The Netherlands is one of the 27 member states of the European Union (EU). We work with our fellow member states to ensure a strong Union. EU member states can join forces in a wide variety of areas, including trade, security, agriculture and fisheries, and the environment and climate. The Netherlands influences EU policy in all these areas.
The State of the European Union 2022
Overview of the most important EU developments in the past year, and a vision for the coming years, by the Dutch government.
Rape and sexual violence to be punished with sanctions
07-03-2023 | 10:30
On the eve of International Women’s Day, the European Union (EU) is imposing sanctions against persons and entities guilty of ...
What does the Netherlands want from the European Union (EU)?
02-03-2023 | 11:31
The European Union (EU) increases the freedom, security and prosperity of the Netherlands. Since the start of the war in Ukraine, ...
Finance minister Sigrid Kaag to co-chair Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action
12-10-2022 | 18:02
From 1 April 2023, Minister of Finance Sigrid Kaag will co-chair the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action (CFMCA). ...