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On this page you can find all news items that appeared earlier this year on our homepage. For more news and all our events follow our social media accounts!

 

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On our Facebook page we post information about Dutch events, concerts, and happenings taking place in the United Kingdom or related to both the UK and the Netherlands.

 

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Follow us on Twitter ( @NLinUK) to keep up to date with the latest Embassy news. For business news, follow the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) if you represent a British company thinking of expanding to the Netherlands, or Holland-UK Trade if you are a Dutch company looking to set up in the UK. You can also follow individual members of Embassy staff, who tweet in a personal capacity (see " Who we are").

 

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1 Former Dutch sailor sworn in as new Honorary Consul for the Netherlands in Birmingham

Dutchman Bert Thijssen, who lives in Worcester, was yesterday sworn in by Dutch Ambassador to the UK Simon Smits as the new Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of the Netherlands for Birmingham and the West Midlands.

2 Passport renewal pilot in Edinburgh

As of 5 September 2016, Dutch nationals in the UK will have the choice of applying to renew their travel document (passport and identity card) either at the Embassy in London or at VFS Global in Edinburgh (NB Not at the Consulate).

3 UK-Dutch initiative awards Hoxton schoolkids greenhouse to grow own fruit and veg

Children at Hoxton Garden Primary School in London were today awarded a brand-new greenhouse in a British-Dutch joint initiative to encourage children in the UK to eat more healthily.

4 The UK’s referendum on membership of the EU: implications for Dutch businesses

On 23 June 2016, a majority of British people voted in a referendum for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.

6 Joint statement on the EU referendum

President Tusk, President Schulz and Prime Minister Rutte met this morning in Brussels upon the invitation of European Commission President Juncker. They discussed the outcome of the United Kingdom referendum and made the following joint statement:

7 Visit Belfast by Ambassador Smits

As part of the Dutch EU Presidency programme, Ambassador Smits made an official visit to Belfast, Northern Ireland, last week. The Ambassador had the privilege of meeting the First Minister, Arlene Foster, who received him at Stormont Castle which is located on the beautiful Stormont Estate.

8 Visit Dutch Minister for Security and Justice, Ard van der Steur

Our Minister of Security and Justice, Ard van der Steur, came to London on 11-12 May to attend the Anti-Corruption Summit, where he spoke on how to expose corruption.

9 Visit Dutch Finance Minister Dijsselbloem

Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem paid a visit to the UK on 11-12 May.

10 Europe Day

Monday 9 May marked Europe Day, the day on which the 28 member states of the EU recognize and celebrate the peace and unity we know in Europe.