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.
- The Netherlands: EU member state
- The Netherlands and developments within the EU
- The Netherlands and EU policy areas
- The Schengen countries
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