The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in London United Kingdom
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Hello, and welcome to the website of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in London! My name is Simon Smits, and I am the Dutch Ambassador to the United Kingdom. I arrived here on 10 September 2015, after working for five years as the Director-General for Foreign Economic Relations in The Hague. Read more...
Ambassador Simon Smits presented the priorities of the Netherlands EU presidency to the European Union Committee to the House of Lords on 2 February.
The Netherlands will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from 1 January to 30 June 2016. It wants a Union that focuses on the essentials, creates growth and jobs through innovation, and connects with civil society.
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03 February 2016 Ambassador Simon Smits presented the priorities of the Netherlands EU presidency to the European Union Committee to the House of Lords on 2 February.
22 January 2016 More than 300 foreign companies like Tesla and easyJet jointly invested € 1.87 billion in the Netherlands last year. Together these companies created an additional 9,300 jobs. The Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) and its regional partners assisted in the attraction of these investment projects. In the past year they joined forces under the Invest in Holland label. As an operational unit of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, the NFIA is responsible for the realization of 7,779 jobs.