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.
As is customary when there is a vacancy in the cabinet, Prime Minister Mark Rutte will meet with the candidate for the post, in this case the prospective Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bert Koenders. The meeting will be on Friday 17 October.
Despite sustained signs of recovery, the impact of the crisis will continue to be felt in 2015.
On Budget Day (Prince's Day), on the third Tuesday in September, the government announces its plans for the coming year. The King travels in the Golden Coach to the Hall of Knights in The Hague where he reads the Speech from the Throne. Later that day, the Minister of Finance presents the National Budget and the Budget Memorandum to the House of Representatives in the ceremonial briefcase.
On 24-25 September 2014, our Dutch Honorary Consul in Gothenburg invites you to two economic days at Handelshögskolan. The seminars will focus on the development of trade between Sweden and the Netherlands in a global perspective. During presentations and panel debates, the required competences and industry needs will be discussed with respect to education, research and innovation.
You can sign the condolence book for flyght MH17 here. condolences.eu
Only one thing is absolutely clear at this moment: The MH17-flight for Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has come down in Eastern Ukraine yesterday afternoon. All its 283 passengers and 15 crewmembers perished in the disaster. The majority of the victims are Dutch citizens.
The embassy will be closed on Friday 20 June due to the celebration of Midsummer.
On the 13th of May 2014 we arranged a cycling seminar in Göteborg, in cooperation with Göteborg Stad, Göteborgsregionens kommunalförbund, Västra Götalandsregionen, Trafikverket and The Dutch Cycling Embassy.
The embassy is closed on the National Day of Sweden, Friday the 6th of June.