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  Foreign relations of the Netherlands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Netherlands prioritizes enhancing European integration, maintaining relations with neighboring states, ensuring European security and stability (mainly through the mechanism of NATO and emphasizing the important role the United States plays in the security of Europe), and participating in conflict management and peacekeeping missions.
The Netherlands' postwar customs union with Belgium and Luxembourg (the Benelux group) paved the way for the formation of the European Community (precursor to the EU), of which the Netherlands was a founding member.
The Netherlands is a signatory to international counter-narcotics agreements, a member of the, the, and is a leading contributor to international counter-narcotics projects.
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 Netherlands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Netherlands (Dutch: Nederland; IPA pronunciation: /"ne:dərlant/) is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands that is formed by the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.(Dutch: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden).
The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated and geographically low-lying countries in the world (its name literally means "low country") and is famous for its dikes, windmills, wooden shoes, tulips, bicycles and social tolerance.
Political scientists consider The Netherlands a classic example of a consociational state, at least in part caused by the necessity in the Netherlands since the middle ages for different cities to cooperate in order to fight the water (different cities were at the time like different countries by today's standards, and often at war).
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 Foreign relations of the Netherlands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Netherlands is an active and responsible participant in the United Nations system as well as other multilateral organizations such as the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Trade Organization (WTO), and International Monetary Fund.
A centuries-old tradition of legal scholarship has made the Netherlands the home of the International Court of Justice; the Iran Claims Tribunal; the Yugoslavia and Rwanda War Crime Tribunals; the European police organization, Europol; and the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons.
The Netherlands is a signatory to international counter-narcotics agreements, a member of the UN International Drug Control Program, the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs, and is a leading contributor to international counter-narcotics projects.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Foreign_relations_of_the_Netherlands   (883 words)

  
 Netherlands Antilles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Netherlands Antilles (Dutch: Nederlandse Antillen), previously known as the Netherlands West Indies, are part of the Lesser Antilles and consist of two groups of islands in the Caribbean Sea that form an autonomous part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (none of the other Antilles use this term in their name).
The island of Aruba was part of the Netherlands Antilles until 1986, when it was granted a "status aparte", and became a separate part of the kingdom.
Head of state is the ruling monarch of the Netherlands, who is represented in the Netherlands Antilles by a governor.
www.hackettstown.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Netherlands_Antilles   (994 words)

  
 Netherlands -- The 2002 Index of Economic Freedom, The Heritage Foundation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Netherlands became a driving force in global trade and banking during the 17th and 18th centuries and, despite developing a large, European-style safety net over the years, maintains its traditional openness to the rest of the world.
There are few restrictions on foreign direct investment, and the Netherlands is one of the most open to FDI of all the world's countries.
From 1992 to 2001, the Netherlands' weighted average annual rate of inflation was 3.74 percent, up from the 2.38 percent from 1991 to 2000 reported in the 2002 Index.
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 Foreign relations of the Netherlands Antilles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Netherlands Antilles is an autonomous entity within the Kingdom of the Netherlands and consists of the following five islands: Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Saint Eustatius and Saint Martin.
The Charter of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (in Dutch: Statuut) defines the association between the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.
The overseas territories are autonomous, although there are a limited number of affairs which are handled by the Kingdom as a whole.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Foreign_relations_of_the_Netherlands_Antilles   (118 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Netherlands Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated and geographically low-lying countries in the world (its name literally means the Low Countries) and is famous for its dikess, windmills, wooden shoes, tulips and perceived social tolerance.
The Netherlands has been a constitutional monarchy since 1815, after it had been a republic from 1581 to 1806 (it was occupied by France between 1806 and 1815).
The Netherlands Antilles ("Nederlandse Antillen", consisting of Saba, Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius, Bonaire and Curaçao, capital: Willemstad on Curaçao) and Aruba (Capital: Oranjestad), all in the Caribbean Sea, are self-governing parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
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Because so much of the Netherlands consists of reclaimed land, the Dutch have a fragile landscape and must be concerned about environmental degradation, especially given their density of population and intense agriculture.
Political responsibility for the defense of the Netherlands lies with the minister of defense and the state secretary for defense.
Principal Government Officials Head of State--Queen Beatrix Prime Minister--Willem Kok Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs--Hans van Mierlo Ambassador to the U.S.--Adriaan Jacobovits de Szeged Ambassador to the UN--Niek H. Biegman The Netherlands' embassy in the U.S. is at 4200 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20016; tel: 202-244-5300; fax: 202-362-3430.
www.umsl.edu /services/govdocs/backgroundnotes/netherlands.txt   (4300 words)

  
 Netherlands (05/05)
The Netherlands is a party to all 12 UN counterterrorism conventions.
The Netherlands' embassy in the U.S. is at 4200 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008; tel: 202-244-5300; fax: 202-362-3430.
The Netherlands is the fourth-largest direct foreign investor in the United States, and the United States is the largest direct foreign investor in the Netherlands.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3204.htm   (5656 words)

  
 The Netherlands - Country information - Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
The Netherlands is an influential member of the EU and shares Australia’s conviction on the need to liberalise international trade, including on agriculture.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands is a constitutional and hereditary monarchy with a bicameral parliament (Staten-Generaal).
The Netherlands considers its net budgetary contribution to the EU to be excessive, however, and is concerned about increased spending pressure for agricultural subsidies and structural funds, in the context of EU enlargement.
www.dfat.gov.au /geo/netherlands/netherlands_country_brief.html   (2686 words)

  
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The Netherlands Antilles was also represented by Yadira Bakhuis, Director of the Directorate for Youth and Children's Development; Joan Brewster, Acting Director of the Directorate of Justice; Rachel Eersel, Head of the Division for Youth Health Care on the island of Sint Maarten; and Jamila Romero, Policy Advisor, Department for Development Cooperation.
LOUISE DE BODE-OLTON, Deputy Director of the Directorate of Foreign Relations of the Netherlands Antilles, recalled that the Convention came into force on 16 January 1998, and it was welcomed as an important instrument and solid basis for formulating Antillean policies.
She said that the Kingdom of the Netherlands was a State party to the Convention and it had responsibilities in the implementation of the provisions of the treaty in all territories under its jurisdiction.
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 From Revolution to Reconstruction: Essays: The United States of America and the Netherlands: The Dutch and the American ...
But by then relations between Holland and England had deteriorated still further on the issue of the Dutch trade with the rebels.
This hope was not to materialize and England continued to monopolize the trade of the former colonies after their independence was won.
In the latter years of the eighteenth century The Netherlands was still the money market of Europe, and the fact that Amsterdam granted the first loan to the rebels was of great help to their prestige and cause.
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 Bhutan's Foreign Policy and Relations: Bhutannewsonline.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Secondly, Bhutan’s treaty relations with India, heavy dependence on India economic aid and its land-locked status hindered the growth of independent diplomacy.
It established formal diplomatic relations with Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, EEC, Norway and Netherlands in 1985; Kuwait, Japan and Finland in 1986; South Korea in 1987, Austria in 1989, Thailand in 1991 Bahrain in 1992.
It established non-resident diplomatic relations with Maldives in 1984, Sri Lanka, 1987 and Pakistan in 1990.
www.bhutannewsonline.com /foreign-relations.html   (985 words)

  
 Netherlands Bilateral relations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Germany is a major political and economic partner of the Netherlands, which relies on its advice and expertise and accords it a key role in shaping relations with Eastern Europe, safeguarding European interests within the Alliance and advancing the cause of European unity.
The Goethe Institutes in Amsterdam and Rotterdam are the main ambassadors of German culture in the Netherlands.
Relations on the educational, academic and scientific front are close.
www.auswaertiges-amt.de /www/en/laenderinfos/laender/laender_ausgabe_html?type_id=14&land_id=123   (671 words)

  
 The world's top netherlands websites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated and geographically low-lying countries in the world and is famous for its dikess, windmills, wooden shoes, tulips and perceived social tolerance.
The Netherlands was among the founding members of the European Union when it was formed in 1992.
A number of islands in the Caribbean Sea are dependencies of the Netherlands: the Netherlands Antilles (Nederlandse Antillen), a group of five islands, and Aruba, formerly part of the Antilles.
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 Netherlands, The --  Encyclopædia Britannica
A constitutional monarchy of northwestern Europe, The Netherlands, a Benelux country, is on the North Sea.
Although it is one of the smallest countries in Europe, the kingdom of The Netherlands played an important role in the history of the continent.
Includes documents on foreign policies and treaties, fact sheet on the activities of embassies worldwide, details on development programs, and an overview of history, economy, agriculture, transportation, and political structure of Netherlands.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9108757?tocId=9108757   (864 words)

  
 Netherlands braces for 'jihad' - The Washington Times: World - November 06, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
THE HAGUE — The Dutch government yesterday vowed tough measures against what a leading politician called "the arrival of jihad in the Netherlands" after a death threat to a Dutch lawmaker was found spiked with a knife to the body of a slain filmmaker by his radical Muslim attacker.
The slaying is testing already strained relations between the ethnic Dutch population and the Muslim community.
There are about 300,000 Moroccan immigrants in the Netherlands out of a population of 16 million.
www.washtimes.com /world/20041105-111203-2758r.htm   (825 words)

  
 GeographyIQ - World Atlas - Europe - Netherlands - Foreign Relations
Since its implementation in 1996, the Netherlands has prioritized enhancing European integration, ensuring European security and stability (mainly through the mechanism of NATO and by emphasizing the important role the United States plays in the security of Europe), and participating in conflict management and peacekeeping missions.
The Netherlands is an active and responsible participant in the United Nations as well as other multilateral organizations such as the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the OECD, the WTO, and the International Monetary Fund.
The Netherlands is among the world's leading aid donors, giving about 0.8% of its gross national product (about $4 billion in 2003) annually in development assistance, a ratio maintained as a firm policy target.
www.geographyiq.com /countries/nl/Netherlands_relations_summary.htm   (1087 words)

  
 Netherlands
The western portion was inhabited by the Batavians and became part of a Roman province; the eastern portion was inhabited by the Frisians.
The Netherlands spends about $200 million on health care for people with various types of addictions; about 40% of this funding goes to drug addicts.
The Netherlands' embassy in the U.S. is at 4200 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20016; tel: 202-244-5300; fax: 202-362-3430.
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 FOREIGN RELATIONS OF THE NETHERLANDS FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The foreign policy review also resulted in the reorganization of the Ministry_of_Foreign_Affairs.
The Netherlands is an active and responsible participant in the United_Nations system as well as other multilateral organizations such as the Organization_for_Security_and_Cooperation_in_Europe, Organisation_for_Economic_Co-operation_and_Development (OECD), World_Trade_Organization (WTO), and International_Monetary_Fund.
The Netherlands is a signatory to international counter-narcotics agreements, a member of the UN_International_Drug_Control_Program, the UN_Commission_on_Narcotic_Drugs, and is a leading contributor to international counter-narcotics projects.
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 Articles - Foreign relations of Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Because of its important contributions to the British war effort 1914-18, prime minister Sir Robert Borden insisted that Canada be treated as separate signatory to the Treaty of Versailles and it subsequently joined the League of Nations.
Canada's international relations are the responsibility of Foreign Affairs Canada (FAC), which is run by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, a position currently held by Pierre Pettigrew.
Foreign aid is delivered through the Canadian International Development Agency.
www.bowling-balls.net /articles/Foreign_relations_of_Canada   (1282 words)

  
 Netherlands
The Netherlands is a prosperous and open economy depending heavily on foreign trade.
The economy is noted for stable industrial relations, moderate inflation, a sizable current account surplus, and an important role as a European transportation hub.
The Netherlands, along with 11 of its EU partners, began circulating the euro currency on 1 January 2002.
www.peoplegoingglobal.com /Europe/Netherlands.htm   (417 words)

  
 ISEP Institutions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
During the first semester, at Leiden, students study the history and culture of Europe in general and the Netherlands in particular, explore contemporary Dutch and European society and attend an introductory session on South Africa.
Locale: Nijmegen (pronounced nigh-megan) is the oldest town in the Netherlands, located in the center of the country and surrounded by beautiful lowlands and hills.
Language notes: Utrecht welcomes foreign students lacking Dutch proficiency if they are self-motivated and academically prepared to participate in the courses taught in English.
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 Foreign Policy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs coordinates the Dutch government’s foreign policy.
Foreign policy is divided into a number of main goals.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs is Bernard Bot.
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 Netherlands Antilles (10/04)
Constitution: December 1954, Statute of the Realm of the Netherlands, as amended.
The Netherlands Antilles is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which also includes Aruba, which separated from the Antilles January 1, 1986.
The Netherlands Antilles enjoys self-determination on all internal matters and defers to the Netherlands in matters of defense, foreign policy, and some judicial functions.
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 The Netherlands Embassy in Latvia
During last months in the bilateral field we were happy to notice that on an almost daily basis technical and working visits to Latvia took place by all kind of groups: experts on peat bogs and sand dunes, juridical directors of Dutch ministries, EU-experts and many others.
Van der Hoeven, the Netherlands Minister of Education, Culture and Welfare paid a working visit to Latvia in the beginning of July.
Fortunately we were in the position to still profit part of the summer from the exhibition “landscape” with Dutch paintings, organised by our friends of the museum of Foreign Art, which possesses the largest collection of 17th century Dutch paintings and drawings in the Baltics.
www.netherlandsembassy.lv   (655 words)

  
 Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Europe Division - Netherlands Country paper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Netherlands’ main focus in foreign affairs is its relations with Europe, not only in economic affairs and security policy, but also in a wider sense the social integration of Europe.
The Netherlands was among the twelve EU countries to participate in the launch of the Euro in January 1999.
Trade between the Netherlands and New Zealand is moderate, but the Netherlands is the second largest European investor into New Zealand, reflecting its strong agricultural traditions and the presence in the Netherlands of some important multinationals (eg.
www.mfat.govt.nz /foreign/regions/europe/countrypapers/netherlands.html   (1615 words)

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