On 23 June 2016, a majority of British people voted in a referendum for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.
For Dutch nationals in the UK, there will be no major changes to their situation in the near future. The UK is still a member of the EU and will remain so for at least two years after the British government has officially notified the EU it is leaving, or until the UK and the EU have reached an agreement on the terms of a British exit.
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:
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.