Op 15 maart 2017 vindt de verkiezing plaats van de leden van de Tweede Kamer der Staten Generaal. U als kiesgerechtigde Nederlander in het buitenland kunt uw stem uitbrengen voor deze verkiezingen. Daarvoor moet u uzelf eerst registreren bij de gemeente Den Haag, ook als u uzelf al eens eerder heeft geregistreerd voor een verkiezing of referendum.
This morning the families of the victims of the MH17 disaster were briefed by the Joint Investigation Team on the initial findings of the criminal investigation into the downing of flight MH17. These findings concern the weapon used to down flight MH17, the location from which it was fired and the Buk missile system’s route of transport.
The Partners for Water program provides opportunities to strengthen the collaboration between the Netherlands and Serbia in the field of water.
On the occasion of the end of the EU Council presidency, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is organising an Orange Week - a week of the Netherlands in Belgrade from 27 June to 2 July 2016.
High numbers of people from Western Balkan countries have taken advantage of the Dutch asylum system. Therefore the Netherlands has taken new measures.
On 6 april 2016 an advisory referendum was held in the Netherlands on the EU-association agreement with Ukraine. The preliminary outcome shows that the required threshold for a valid outcome of a turn-out of 30% or more was reached, with a majority of people voting against.
Following a number of attacks in Brussels on Tuesday morning, Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders have been in contact with their Belgian colleagues. Both sent their condolences, expressed the Netherlands’ solidarity with Belgium and offered practical support.
Foreign minister Bert Koenders and travel expert Floortje Dessing have launched a new central helpline for travellers. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs can now be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week at +31 247 247 247 for practical travel tips and assistance. Travellers abroad can also contact the Ministry online and via Twitter. It is estimated that about 3,000 people per day will use the new services.
As EU Presidency holder, the Netherlands’ guiding principles are a Union that focuses on the essentials, a Union that focuses on growth and jobs through innovation, and a Union that connects with civil society.
The European Commission is visiting Amsterdam to mark the start of the Dutch Presidency of the EU Council. On 7 January 2016 Prime Minister Mark Rutte will receive the members of the European Commission at the National Maritime Museum.