Facing international competition to attract people, jobs and firms, cities are branding themselves. But to succeed they must identify key values and address the question of identity.
Rutte’s party remains the largest.
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Prime Minister Mark Rutte saw off the populists, but his smaller coalition partner has been hammered.
The Dutch electorate is divided on issues of immigration and identity.
Single-issue parties and inflammatory rhetoric are causing extreme fragmentation in Dutch politics.
Voters shouldn’t have to choose between being Dutch and being Turkish.
A recent spat between Turkey and the Netherlands reveals how Dutch-Turks are badly served by politics.
Dutch populism goes back much further than Trump, Brexit or even Geert Wilders.
Members of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s team have accused Russia of hacking the campaign.
Russia could undermine the idea of a shared European reality and sway three elections key to the future of the bloc.
2017 could be the year of the far-right in Europe, and spell the end of the EU.
‘My fellow disenfranchised Americans …’
New measure of 32 countries' economic balance places UK and US near bottom of the pile.
Mission: poverty eradication.
Scotland is the latest place to look at piloting the concept.
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After decades of activism, the scales are finally tipping against the St Nicholas Day tradition of Black Pete.
My kingdom for a duvet …
As life gets faster and working hours get longer, it's tempting to think the Sandman is paying us ever shorter visits.
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How research led one academic to change his mind after standing against the euro and other elements of EU integration.
Using incentives drawn from game play, the peak-hour crush can be reduced, or avoided altogether.
Using elements of game play, we can create incentives for people to change how and when they make various transport choices in ways that enable the whole system to work better.
Rene van der Wal
A team of researchers went to the High Arctic to retrace the steps of a 1960s expedition. They came away with far more than they bargained for.
The Netherlands has long embraced renewable energy, but some judges say it must do more.
The IPCC's UN-validated climate science could be used to hold governments to account.
The Dutch like their health system, even though they contribute to it from their own pockets.
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