The Netherlands is one of the 28 member states of the European Union (EU). We work with our fellow member states to ensure a strong Union. EU member states can join forces in a wide variety of areas, including trade, security, agriculture and fisheries, and the environment and climate. The Netherlands influences EU policy in all these areas.
In the spotlight
The Netherlands to hold EU Presidency in 2016
In the first half of 2016 the Netherlands will hold the Presidency of the European Union for the 12th time.
Koenders discusses European security in the Baltic States
‘Stability and prosperity on the borders of Europe are more relevant than ever,’ said foreign minister Bert ...
Koenders in Baltic states to discuss Ukraine and Europe
Foreign minister Bert Koenders will attend the meeting of the foreign ministers of the Baltic States and the ...