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 says that instability close to Europe requires a flexible approach
Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders has called for more integrated and targeted cooperation between the ...
Koenders in Barcelona to discuss EU’s relations with its neighbours
Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders will be in Barcelona on Monday to attend a meeting on European ...