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26-01-2018 

Dutch intelligence uncovered Russian interference in US elections

The Dutch intelligence agency, AIVD, provided the FBI with crucial information about Russian interference in the US elections. On 25 January 2018, Dutch media, de Volkskrant and Nieuwsuur, revealed how the AIVD penetrated the Kremlin's team of hackers, Cozy Bear, as the Russians infiltrated the White House, State Department and Democratic National Committee.

Western intelligence services have been hunting Cozy Bear for years as it attacks government agencies and businesses around the globe, including in The Netherlands. Together with Fancy Bear, another group of Russian hackers, Cozy Bear hacked into the Democratic National Committee ahead of the US presidential elections. The group was caught by Dutch intelligence services, who again alerted their US counterparts.

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  • 19-06-2018 

    GML takes part in procedural hearing in The Hague

    On 19 June 2018, GML, the former Yukos majority shareholders, took part in a procedural hearing at The Hague Court of Appeal. This was part of the ongoing Dutch set-aside proceedings in which GML aims to reinstate the Arbitral Awards of 2014.

    The 2014 Awards are the result of a decade-long independent arbitration in The Hague, which ruled unanimously that Yukos Oil Company was unlawfully expropriated by the Kremlin. The Arbitral Tribunal awarded compensation of over $50 billion to the former Yukos majority shareholders.

  • 04-04-2018 

    Dutch Parliament calls for European Magnitsky Act

    The Dutch Parliament has passed a resolution which calls on its government to push for a European Magnitsky Act. Inspired by the original US Magnitsky Act of 2012, the law would punish human-rights abusers by freezing their assets and denying them travel visas.

  • 14-11-2017 

    Dutch Interior Minister warns of Russian disinformation

    Kajsa Ollongren has warned the Dutch Parliament that Russian efforts to manipulate public opinion remain an urgent threat. This follows the news, revealed by Dutch newspaper NRC, that a prominent Member of Parliament, Pieter Omtzigt, helped a witness to provide false evidence about the shooting down of flight MH17.