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  1. All Covid-19 advice withdrawn but continue to use common sense if you have respiratory symptoms

    The advice on testing for coronavirus infection and isolating after a positive test no longer applies. The government has ...

    News item | 10-03-2023 | 16:00

  2. Group of European nations unites for the purpose of better compliance with 'Dublin' asylum agreements

    On 8 March 2023, the Netherlands organised a ministerial meeting with Belgium, Germany, France, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria, ...

    News item | 08-03-2023 | 17:15

  3. Renewed Schengen Information System live

    On Tuesday 7 March 2023, the renewed Schengen Information System (SIS) went live in all Schengen states. This is an EU ...

    News item | 07-03-2023 | 17:00

  4. Rape and sexual violence to be punished with sanctions

    On the eve of International Women’s Day, the European Union (EU) is imposing sanctions against persons and entities guilty of ...

    News item | 07-03-2023 | 10:30

  5. Minister Hoekstra launches 'Dialogue Group on Accountability for Ukraine' in Ukraine

    Today at the United for Justice Conference in Lviv, Minister of Foreign Affairs Wopke Hoekstra launched the Dialogue Group on ...

    News item | 03-03-2023 | 20:14

  6. What does the Netherlands want from the European Union (EU)?

    The European Union (EU) increases the freedom, security and prosperity of the Netherlands. Since the start of the war in Ukraine, ...

    News item | 02-03-2023 | 11:31

  7. Legislative proposal: Better protection against human trafficking

    The criminalisation of human trafficking is being expanded and simplified. This will make it possible to more effectively detect ...

    News item | 28-02-2023 | 08:00

  8. Dutch Minister Adriaansens: Internet toll will ultimately penalize consumers

    Large European telecom operators are considering to charge an Internet toll for the internet traffic that online service ...

    News item | 27-02-2023 | 09:00

  9. More than eight million traffic violations in 2022

    In 2022, 8,153,043 traffic violations were reported under the Traffic Regulations (Administrative Enforcement) Act (Wet ...

    News item | 23-02-2023 | 12:00

  10. Sexual Offences Bill amended to better protect victims

    The Sexual Offences Bill is being amended to better protect the victims of serious sexual crimes. The special statute of ...

    News item | 22-02-2023 | 17:30