Willem-Alexander is the first Dutch king for 123 years and, at 46, the youngest in Europe
Europe’s monarchs, when they do their jobs well, can still provide a focus of national unity
(AMSTERDAM) — Willem-Alexander became the first Dutch king in more than a century Tuesday as his mother, Beatrix, abdicated after 33 years as queen.
The generational change in the House of Orange-Nassau gave the Netherlands …
France, Germany and Britain become central antagonists in more general discord over a multiyear E.U. budget — and risk preventing Europe from fulfilling one of its most basic operational tasks
Despite positive growth in France and Germany, official figures show the 17-nation euro bloc sinking into its second recession since 2009—with experts warning the worst is yet to come.
Today’s picks include Japanese proposals to phase out nuclear plants, the decline of global child mortality rates and the success of center-ground parties at the Dutch election.
The European debt crisis takes center stage as the Dutch head to the polls