A Dutch court rules that sailor Laura Dekker can attempt to become the youngest person to circumnavigate the world solo.
The International Criminal Court opens a field office in Kyiv, Ukraine, as part of its war crimes investigations, becoming the largest ICC office outside of its headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands.
The Egyptian antiquities ministry prohibits a group of archaeologists from the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, Netherlands, from conducting excavations in Saqqara after the museum unveiled an exhibit about ancient Egyptian music that Egyptian authorities criticized for its Afrocentric depictions of certain figures, claiming it was historical negationism.
Dutch climate and energy minister Rob Jetten announces that the Netherlands will remove all restrictions on the operation of coal-fired power stations until at least 2024, in response to Russia's refusal to export natural gas to the country. Operations were previously limited to less than a third of the total production.
Roman Catholic child sexual abuse investigation: The Dutch Catholic Church apologises and the country's religious leaders request an independent inquiry. A monastery head in Salzburg admits abuse of a boy more than four decades ago. The brother of Pope Benedict XVI admits physically disciplining students at a school in Germany before corporal punishment was banned in 1980.