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More agricultural products sold throughout the world; exports increase to more than 82 billion euros

In 2015, the Netherlands again exceeded the previous year’s exports of agricultural products. Total exports in 2015 amounted to ...

News item | 15-01-2016 | 09:00

St Maarten must put budget in order

The Council of Ministers for the Kingdom has decided to instruct St Maarten to put its budget for 2015 and multi-year forecasts ...

News item | 04-09-2015 | 15:30

Amendment to Passport Act allowing automatic cancellation of jihadist travellers’ passports and identity cards

The Council of Ministers for the Kingdom has approved a bill to amend the Passport Act, proposed by Minister of the Interior and ...

News item | 04-09-2015 | 15:30

Dutch participation in fight against ISIS and UN mission in Mali to continue for a further year

The Dutch military involvement in the fight against ISIS and in the UN mission in Mali, MINUSMA, is to be extended for one year. ...

News item | 19-06-2015 | 17:10

Ministers Koenders and Hennis visit Kabul

Foreign minister Bert Koenders and defence minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert visited the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday. There ...

News item | 10-03-2015 | 17:02

Netherlands and Belgium united against terrorism

Following the Thalassa talks between the Dutch and Belgian governments, the two countries are further increasing cooperation in ...

News item | 04-03-2015 | 15:47

Netherlands to extend its contribution to EU counter-piracy mission

The Netherlands is to extend its participation in the European Union’s counter-piracy mission ‘Operation Atalanta’ by one year. ...

News item | 14-11-2014 | 13:57

Rutte: ‘Confidence in further recovery of Dutch economy’

‘The latest figures from Statistics Netherlands (CBS) inspire confidence in a further recovery of the Dutch economy’, says Prime ...

News item | 14-11-2014 | 13:52

Bert Koenders appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs

King Willem-Alexander has appointed Bert Koenders as Minister of Foreign Affairs. Mr Koenders was sworn in by the King at ...

News item | 17-10-2014 | 11:40

Government initiates termination of social security treaty with Morocco

The government has decided to terminate the Netherlands' social security treaty with Morocco. This decision was prompted by the ...

News item | 10-10-2014 | 18:50