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Appointment of ambassadors and Secretary-General at Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The cabinet has approved the 22 ambassadorial appointments proposed by foreign minister Bert Koenders and the appointment of a ...

News item | 18-12-2015 | 16:28

The Netherlands to extend its contribution to EU counterpiracy mission

The government has decided to extend the Netherlands' participation in the European Union's counterpiracy mission off the coast ...

News item | 18-12-2015 | 16:21

Koenders supports European border authorities and calls for partnership with Lebanon and Jordan

Speaking in Strasbourg on Wednesday, foreign minister Koenders welcomed the European Commission’s plans to step up security at ...

News item | 15-12-2015 | 19:11

Foreign minister Koenders meets with German counterpart in Berlin

On Wednesday 16 December foreign minister Bert Koenders will travel to Berlin. While in the German capital, he will speak with ...

News item | 15-12-2015 | 17:41

2015 Human Rights Tulip to be awarded to IRA-Mauritania

The 2015 Human Rights Tulip will be awarded on International Human Rights Day, Thursday 10 December, to IRA-Mauritania, an ...

News item | 08-12-2015 | 13:25

EU step closer to Dutch strategy on sustainable trade

The EU is to step up its efforts to make trade more sustainable. At an international conference organised by the Netherlands, ...

News item | 08-12-2015 | 08:10

Dutch Design during the EU Presidency

Formal meetings of European ministers will take place in Brussels and Luxembourg during the Dutch Presidency of the Council of ...

News item | 04-12-2015 | 16:09

Dutch support for Syrian rescue workers

Foreign minister Bert Koenders is providing €4 million over the next two years to support Syria’s White Helmets, a group of ...

News item | 03-12-2015 | 00:00

Ploumen: climate agreement must focus more on world’s poorest

According to development minister Lilianne Ploumen, negotiators at the Paris Climate Change Conference must reach solid ...

News item | 01-12-2015 | 17:01

Significant interest in Ebola-affected countries’ reconstruction

A large number of representatives from businesses and development institutions took part in an investment conference in The Hague ...

News item | 30-11-2015 | 14:54