Former MI6 worker Daniel Houghton pleads guilty to breaching the Official Secrets Act by unlawfully disclosing top secret material to Dutch agents.
The Netherlands reports an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu among ducks at a poultry farm in the central province of Flevoland. To reduce the spread of the virus, the Dutch government will kill 10,000 animals.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan calls on all Turks and the Muslim world to boycott France over French President Emmanuel Macron's crackdown on radical Islam in French society. Erdoğan says Muslims in France are now "subjected to a lynch campaign similar to that against Jews in Europe before World War II". The leaders of Germany, Italy and the Netherlands condemn Erdoğan's comments and declare their support for France.
An advisory board to the Dutch government recommends reducing speed limits on roads and using public money to purchase outdated cattle farms as part of a raft of measures to tackle global warming-linked nitrogen emissions in the country.
Avian flu virus H5N8 outbreaks are reported in birds in India, Germany, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, and several other European nations. The World Health Organization advised on 17 November that human infection is possible, but unlikely, based on information available.
Indonesia executes six people for drug trafficking including foreign citizens from Brazil, Malawi, the Netherlands, Nigeria, and Vietnam. Brazil and the Netherlands withdraw their ambassadors in protest.
The three Royal Netherlands Navy personnel captured 12 days ago by armed men loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi are released after negotiations after Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Dollis secured their release and oversaw their evacuation to Athens, Greece. The crew was trying to rescue a Dutch citizen from Libya when armed men captured them. [https:--www.npr.org-templates-story-story.php?storyId=134423178 (NPR)]date=August 2019
The Dutch Ministry of Defense confirm that three Royal Netherlands Navy personnel are captured by armed men loyal to Muammar Gaddafi during an evacuation operation. "Intensive diplomatic negotiations" are going on between Dutch and Libyan authorities and relatives of the crew are being kept informed.