Netherlands since 1990

In 1992 the Maastricht Treaty was agreed upon by EU representatives meeting in Maastricht, Netherlands. In 2002/2004 the Euro currency was introduced. In 2005, Dutch voters in a referendum rejected the EU constitution.
In 1995, Dutch soldiers, part of international peacekeeping forces, failed to protect the Muslim residents of Srebrenica in Eastern Bosnia. The adult men among the population of the besieged city were massacred.
In 2002, Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn was assassinated. in 2001 same gender marriages were legalized, the Netherlands being the first nation in the world to do so.

Timeline, from BBC News
A Concise History of the Netherlands, from Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken, available in English, French, German, Spanish and Dutch
Articles : Ruud Lubbers, Polder Model, Drug Policy of the Netherlands, Dutch Language Union, from Wikipedia English edition
Article Abortus (Abortion), Gastarbeider (Guest Worker), from Wikipedia Dutch edition
Combining work and care in the polder model. An assessment of the Dutch part-time strategy, by Janneke Plantenga
Biography of R.F.M. Lubbers, from Museum voor Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch
Biography of W. Kok, from Museum voor Vaderlandse Geschiedenis, in Dutch
Periode 1983-1994 Kabinetten Lubbers (Period 1982-1994 - Cabinets Lubbers), from Parlement en Politiek, in Dutch, official site on the history of the Netherlands' Parliament
History of the Dutch-Flemish cultural Treaty, from Commissie Cultureel Verdrag Vlaanderen Nederlanf, in Dutch
Geschiedenis van Abortus Provocatus
Geschiedenis van de Abortus in Nederland, from STIMEZO Zwolle, in Dutch
Abortus - Geschiedkundige Informatie, from NGVA Handboek, in Dutch
DOCUMENTS Historical Population Statistics : the Netherlands, from Population Statistics at Univ. Utrecht
World Statesmen : the Netherlands, by Ben Cahoon; World Rulers : the Netherlands by Enno Schulz, illustrated, begins 1572; Kabinetten 1918-1994, from Centrum voor Parlamentaire Geschiedenis, in Dutch
List of Queens, Prime Ministers, Portfolio Ministers, Party Leaders etc. since 1945, from ZPC
Cabinet Lists : Kabinet Lubbers III (1989-1994), from Wikipedia Dutch edition
Dutch banknotes, from Currency Museum
REFERENCE J.C.H. Blom, Seismic Shifts since the 1960es, pp.444-460, in : J.C.H. Blom and E. Lamberts, History of the Low Countries, trsl. by James C. Kennedy, NY : Berghahn 1999, KMLA Lib.Sign. 949.3 B653h
Mark T. Hooker, The History of Holland, Westport : Greenwood, 1999, KMLA Lib.Sign. 949.2 H783h - misleading title; on the entire kingdom
Article : Netherlands, in : Statesman's Yearbook 1991-1992 pp.901-912, 1992-1993 pp.989-1000, 1993-1994 pp.989-999, 1994-1995 pp.990-1000, 1995-1996 pp.986-996, 1996-1997 pp.938-948, 1997-1998 pp.945-955, 1998-1999 pp.1021-1030, 2000 pp.1160-1170, 2001 pp.1132-1142, 2002 pp.1180-1190, 2003 pp.1180-1190, 2004 pp.1185-1195, 2005 pp.1191-1208, 2006 pp.1199-1211 [G]
Entry : Background Notes - Netherlands pp.254-261; Travel Warning - Netherlands, pp.559-560, in : Countries of the World and their Leaders Yearbook, 2000, Supplement [G]
Entry : Kingdom of the Netherlands, Cabinet pp.72-73, Background Notes : Netherlands, pp.956-962, in : Countries of the World and their Leaders Yearbook, 2003 [G]
Entry : Netherlands, pp.756-763 in : IMF, International Financial Statistics Yearbook 2001 [G]
Article : Netherlands, in : Americana Annual 1992 pp.388-389, 1993 pp.385-387, 1994 p.385, 1998 p.376, 2006 pp.263-264 [G]
Article : Netherlands, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1991 pp.459, 667, 1992 pp.436, 667, 1993 pp.447, 679, 1994 pp.446, 680, 1995 pp.449-450, 679, 1996 pp.448, 679, 1997 pp.455-456, 677, 2002 pp.470, 687 [G]

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