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vrijdag 12 oktober 2018

Embassy Zagreb Closed

Embassy Zagreb Closed
On Thursday, 11 October, the Embassy will be closed
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Embassy in Skopje Closed on 11 October
The Embassy in Skopje will be closed on Thursday, 11 October 2018. To see the full list of holidays please visit: https://www.netherlandsandyou.nl/your-country-and-the-netherlands/macedonia/about-us/closing-days
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Statement by the Spokesperson of the European Union on the refusal to renew a visa for a foreign journalist in Hong Kong
The decision by the Hong Kong authorities to refuse to renew the working visa of the Financial Times' Asia news editor, Victor Mallet, sets a worrying precedent. In the absence of a credible alternative explanation from the authorities, the decision appears politically motivated and therefore raises serious concerns about freedom of the press and freedom of expression in Hong Kong. It risks damaging Hong Kong's international standing and trust in the "one country, two systems" principle. ...
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Socially responsible graffiti in Sofia
For many graffiti is a controversial art movement. Also in Sofia, Bulgaria, some residents are not happy to see their walls or public transport being 'tagged'. The 'Sofia Graffiti Battle' festival tries to improve the appreciation of street art among the broader public by connecting with the community. The Dutch embassy in Sofia supported the event, which took place in September. 'Art is from everyone, for everyone'.
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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to visit the Netherlands
The Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China Li Keqiang will, together with his wife Mrs. Cheng Hong and a delegation of Ministers, visit the Netherlands from October 14 to 16. During his visit the Premier and his wife will be received by His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima. In addition, Premier Li Keqiang will meet with Prime Minister Rutte and several Dutch Ministers and attend a Business Forum.
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