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NATO Innovation Fund to Establish its Headquarters in the Netherlands
20-03-2023 | 19:30
The headquarters of the NATO Innovation Fund (NIF) will be located in the Netherlands, the NIF has announced today. The NIF is ...
Call to action on responsible use of AI in the military domain
16-02-2023 | 16:38
Government representatives meeting at the REAIM summit have agreed a joint call to action on the responsible development, ...
Netherlands earmarks €2.5 billion for support to Ukraine in 2023
23-12-2022 | 10:45
In 2023 the Netherlands will make €2.5 billion available to support Ukraine. The government expects that this amount will be ...
Extra Dutch support for Ukrainian war effort and reconstruction
22-08-2022 | 19:30
The Netherlands will provide additional support to Ukraine for the country’s war effort and reconstruction. Minister for Foreign ...
The Netherlands intends to supply military goods to Ukraine
18-02-2022 | 16:52
The Netherlands intends to supply military goods to Ukraine. This was decided by the cabinet today, in response to Ukraine’s ...
Government to deploy C-130 transport aircraft in Mali
15-10-2021 | 15:20
Today the government issued a final decision on the deployment of a C-130 Hercules transport aircraft (including crew and support ...