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21 Embassy closed!

The Embassy and the consular department will be closed on the 25th and 26th of December 2015 and on the 1st and 2nd of January 2016.

22 Embassy closed!

The Embassy and the Consular department will be closed on November 30th (Saint Andrew) and December 1st (National Day of Romania).

23 Burn victims to be treated in the Netherlands

Nine victims of the fire in club Colectiv will be treated in Dutch burn centers. After intense mediation by the Dutch Embassy in Bucharest with all institutions and authorities involved, all arrangements have been made in order to transfer them. The victims are expected to travel to the Netherlands on the shortest notice possible.

24 INDAGRA 2015

This year, the Dutch participation at the Indagra international fair of Bucharest – the most important agri-food fair of Romania – is stronger than ever.

25 New photo-shops for visa and passport applications

Applicants for visa and travel documents are required to submit a recent colour photo that shows a true likeness of themselves. The following photo-shops are recommended: OricePersonalizat.ro: Blvd Ion Mihalache nr.42-52, sector 1, Bucharest; tel: 0766 087 705; opening hours: Monday to Friday 08:30 - 20:00, Saturday 09:30 – 20:00; Foto Laborator: Calea Dorobanti nr.74 (on the corner with Blvd. Stefan Cel Mare; yellow-blue logo); tel: 0725 539 764; 021 212 48 96; opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 - 18:30.

26 Ploumen calls for equitable economic growth

The world has seen a considerable reduction in extreme poverty since the turn of the century. Yet the gap between rich and poor has widened. Greater inequality prevents people from building a decent life, stunts economic growth and leads to conflict – on top of the violence that has already forced more than 60 million people worldwide to abandon their homes. In her policy agenda for 2016, foreign trade and development minister Lilianne Ploumen shows an even greater commitment to curbing the downward spiral.

27 Koenders: Today’s crises require flexible diplomacy

According to Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders, ‘There are no quick fixes for today’s challenges: we will have to work long and hard, at international level, to find permanent solutions to the sources of conflict around us.’ The Minister made these remarks in his 2016 policy agenda, adding, ‘This will require dynamic and flexible diplomacy, choices and innovative use of resources, as well as collaboration in old and new coalitions. International diplomacy is working at full capacity, which puts a lot of strain on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, but it is vital for our security and prosperity.’

28 Budget Day (Prince's Day)

On the third Tuesday in September (Prince's Day), the Minister of Finance presents the National Budget and the Budget Memorandum to the House of Representatives.

29 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.

30 Working in the Netherlands: Munca si viata in Olanda

Since October 2014, the embassy has started with its work to increase access to information about working and living in the Netherlands (see also earlier posts). With this project, we aim to contribute to the prevention of problems like underpayment or labour exploitation. As part of these activities, we made this informative video: “Informeaza-te complet, angajeaza-te corect!”