In a joint statement, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Latvia said the 28-country EU needed a "central supervisor" to tackle the flow of dirty money within the bloc's financial system.
Several thousand people converged on Dam Square in front of the Royal Palace to enjoy and pick the 200,000 free tulips, making gorgeous bunches for themselves from the rainbow of vibrant colours on offer.
Almost 400 people more died in the Netherlands during Europe’s recent record-breaking heatwave than in a regular summer week, Dutch national statistics agency CBS said on Friday.
"From now on we stop shaking hands," he said during a Monday evening news conference. "You can foot-tap or elbow-bump, or whatever you can come up with. ..but from today on we are going to stop shaking hands."
Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg was awarded an international children's peace prize on Wednesday, for her work in the struggle against climate change which has resonated with schoolchildren across the world.
With an IQ of 145, 9-year-old Laurent Simons is on track to become the world's youngest university graduate when he completes a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering next month.
Australia and the Netherlands said on Wednesday they will pursue criminal prosecutions for those responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that killed 298 people even if it takes many years.
The coronavirus pandemic has turned a whimsical idea into perhaps a window into a dystopian future where a human touch may make people cringe with fear, and a waiter clearing the table sends a customer tense with stress - only to be relieved by a soothing brush with plastic.
The extradition of Ridouan Taghi to the Netherlands on Thursday led to a diplomatic crisis between Morocco, Taghi’s home country, and the Netherlands, where he led the ‘Angels of Death’ gang, the most dangerous drug trafficking organization.