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"Reform the EU from within, not from the sideline"
On 28 February, Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Frans Timmermans speeched at Policy Network in London and said: ‘European countries need economic growth, more jobs and a strong EU that protects them in times of change. And that means reforming the Union. But change needs to come from within, not from the sideline. We will make it as difficult as possible to let the British leave the room. It’s an illusion to think you can leave the EU yet still be part of an increasingly stronger internal market.' Read more...
Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure
From 26 June to 8 September the National Gallery presents a captivating exhibition exploring the concept of music as one the most popular motifs in Dutch painting, and as a daily pastime of the elite in the northern Netherlands during the 17th century. The exhibition aims to enhance viewers’ appreciation of some of the most beautiful and evocative paintings by Johannes Vermeer and his contemporaries, by juxtaposing them with musical instruments and songbooks of the period. Read more...
As they do each year, Military, men, women and children gathered at Mill Hill cemetery in North West London on Saturday 4 May in order to remember the men and women who gave their lives in WWII and subsequent conflicts.
On Tuesday 30 April, Queen Beatrix of the Kingdom of the Netherlands abdicated and her son, Prince Willem-Alexander, became the new King.
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On Monday, 8 April, 2013, the Hague Conference on Private International Law will celebrate its 120th Anniversary with an event: 'The Hague Conference at 120: Today and the Future', which will take place in the Academy Building on the grounds of the Peace Palace in The Hague.
The Netherlands will be hosting the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) in The Hague on 24 and 25 March 2014. The Nuclear Security Summit 2014 is a world summit, aimed at preventing nuclear terrorism around the globe.
The National Remembrance of all citizens and militaries who died in war, due to acts of terror or during peace missions since the start of World War II will be held on Saturday 4 May 2013 at ‘Mill Hill Cemetery’ Wise Lane, Mill Hill, London NW7 2RR.
‘European countries need economic growth, more jobs and a strong EU that protects them in times of change. And that means reforming the Union. But change needs to come from within, not from the sideline. We will make it as difficult as possible to let the British leave the room. It’s an illusion to think you can leave the EU yet still be part of an increasingly stronger internal market.’
On 30 April, to mark the abdication of HM Queen Beatrix and the accession to the Dutch throne of HRH Prince Willem-Alexander, the Prince of Orange, a number of Dutch clubs and organisations in London have planned a day of activities at the Dutch Centre, Austin Friars.
The Netherlands continues to hold great attraction for foreign companies. In 2012 the NFIA, Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency, supported 170 foreign investment projects with a total value of more than 930 million Euros.
On Tuesday 12 February, the Ambassador of the Netherlands Ms Laetitia van den Assum presented her Credentials to H.M. Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.