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.
Ploumen values trade union federations’ views on TTIP
Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen is continuing her dialogue with trade ...
The Netherlands concludes successful Benelux presidency
‘We can look back on an active year, in which the Benelux has focused mainly on combating fraudulent ...