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1 HRH Prince Constantijn will visit Helsinki

We are happy to share the news that HRH Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands will be one of the key note speakers at Slush on Thursday 1 December 2016. In his role as StartupDelta Envoy he will talk about what governments can do to help startups grow.

2 Future of NL-FIN Applied Gaming & Tech

During Slush, Europe’s leading tech start-up event, the Netherlands Embassy invites start-ups, companies and organizations active in applied (or serious) gaming, health tech and/or education tech for a change of Slush scenery: join our networking event on Wednesday 30 November from 6 to 8 p.m. at the historic Dutch Residence in Kaivopuisto, Helsinki.

3 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.

4 Holland pavilion at the Waste, Water, Environment expo in Helsinki

Professionals of waste management, water supply and environmental engineering will get together. Come and meet us at the Waste, Water, Environment expo in Helsinki, which will take place from 12-14 October 2016 at the Messukeskus Helsinki, Expo & Convention Centre.

5 Succesful Dutch participation to Upgraded Life Festival

The Netherlands Embassy brought Dutch companies to the Upgraded Life Festival, the largest health startup and innovation event in the Nordics, which took place on 31 May 2016 in Helsinki.

6 Regional innovation ecosystems main focus at WIRE 2016

The Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) 2016 will open on 8 June in Eindhoven. This year the conference, organised annually by the European Commission, will focus on setting up regional ecosystems to promote open innovation and close cooperation.

7 Advisory referendum – reaction Dutch government

On 6 april 2016 an advisory referendum was held in the Netherlands on the EU-association agreement with Ukraine. The preliminary outcome shows that the required threshold for a valid outcome of a turn-out of 30% or more was reached, with a clear victory for the people who voted against.

8 How will Europeans watch and share films and series in the future?

Over 300 policymakers, film producers, media companies and film distributors from all over Europe are meeting up in Amsterdam on 3 and 4 March to discuss the future of media use in Europe. The conference is being held by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science under the auspices of the Dutch Presidency of the EU.

9 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.

10 European Commission visited Amsterdam

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