The Party for Freedom (PVV) of Geert Wilders becomes the largest political party in Almere and the second largest in The Hague.
The President of Kosovo Hashim Thaçi resigns to face charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity before the Kosovo Specialist Chambers in The Hague. Thaçi says he is resigning to "protect the integrity of the presidency of Kosovo". Speaker of the Assembly Vjosa Osmani assumes the office as Acting Kosovar President.
India surpasses six million cases of COVID-19, becoming the second country after the United States to reach that milestone. Meanwhile, 82.5% or more than five million people have recovered. [https:--apnews.com-article-virus-outbreak-india-archive-eb878bbd69a165e9e64771b5746fea62 (AP)]The government introduces new nationwide restrictions aimed at tackling the swift spread sweeping across the country, including disallowing fans in professional sports matches and ordering bars and restaurants to close at 22:00 (10:00 p.m.) CEST for the next three weeks. Prime Minister Mark Rutte also advises people to wear face masks when shopping in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and The Hague, the three cities with the highest rates of infections. [https:--www.ctvnews.ca-health-coronavirus-dutch-government-announces-new-restrictions-to-rein-in-virus-1.5123515 (CTV News)]COVID-19 pandemic in the Netherlands
Geert Wilders, the leader of the Dutch far-right political party Party for Freedom, goes on trial again for making anti-Islam remarks. He is being accused of inciting hatred against the Moroccan-Dutch minority.
Cabinet formation in the Netherlands; Informateur Ivo Opstelten informs Queen Beatrix that the coalition formation between the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) with support from the Party for Freedom (PVV) failed, after PVV leader Geert Wilders lost his confidence in the internal stability of the CDA parliamentary group after a letter of criticism was sent by CDA negotiator Ab Klink (CDA).