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Koenders calls for UN sanctions on people smugglers in Libya

The United Nations should deploy sanctions in the fight against people smuggling and trafficking via Libya, thinks foreign...

News item | 06-07-2017 | 00:00

Statement by Minister Ploumen on EU-Japan agreement in principle

The agreement in principle that the European Commission and Japan are now discussing contains several important elements for...

News item | 06-07-2017 | 00:00

Lilianne Ploumen at the Global Citizen Festival: support She Decides!

At the Global Citizen Festival in Hamburg, headlined by some of the leading names in pop music, foreign trade and development...

News item | 06-07-2017 | 00:00

Statement by the minister of Foreign Affairs on MH17, 5 July 2017

It’s been nearly three years since Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was downed in eastern Ukraine. Two hundred and ninety-eight...

News item | 05-07-2017 | 09:26

Dutch diplomatic representative to return to Tripoli

The Netherlands is once again to station its own diplomatic representative in Tripoli. However, it remains too early to...

News item | 29-06-2017 | 00:00

Netherlands and Sweden demand access for aid workers in Yemen

The Netherlands and Sweden have called on the warring parties in Yemen to guarantee humanitarian organisations free, direct...

News item | 28-06-2017 | 13:53

OECD praises government’s innovative aid and trade policy

Experts from the OECD, an organisation of developed countries, have delivered an overwhelmingly positive verdict on Dutch...

News item | 28-06-2017 | 00:00

Trade mission to Italy yields series of agreements

During the trade mission to Italy coinciding with the state visit by King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, Dutch and Italian...

News item | 27-06-2017 | 15:30

Response by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Security and Justice to the statement by Morocco

When asked for a response to the Moroccan statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Justice and Security...

News item | 24-06-2017 | 22:35

Minister Koenders: Bolt and Follender released in Colombia

Dutch journalists Derk Bolt and Eugenio Follender were released today in the extremely volatile region of Catatumbo in the...

News item | 24-06-2017 | 11:18

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