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Cabinet draws out investments by establishing Invest-NL

The Dutch cabinet intends to encourage investments in sectors where the Netherlands has not yet seized all opportunities. To...

News item | 20-02-2017 | 17:36

Minister Koenders launches international cyberspace commission

At the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, foreign minister Bert Koenders announced the launch of the Global Commission on...

News item | 18-02-2017 | 15:30

Government: prevent famine in the Horn of Africa

The government is to provide aid for famine victims in the Horn of Africa. Due to the current drought – caused mainly by El...

News item | 18-02-2017 | 09:00

Koenders meets new US counterpart Tillerson

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders met US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at an informal G20 foreign ministers meeting...

News item | 16-02-2017 | 17:45

Koenders to attend G20 meeting in Bonn and security conference in Munich

On 16 and 17 February, foreign minister Bert Koenders will take part in an informal meeting of the foreign ministers of the G20...

News item | 15-02-2017 | 21:30

First results of Dutch-Indonesian investigation in the Java Sea released

The joint Dutch-Indonesian investigation into the disappearance of three Dutch naval ships from the floor of the Java Sea has...

News item | 13-02-2017 | 11:00

Netherlands invests in boosting women’s organisations in southern countries

The Netherlands has launched a new fund called ‘Leading from the South’ (LFS) to help boost women’s organisations in southern...

News item | 09-02-2017 | 09:00

Koenders condemns Israel’s ‘Regularisation Law’

‘The Netherlands condemns the Knesset’s passage of a far-reaching piece of legislation last night which provides for the...

News item | 07-02-2017 | 15:33

Koenders describes report on mass executions in Syria as ‘horrific’

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders says that there must be no impunity for the mass executions carried out in Syria. He...

News item | 07-02-2017 | 13:50

Statement by Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders on the US entry ban

The Netherlands firmly believes that refugees fleeing war and violence deserve a safe haven, irrespective of their origins or...

News item | 29-01-2017 | 14:00