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  1. Government apologises for the Netherlands’ role in the history of slavery

    In a speech this afternoon, Prime Minister Mark Rutte apologised for the past actions of the Dutch State: to enslaved people in ...

    News item | 19-12-2022 | 16:18

  2. Iran: questions and answers about the situation and sanctions

    Since 16 September 2022 there have been widespread protests in Iran and the Iranian authorities have used force against peaceful ...

    News item | 16-12-2022 | 16:55

  3. Update on long-term policy for refugees from Ukraine

    In October 2022, the European Commission extended the temporary protection under the Temporary Protection Directive until 4 March ...

    News item | 16-12-2022 | 11:47

  4. New action plan for government and business owners to combat crime

    The government has joined forces with business owners to prevent and reduce crime. When Minister of Justice and Security ...

    News item | 15-12-2022 | 10:47

  5. Caribbean region and the Netherlands to join forces to deal more effectively with climate change

    The Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, Mark Harbers, has invited the countries of the Caribbean region to take part ...

    News item | 13-12-2022 | 22:00

  6. Racism within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: ‘This is not who we want to be.’

    Secretary-General Paul Huijts, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' most senior official, responds to the investigation on racism ...

    News item | 13-12-2022 | 13:18

  7. Reception of Displaced Persons from Ukraine (Temporary Measures) Act submitted for consultation

    The Temporary Protection Directive (TPD) gives refugees from Ukraine the right to suitable accommodation, help with living ...

    News item | 12-12-2022 | 10:56

  8. Minister Van der Burg attends Euro-African Ministerial Conference of the Rabat Process in Cádiz

    On 13 and 14 December, the Minister for Migration Eric van der Burg took part in the Rabat Process in Cádiz, an international ...

    News item | 12-12-2022 | 10:32

  9. The Netherlands provides equipment and parts to Ukraine to help repair its energy infrastructure

    This winter the Netherlands is supporting Ukraine by providing a shipment of materials so the country can repair crucial energy ...

    News item | 08-12-2022 | 18:02

  10. Viasna Human Rights Center wins Human Rights Tulip 2022

    The Human Rights Tulip for 2022 is awarded to the Viasna Human Rights Center in Belarus. Minister of Foreign Affairs Wopke ...

    News item | 08-12-2022 | 17:24