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1 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.

2 Travellers can reach foreign ministry 24/7 at +31 247 247 247

Foreign minister Bert Koenders and travel expert Floortje Dessing have launched a new central helpline for travellers. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs can now be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week at +31 247 247 247 for practical travel tips and assistance. Travellers abroad can also contact the Ministry online and via Twitter. It is estimated that about 3,000 people per day will use the new services.

3 IDAHOT Day 17 May 2016

The Netherlands Embassy hosted yesterday evening a cocktail on the occasion of IDAHOT 2016, the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. IDAHOT in many countries also marks the start of the Pride Season.

4 In the Northern (spot)lights

Voor ondernemers die zaken (willen gaan) doen in Denemarken, Finland, Noorwegen, Zweden, Estland, Letland en Litouwen, organiseert de Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RvO.nl) bijeenkomsten op woensdag 25 mei in Eindhoven en op donderdag 26 mei in Rotterdam.

5 Brussels attacks:Netherlands stands side by side with Belgium

Following a number of attacks in Brussels on Tuesday morning, Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders have been in contact with their Belgian colleagues. Both sent their condolences, expressed the Netherlands’ solidarity with Belgium and offered practical support.

6 European Commission to visit Amsterdam

The European Commission is visiting Amsterdam to mark the start of the Dutch Presidency of the EU Council. On 7 January 2016 Prime Minister Mark Rutte will receive the members of the European Commission at the National Maritime Museum.

7 IMPORTANT MESSAGE

The embassy will be closed during the period 24 December 2014 until and including 3 January 2015.

8 ANNOUNCEMENT for concept notes for Dutch Great Lakes Region Food Security program

This announcement serves to inform interested parties that the Dutch government is currently looking for project ideas (in the form of concept notes) to operationalize the Theory of Change (ToC) it elaborated for a Great Lakes Region Food Security program (GLR/FS program) to be implemented in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

9 Kingdom of the Netherlands - United Nations Security Council Candidate

The Kingdom of the Netherlands has a longstanding commitment to the UN. We strongly believe in our partnership for peace, justice and development with the UN and its Member States. We work with our partners towards a better common future. By seeking election to the UN Security Council for the 2017-2018 period, we aim to make an even bigger contribution to building a more secure, just and prosperous world.

10 EU FashionMatch 17-27 January

Enterprise Europe Network(EEN) invites you to the first matchmaking at Modefabriek during the Amsterdam Fashion Week, the leading innovative and distinctive B2B tradeshow for fashion in the Benelux region.