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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

2015 Budget Memorandum: Prudence required for economic recovery

The Netherlands is slowly recovering from the crisis. Exports, corporate investments and consumption are all increasing. Economic ...

News item | 16-09-2014 | 16:02

Rutte, Timmermans and Hennis-Plasschaert to attend NATO Summit in Wales

Prime Minister Mark Rutte is to participate in the upcoming NATO Summit, together with foreign minister Frans Timmermans and ...

News item | 28-08-2014 | 16:26