Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte attends a debate in the Senate in The Hague, The Netherlands, on October 31, 2013, following the European Union Summit of Heads of States held at the EU Council building in Brussels last October 24 and 25, following shock revelations about the scale and scope of US surveillance of its allies. AFP PHOTO / ANP / MARTIJN BEEKMAN
Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte speaks during a national commemoration ceremony for relatives and friends of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster at RAI on November 10, 2014 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Hundreds of grieving family members and friends are gathering in Amsterdam for a national commemoration ceremony nearly four months after the passenger jet was downed over eastern Ukraine killing all 298 people on board. The Boeing 777 was downed July 17 while flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.
Minister Lodewijk Asscher, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of The Netherlands, and Dutch Prime minister Mark Rutte attend a ceremony upon the arrivals of a plane from Ukraine, carrying the remains of victims of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, at Eindhoven Airbase on July 23, 2014 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Today the people of the Netherlands are holding a national day of mourning. Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed in eastern Ukraine killing all 298 passengers. The aircraft was allegedly shot down by a missile and investigations continue to find the perpetrators of the attack.
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Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte attend a dinner hosted by Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands ahead of her abdication at Rijksmuseum on April 29, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Romanian President Traian Basescu, Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, French President Francois Hollande (2nd row L-R) Portugal's Prime minister Pedro Passos Coelho, Danish Prime minister Mark Rutte, Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis, Polish Prime minister Donald Tusk, Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov, Irish prime minister Enda Kenny, Prime Minister of Denmark Helle Thorning-Smith (3rd row L-R) Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen, Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, deputy minister to the President for European Affairs of Cyprus Andreas Mavroyiannis pose for a picture prior to a working luncheon at the Gamle Logen hosted by Norway's Prime Minister for the EU leaders while they attend the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony at Oslo City Hall on December 10, 2012 in Oslo, Norway. The European Union is collecting this year's prestigious Nobel Peace Prize for uniting the continent after two World Wars especially while during economic crisis.
In this photo provided by the German Government Press Office (BPA), German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets with the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte at the Chancellery on June 20, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. Merkel told a joint press conference held with Rutte that while bailout schemes proposed to aid the Eurozone crisis include options to purchase state debt through the secondary bond market, this was not under discussion and was 'purely theoretical'.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte pauses during his speech at Dam Square during a gathering to remember the victims of the terrorist attack in Paris on January 8, 2015 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Twelve people were killed, including two police officers, as two gunmen opened fire at the offices of the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo.