Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands met with members of the European Commission at the Koninklijk Paleis in Amsterdam this afternoon. The purpose of today’s meeting was held on the occasion of the beginning of the Dutch European Presidency.
Discussions during the meeting focused on “…jobs and growth, climate change and combating terrorism…” according to RVD.
On Thursday, January 7, 2016, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands arrived at the Hermitage in Amsterdam to witness the signing of a loan between the Europese Investeringsbank (EIB) and Qredits Microfinanciering Nederland (QMN). Her Majesty is a member of the Dutch Committee for Entrepreneurship and Finance.
The €100 million loan to QMN, established by the Ministerie van Economische Zaken and the European Investment Fund for Strategic Investments, would provide more loans to Dutch startup companies and entrepreneurs.
On the morning of Thursday, January 7, 2016, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium hosted a reception at the Palais Royal in Brussels for members of the diplomatic corps accredited in Belgium.