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.
Budget Day 2023: a changing world order requires unity
19-09-2023 | 15:39
Every year, on Budget Day, King Willem-Alexander delivers the Speech from the Throne, which lays out the government’s plans for ...
Africa Strategy: government presents integrated approach to cooperation with Africa
31-05-2023 | 11:26
The Netherlands is sharpening the focus of its collaboration with Africa by investing more, more specifically, and more ...
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 ...