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Rutte who? Rutte is the Prime Minister of The Netherlands and "enjoys" the events of the Russia-Netherlands Cultural Year. Recent political row started with Dutch protests against new Russian anti-homo legislation and the Sochi Winter Olympics. Shortly followed by the Greenpeace "assault" of a Gazprom platform in the Arctic Sea and the arrest of Russian diplomat Borodin in The Hague. Due to all domestic economic problems and the new austerity measures by the Rutte cabinet of VVD Liberals and PvdA Labor, a bit of foreign policy attention is a welcome distraction. Has the visit by King Willem-Alexander been cancelled yet? Or the $1bn Russian investment for use of new oil terminal in Rotterdam harbor? What about the close business deals between Shell, Gasunie and Gazprom?

Dutch gas production is now in an irreversible decline phase

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Wed Oct 16th, 2013 at 07:54:05 AM EST
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