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1 25 March 1957-25 March 2017: 60 years Rome Treaties

This Saturday, it is 60 years ago that the leaders of 6 European countries came together in Rome where they signed the new treaties that established the European Economic Community and Euratom (European Atomic Energy Community). These organisations are forerunners of the current European Union. The picture shows how Dutch newspapers reported on the new treaties the day after the ceremony.

2 Velo-city 2017: 13-16 June

This conference with a world class content program and renowned speakers from all over the globe will be held in the Arnhem-Nijmegen region in the Netherlands. There will be two venues, an exhibition, a state-of-the-art social program, 12 exciting excursions in the wonderful Arnhem - Nijmegen region and a great afternoon and evening in Amsterdam. Furthermore, there is a special pre and post program available! The participants come from over 80 countries.

3 Campaign 'She Decides'

Last month, Minister Liliane Ploumen (foreign trade and development cooperation) started ‘She Decides’, an initiative to raise funds for family planning programmes. She did this after the American President Donald Trump ended the financing of such programmes. From all over de world, thousands of positive reactions followed.

4 Entrepreneurship in Slovenia: the Netherlands as example?

In Slovenia, entrepreneurship – or the lack of it – is a hot issue. Therefore, the Netherlands Embassy in Ljubljana organised a round table conversation about 'Dutch Perspectives on Entrepreneurship and Business Culture' on 15 February. The organisation was in cooperation with the Slovene Dutch Business Platform. A panel of Slovenes and expats discussed what Slovenia and the Netherlands can learn from each other, in front of a public of over 80 people.

5 Dutch speed skating team very successful in South Korea

Both the men and women of the Dutch team delivered a great performance at the world speed skating championships. During the four days of races, they won eight gold medals, three silver medals and four bronze medals.

6 Koenders launches International Cyber Strategy

Today, foreign minister Bert Koenders outlined his conviction that the Netherlands needs to be resilient in the digital age. In a letter to parliament, he submitted his plans for an International Cyber Strategy.

7 Prime Minister Rutte receives Smart City Strategy

Dutch cities, companies and scientists have cooperated to come to a National Smart City Strategy. Prime Minister Mark Rutte had asked for this.

8 Global centre of excellence on climate change will be located in the Netherlands

The Netherlands, Japan and UN Environment will lead the establishment of a Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation in The Netherlands. Today, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment signed a Statement of Intent together with global partners of the new project. The Centre will address the growing need for support among countries, institutions and businesses for dealing with climate change adaptation issues, such as natural disasters and economic disruptions.

9 Embassy closed

The embassy will be closed on 8 February.

10 Over 11,000 extra jobs in the Netherlands due to foreign investors

In 2016, 350 foreign investors provided for 11,398 extra jobs in the Netherlands.