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Dutch unite water, energy and food in Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion

The design of the Dutch Pavilion and its theme, ‘uniting water, energy and food’, were revealed today at an event in Dubai, ...

News item | 09-12-2018 | 15:31

2019 Budget Memorandum: Investing in and preparing for the Netherlands' future

In 2019 the Dutch economy will grow by 2.6% and the budget surplus will increase to 1% of gross domestic product (GDP). Next year ...

News item | 18-09-2018 | 15:15

CoCos not tax deductible anymore as from 1 January 2019

Contingent Convertibles (CoCos) are specific bonds that absorb losses when the capital of a bank or insurer declines below a ...

News item | 29-06-2018 | 19:10

MH17: The Netherlands and Australia hold Russia responsible

The Netherlands and Australia hold Russia responsible for its part in the downing of flight MH17. The government took a decision ...

News item | 25-05-2018 | 10:37

Broad government delegation on trade mission to India

Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality Carola Schouten, Minister for Foreign Trade and ...

News item | 22-05-2018 | 16:51

2017 financial annual report: budget surplus for the second year running

The economy is showing strong growth and public finances are in good shape. The 2017 Budget Memorandum assumed a budget deficit ...

News item | 18-05-2018 | 10:31

Statement Prime Minister Rutte about the European Commission's proposal for the Multiannual Financial Framework

The European Commission presented a proposal today outlining plans for the EU budget – or Multiannual Financial Framework – for ...

News item | 02-05-2018 | 15:00

Blok for deeper, better partnership with Morocco

Foreign minister Stef Blok took part in talks today in Rabat on deepening and enhancing the Netherlands’ partnership with ...

News item | 20-04-2018 | 22:00

Resignation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

On Tuesday 13 February 2018 the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Halbe Zijlstra, requested King Willem-Alexander to discharge him ...

News item | 14-02-2018 | 06:30

2017 Autumn Memorandum: budget surplus of 0.4% and government debt of 57.3%

The budget surplus for 2017 is estimated at 0.4% of gross domestic product (GDP), while the projected government debt in 2017 is ...

News item | 24-11-2017 | 17:50