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.
Prime Minister Rutte to host British Prime Minister David Cameron
On Thursday 28 May Prime Minister Mark Rutte will meet with his British counterpart David Cameron at the ...
Koenders meets with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs
On Thursday, in the margins of the conference on cyberspace in The Hague, foreign minister Bert Koenders met ...