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Hot spots take central stage during EU meeting of defence ministers in Riga

Yesterday and today, the defence ministers of 28 EU member states held meetings in Riga, Latvia. Among the topics they...

News item | 19-02-2015 | 14:51

More robust role for EU countries in UN missions

Representatives of over 40 European countries gathered in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam during the previous two days to...

News item | 18-02-2015 | 08:23

Swedish command of counterpiracy mission from HNLMS Johan de Witt

Since today, Admiral Jonas Haggren of the Royal Swedish Navy is Commander of the EU counterpiracy operation Atalanta. During a...

News item | 13-02-2015 | 15:39

Remains of MH17 victims returned to the Netherlands

Yesterday afternoon, a Hercules transport aircraft carrying a coffin with human remains from the MH17 crash site landed at...

News item | 07-02-2015 | 17:15

Military trainers get started in Iraq

Dutch trainers will soon begin training Iraqi military personnel and Kurdish peshmerga fighters. Training is needed to teach...

News item | 05-02-2015 | 17:45

Spearhead force: the swift NATO response to threats

Germany, the Netherlands and Norway stand ready to carry out NATO's Readiness Action Plan (RAP). Since 1 January, these 3...

News item | 05-02-2015 | 16:29

Patriot mission comes to an end after 17,000 hours of readiness

After exactly 2 years, the Dutch Patriot mission in Turkey has come to an end. This afternoon, the Dutch mission's tasks were ...

News item | 04-02-2015 | 14:58

Austrian Defence leaders visit the Netherlands

Yesterday and today, a high-level Austrian Defence delegation paid a 2-day visit to the Netherlands. Today, Austria's ...

News item | 30-01-2015 | 17:00

The Netherlands extends participation in UN mission in South Sudan

The Netherlands has extended its participation in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) by one year. This Dutch ...

News item | 30-01-2015 | 16:01

Military contribution to Sinai mission has come to an end

The Dutch contribution to the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) mission in Egypt has come to an end.

News item | 23-01-2015 | 15:10

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