News & Events
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“I swear that I will respect the constitutional order of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, its freedoms and rights, and I swear that I will faithfully fulfil my duties as a Dutch citizen.”
The Remembrance Ceremony of the ‘Bond van Wapenbroeders’ (Brothers in Arms of Dutch Veterans ) will be held at the Netherlands’ Field of Honour at Mill Hill Cemetery in North London, NW7 2RR on Friday 11 November 2016 at 3pm.
This morning the families of the victims of the MH17 disaster were briefed by the Joint Investigation Team on the initial findings of the criminal investigation into the downing of flight MH17. These findings concern the weapon used to down flight MH17, the location from which it was fired and the Buk missile system’s route of transport.
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.
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.
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.