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Government wants European Medicines Agency to relocate to the Netherlands

The Netherlands has applied to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The organisation is currently based in London, but ...

News item | 16-01-2017 | 16:30

‘Two states only solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict’

In the view of foreign minister Bert Koenders, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can only be resolved by the creation of an...

News item | 15-01-2017 | 16:45

Dutch aid for refugees as bitter cold grips Greece

Refugees are suffering terribly in the bitter cold gripping the Greek islands, and the Dutch government does not intend to...

News item | 14-01-2017 | 23:20

Ploumen deeply affected by situation in Iraq, but optimistic

This evening marked the conclusion of a two-day visit to Iraq by Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development...

News item | 11-01-2017 | 15:49

Koenders calls on UN to take action

In a debate in the UN Security Council in New York on Tuesday, foreign minister Bert Koenders called on the new UN...

News item | 10-01-2017 | 19:40

Ploumen: women are key to making communities safer and more peaceful

Development cooperation minister Lilianne Ploumen wants women in conflict areas to be more involved in resolving social...

News item | 01-01-2017 | 16:41

Netherlands supports UN evidence database on atrocities in Syria

The Netherlands will contribute money and expertise to the database being set up by the United Nations to gather evidence of...

News item | 22-12-2016 | 00:40

Journalist Okke Ornstein pardoned

Dutch journalist Okke Ornstein, who was arrested in Panama last month in connection with a 2012 conviction, has been granted a...

News item | 20-12-2016 | 16:00

Koenders expresses condolences to Coptic Pope in Cairo after terrorist attack

During his working visit to Cairo, foreign minister Bert Koenders today visited the Coptic Orthodox church of St Peter and St...

News item | 20-12-2016 | 14:00

Koenders visits devastated village in northern Iraq

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders visited the village of Hashansham in northern Iraq on Monday. The village has been...

News item | 19-12-2016 | 13:00