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.
The International Soft Fruit Conference (ISFC) will take place from 7 to 9 January 2016 for the sixth time in 's Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. This year attention will be on long cane production, tissue culture production, spread of Suzukii fruit fly disease.
The NL Ministry of Finance attaches great importance to good relations with her counterparts abroad. In a number of countries the Ministry also offers her assistance to support counterparts and affiliated organisations in their development and reforms, if so requested. Why? Because we feel that a strong and well functioning Ministry of Finance is of utmost importance to implement policies to bolster economic growth and employment
On the 6th and 7th of October, the Ministry of Economy and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Montenegro organized an international conference on "Investment Policies and Potentials in Montenegro"
According to Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders, ‘There are no quick fixes for today’s challenges: we will have to work long and hard, at international level, to find permanent solutions to the sources of conflict around us.’ The Minister made these remarks in his 2016 policy agenda, adding, ‘This will require dynamic and flexible diplomacy, choices and innovative use of resources, as well as collaboration in old and new coalitions. International diplomacy is working at full capacity, which puts a lot of strain on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, but it is vital for our security and prosperity.’
On the third Tuesday in September (Prince's Day), the Minister of Finance presents the National Budget and the Budget Memorandum to the House of Representatives.
In de zomermaanden reizen veel Nederlanders met de auto via Servië richting hun vakantiebestemming. Reizen door Servië is goed mogelijk, er zijn echter een aantal zaken waar u rekening mee moet houden
Saturday on the 4th of July the Beograd Velograd Bicycle Festival took place. The Festival celebrated its third and most successful edition thus far.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands has a longstanding commitment to the UN. We strongly believe in our partnership for peace, justice and development with the UN and its Member States. We work with our partners towards a better common future. By seeking election to the UN Security Council for the 2017-2018 period, we aim to make an even bigger contribution to building a more secure, just and prosperous world.