1 President of the Eurogroup, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, gave this year's Europe House Lecture in the Hague
In his speech President and Minister of Finance, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, described the Eurozone as a community with solidarity among its members and an understanding of each other’s responsibilities. The euro crisis has put this community to the test. Doubts were raised about member states’ commitment to the rights and obligations within a monetary union. But the Eurozone took its responsibility - it showed significant efforts to help weak members and strengthened fiscal policy legislations at the same time. The work on the future design of the system is ongoing.
A national fundraising campaign ‘Nationale Actiedag Filipijnen Giro555’ started on Monday 18 November in the Netherlands in order to assist the Philippines.
Please note that due to a technical issue with the computer systems, the consulate in Auckland and the embassy in Wellington will be closed on 28 November 2013. It is possible however to make an appointments for passport and visa applications on any other other day during office hours. Please visit our online appointment system to book a time slot.
The Dutch Dayz are a unique series of events which showcase the modern Netherlands in the field of photography, film, technology, design, infrastructure and more. The Dutch Dayz events have started on the 28th of August.
Katja Gruijters, an award-winning Dutch food designer is aiming to inspire New Zealanders with innovative ways to add value to food industry and exports. She will be in the country this month as a guest of Massey University, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Designers Institute of New Zealand.
In the coming years the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will face far-reaching cuts, with its budget to be reduced by a quarter by 2018. The first steps towards that goal will be taken in the year ahead.
Please note that the Consulate in Christchurch will be closed on 7 October as well as 11 October 2013. We do however offer extended opening hours on 8,9 & 10 October to be able to accommodate you in that week.