The Netherlands is one of the 28 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.
Statement by Minister Ploumen on EU-Japan agreement in principle
06-07-2017 | 00:00
The agreement in principle that the European Commission and Japan are now discussing contains several important elements for...
Koenders calls on Turkey to follow the recommendations of the Council of Europe
19-05-2017 | 14:16
Foreign minister Bert Koenders has called on Turkey to follow the recommendations made by the Council of Europe. The minister...
Working together internationally to tackle dementia
17-05-2017 | 10:30
There are 47.5 million people in the world living with dementia, and their numbers are steadily increasing. This makes a joint...