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1 Important changes to Visa applications

As of 1 March 2015, the way in which Visa Applications can be submitted in the UK will change. From the 1st of March 2015, all visa applicants will only be able to submit their visa applications upon appointment at the VFS offices in London, Manchester and Edinburgh. As of this date, it will no longer be possible to apply for a visa at the Netherlands Embassy in London or the consulates in Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Harwich, Hamilton Bermuda, Hull, Liverpool, Manchester, Southampton and Dover.

2 New website HollandUKTrade! is the new trade website of the Dutch Embassy in London and the NBSO in Manchester. The website provides information for Dutch entrepreneurs who want to invest in the UK. The new website is more user-friendly, provides industry specific information and listings of events and exhibitions that are of interest to entrepreneurs. HollandUKTrade contains useful information about entering the UK market and is the first port of call for Dutch companies wishing to establish their business in the UK.

3 Apeldoorn Conference 2014

The thirteenth annual Apeldoorn: British-Dutch Dialogue Conference will be held in Liverpool from Sunday 16 to Tuesday 18 November 2014.

4 Seminar on Food innovation in the Netherlands during Food Matters Live

The seminar on Wednesday 19 November is part of the Food Matters Live 2014 programme of the Dutch government and several food innovation institutes from the Netherlands.

5 Dutch Navy picks up UK aid supplies in Southampton and heads to West Africa

At approximately 1400 hrs GMT today, the Dutch naval ship Karel Doorman will arrive at the port of Southampton, loaded with more than 100 vehicles and 70 containers of aid supplies. It will pick up a further 55 vehicles from DfID and 40 pallets of material for RFA Argus, including 7 pallets of AM2 matting for the construction of a helicopter landing site ashore.

6 National Commemoration of MH17

The national commemoration of the flight MH17 disaster will take place on Monday 10 November in Amsterdam. The commemoration is accessible by invitation only. The persons invited are the surviving relatives of the victims and persons involved in the air crash.

7 Netherlands elected to UN Human Rights Council

The Kingdom of the Netherlands was today elected to the Human Rights Council for the 2015-2017 period by the UN General Assembly. Foreign minister Bert Koenders welcomes the Netherlands’ membership of the council. ‘What happened today underlines the importance the Netherlands places on human rights worldwide,’ said the minister.

8 Memorial in Holyhead

A statue has been unveiled in Holyhead to commemorate the links between Anglesey and the Netherlands during World War Two.

9 Remembrance Ceremony Brothers in Arms Veterans

The Remembrance Ceremony of the Bond van Wapenbroeders (Brothers in Arms Veterans of the Netherlands) will be held at the Netherlands Field of Honour on Friday 7 November 2014.

10 Bert Koenders appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs

King Willem-Alexander has appointed Bert Koenders as Minister of Foreign Affairs. Mr Koenders was sworn in by the King at Noordeinde Palace on Friday 17 October 2014.