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1 Change to the Consular opening hours

As of 1 December 2016 new opening hours of the Consular Department: Wednesday and Friday 10.00 - 12.00 hours

2 Parliamentary election on 15 March 2017 in the Netherlands

On 15 September 2016, registration opened for non-resident Dutch nationals who are eligible to vote in the parliamentary election on 15 March 2017. Registration will remain open until 1 February 2017.

3 Energy Report of The Netherlands – Transition to Sustainable Energy

The new Energy Report of the Netherlands provides a comprehensive long-term strategy to a low-carbon energy supply that is safe, reliable and affordable. By the end of 2016 the Dutch government will present its Energy Agenda, which presents the measures to be taken for the period after 2023, in order to comply with European and international obligations to reduce carbon emission by 80-95% in 2050.

4 Policy on Restitution of items of cultural value and the Second World War

The Dutch Minister Education, Culture and Science intends to change the restitution policy of art works in Dutch possession which were looted during WWII. The Minister’s objective is a “fair and just solution” in accordance with the highly regarded and internationally renowned Washington Principles, which attempts to diminish litigation and promote mediation and negotiation by guidelines and best-practices.

5 Response Dutch PM Rutte on first results criminal investigation MH17

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.

6 The Dutch EU Presidency in 2016: results

The Netherlands’ Presidency of the EU has been marked by our emphasis on innovation, pragmatism and transparency. As Presidency holder the Netherlands has worked hard to bring member states together on such important issues as migration, safety and the internal market, an aim which resulted in concrete decisions. There was, of course, disappointment about the outcome of the referendum in the United Kingdom.

7 Dutch water management in Sava river region

Dutch research institute Deltares and Dutch consultancy firm Royal HaskoningDHV will join an international consortium to establish a Flood Forecasting and Warning System for six countries in the Sava river basin.

8 Loop binnen in het buitenland

On Thursday 23rd of June Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) is organising the meeting ‘Loop binnen in het buitenland’ at New Babylon Meeting Center in The Hague.

9 What is sustainable rural development?

On the occasion of the photo exhibition of the Dutch photographer Réne Pronk "Images of life", a panel will be held called “What is sustainable rural development?" on Friday, June 10th 2016 at 11.00 am at the Ethnographic Museum, Market Mažuranića 14 in Zagreb.

10 Human Rights Tulip 2016 Nomination

The nomination period for the Human Rights Tulip has started and runs till 29 May. The Dutch Human Rights Tulip is an annual award for individuals or organisations that promote human rights worldwide in innovative ways.