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- Four-party talks in the Netherlands to form a coalition government have collapsed.
- Edith Schippers, the outgoing health minister who led the negotiations, told reporters immigration was the most divisive issue.
- She added that the parties also struggled to find common ground on climate and income policy.
- The liberal party of caretaker prime minister Mark Rutte had been negotiating with the Christian Democrats, liberal Democrats and Greens since the election in March.
- The obvious next step is to swap the Greens for the Christian Union.