The next coalition government in the Netherlands will be hard pressed to further liberalize the labor market.
Elections for the lower house of parliament are due to be held in the Netherlands on March 15. Polls suggest the nationalist Freedom Party could become the single-largest, but a coalition of centrist parties is more likely to win a majority. Click here for a guide to the Dutch electoral system, the parties, their leaders and the most important issues.
Dutch nationalist party leader Geert Wilders withdraws from a debate after its organizers interview his brother.
Parties come and go, but the Dutch mainstream always finds a way to keep policy more or less on track.
The liberals would boost employment and growth; left-wing parties would protect pensioners and welfare.
Culture-war issues help Mark Rutte’s competitors. He wins by making the election about the economy.
The Netherlands’ outer provinces aren’t destitute, but they do feel left behind compared to the center.
A twenty-year-old deal with a drug lord claims the career of the Netherlands’ second justice minister in a row.
The Dutch liberal party leader isn’t taking his cue from Donald Trump. That’s exactly the politics he’s fighting against.
The Labor Party leader rallies left-wing parties behind a program to protect workers’ rights.
A guide to the Dutch electoral system, the parties, their leaders and the most important issues.
The center-right prime minister argues that Geert Wilders, the nationalist party leader, has disqualified himself.
The far-left Socialists attempt to distinguish themselves from Labor by ruling out a coalition with the right.