Mark Rutte
age: 53 years
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Prime Minister of the Netherlands
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Nationality: NL
Party: ALDE
Gender: M
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Rutte calls for Europe to co-operate on Covid-19 as number of cases hits 18

Monday, March 02, 2020 04:32:00 PM

Prime minister Mark Rutte has called for greater European co-operation to tackle the spread of Covid-19, while acknowledging that synchronising different national healthcare systems would be a difficult task. In his first public statement since the virus, also known as coronavirus, was detected in....
Unwillingness to swallow bitter pill of higher EU budget share ‘shocking’

Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:47:00 AM

It was a political masterclass to watch Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte switch roles at last week’s EU budget talks, from the ever-reliable neighbour and ally of German chancellor, Angela Merkel , to the intransigent leader of the Frugal Four whose behaviour she panned as “childish”. Despite domestic pressures, Rutte’s EU credentials are flawless.
Merkel was irritated by ‘childish Rutte’ at EU summit: Volkskrant

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 11:40:00 AM

German chancellor Angela Merkel described Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte as displaying ‘childish behaviour’ at last week’s failed EU meeting to draw up a new budget for the 27-member organisation, the reported on Tuesday. The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Austria have formed a four-country....
EU BACKDOWN: Brussels forced to make savage cuts to budget in row over spending EUROPEAN UNION leaders have been forced to consider massive cuts to the bloc's next-annual...

Friday, February 21, 2020 05:19:00 PM

They have ordered officials to begin scoping out potential areas in a bid to find between €20-30 billion in savings. The breakthrough came after talks between Germany’s Angela Merkel, France’s Emmanuel Macron, the Netherlands’ Mark Rutte and European Council President Charles Michel.
Hopes dim for EU budget deal

Friday, February 21, 2020 04:14:00 PM

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, and European Council President Charles Michel, speak with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven and Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen during a meeting on the sidelines of an EU summit in Brussels, February 20, 2020.
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