the plane in the Donetsk region, the Kharkov Regional State Administration said in an online statement.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Numerous objects hit flight MH17 over Ukraine (report)

A highlyianticipated preliminary report into what brought down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine has found that it was pierced by numerous "high-speed objects".
A report released by the Dutch Safety Board said there was "no evidence of technical or human error".
"Flight MH17... operated by Malaysia Airlines broke up in the air probably as the result of structural damage caused by a large number of high-energy objects that penetrated the aircraft from outside," said the DSB in the preliminary report.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Australia, Dutch vow justice for MH17 victims

THE HAGUE: Australia and The Netherlands on Monday vowed to bring justice to the families of victims of downed flight MH17, despite the search for body parts being halted because of fighting in eastern Ukraine.

"We owe it to the dead, we owe it to the grieving families to bring them (the victims) home and to give them justice," Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said.

"We are not just partners in grief, but partners in demanding justice in the face of this terrible atrocity," Abbott told Dutch Premier Mark Rutte at a press conference in The Hague.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Netherlands decides not to send armed mission to Malaysian MH17 crash site in Ukraine (a Dutch military mission might deteriorate the situation in the region)

THE HAGUE, July 27. /ITAR-TASS/. The Netherlands has decided not to send its servicemen to the site of a Malaysian Boeing crash in eastern Ukraine, which killed 194 Dutch nationals, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Sunday.

He said that after scrutinizing all possible scenarios with military experts they had decided that a Dutch military mission might deteriorate the situation in the region and pose a threat to the process of retrieving the bodies of the crash victims.

The Netherlands however is ready to send from 60 to 160 unarmed servicemen of the royal military police who would be tasked to help Dutch forensic experts recover the bodies of those killed in the air crash.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Netherlands to send unarmed military police to Ukraine. (An international police mission to secure the disaster area)

The Dutch government will on Friday send 40 unarmed Royal Military Police officers to site of the MH17 plane crash in eastern Ukraine, Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced.

Military police will leave the country on a C-130 Hercules aircraft from Eindhoven Airport at around 18:00 local time (1600 GMT). Rutte said the team's goal is to help forensic experts in the search for remaining bodies.

The first priority of the Dutch cabinet is to find, transport and identify the bodies, he added.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Nach Boeing-Crash: Niederländischer Experte findet in Zug 200 statt 282 Leichen (Washington Post)

Im Zug mit Leichen der beim Absturz eines malaysischen Passagierjets über der Ostukraine am 17. Juli ums Leben gekommenen Fluggäste befinden sich nach Worten eines niederländischen Experten nur 200 statt der von den ukrainischen Behörden angekündigten 282 Körper. Das berichtete die „Washington Post“ am Dienstag.

„Das einzige, wessen ich mir sicher bin, ist die Zahl (der Leichen) – 200“, sagte der Experte und gab zu, dass es ziemlich kompliziert war, sie zu zählen. „Die restlichen Leichen sollen gefunden werden. Wir müssen sie finden“, fügte er hinzu.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Netherlands to coordinate victim identification efforts as UN set to vote on MH17 disaster resolution. --Ukrainian troops take control of roads to Donetsk from airport

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Sunday a team of international forensic experts will finally reach the Ukrainian crash site of flight MH17 on Monday, and that the Netherlands will coordinate the efforts for identifying the victims.

"The OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) intends early tomorrow to take the identification mission, with the Dutch experts, to the site," Rutte told a press conference in The Hague.

He said that the Dutch would be coordinating the task of identifying the 298 dead from Thursday's Malaysian plane crash.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Bulgaria Is Losing Patience with Dutch Schengen Block - Foreign Minister

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov has reiterated that Bulgaria is losing patience with the Dutch opposition to Schengen enlargement.
Speaking Wednesday at a joint press conference with his Latvian counterpart, Edgars Rinkevich, Mladenov repeated the comments of Finance Minister Simeon Djankov from last week that Bulgaria's patience towards the Netherlands had been exhausted and that Bulgaria and Romania had fallen prey to political games.

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