Since the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU on 23 June 2016, the Embassy has received many enquiries from Dutch citizens and businesses in the UK about the potential consequences of Brexit. You can find answers to the most frequently asked questions here.
In honour of the upcoming elections in the Netherlands on 15 March 2017, the Embassy hosted an electoral debate at the Ambassador’s Residence in London on 16 January 2017 with members of the Dutch House of Representatives . The event was fully-booked, with over 100 Dutch citizens in attendance.
The Dutch agri & food sector has further strengthened its leading position in the world market. In 2016, Agri & Food exports totalled almost 94 billion euros, compared to 90 billion in 2015. Agricultural products accounted for 85 billion euros and agricultural materials, knowledge and technology accounted for 9 billion: a new record. This means the agri & food sector now comprises 22% of total exports. This is shown by provisional figures from Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and Wageningen Economic Research. Minister for Agriculture Martijn van Dam announced these figures during the opening of International Green Week in Berlin, the largest international agricultural trade exhibition in the world.