February 23, 2019

Visit Rwanda exhibits for the 10th time at Vakantiebeurs in the Netherlands

On the picture Mr. Jozef Verbruggen, director Untamed Travelling, Ms. Nathalie van Polanen, Petel-Ottens, Travel Counsellors – Dutch travel agent, Mrs. Claudine Rubagumya, strategic market specialist Rwanda Development Board and H.E. Jean Pierre Karabaranga, Ambassador for the Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda in the Netherlands.   For the 10th time Visit Rwanda is showcasing its divers tourist attractions at the Vakantiebeurs tourism exhibition, taking place this week until Sunday 13th of January in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The exhibition kicked of with an industry day for the Dutch travel professionals and travel media. Rwanda is among the 160 countries that…

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Germany Donates €1M to Enhance OPCW Assistance and Protection Capabilities

On the picture the Permanent Representative of Germany to the OPCW, H.E. Ambassador Christine Weil, and the Director-General of the OPCW, H.E. Mr Fernando Arias. The  Hague, Netherlands — 7 January 2019 — The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has received a voluntary contribution of €1 Million from the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany towards the Trust Fund for the Implementation of Article X of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). The Fund supports the Organisation’s activities in relation to assistance and protection against chemical weapons, while the German contribution aims to enhance the OPCW’s response…

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Hungary announced as focus country Go Short 2019

Congratulations to H.E. Andras Kocsis, Ambassador of Hungary to the Netherlands, Go Short 2019 will focus on Hungarian short films. Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen has been the international stage for short film and young talent in the Netherlands for over ten years. The 11th edition of the Oscar and BAFTA-qualifying film festival will take place from 3 to 7 April 2019, and presents the best recent European short films. This year special focus will be given to the Hungarian short film. Hungary has a rich film history and is known today as an innovative and acclaimed…

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“Images of Memories”

On the picture the Ambassador of Albania, H.E. Ms. Adia Sakiqi during the opening,  On Wednesday 7th November 2018, the Albanian Embassy in the Netherlands opened the exhibition “Images of Memories” by the well-known Albanian artist Orion Shima. The exhibition was held in the premises of the Albanian Embassy Art Gallery. The artist was present at the opening reception from 17:00 to 19:00. This particular exhibition, “Images of Memories”, is a cycle of paintings, an epitome of the artist’s individual memories, an attempt to trick his way into the collective memory. His experimentation is very personal: an archaeology of memories…

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Poland to Contribute €100,000 to OPCW Centre for Chemistry and Technology

Permanent Representative of Poland to the OPCW, H.E. Mr Marcin Czepelak, and OPCW Director-General, H.E. Mr Fernando Arias. The Hague, Netherlands —14 November 2018 — The Government of Poland will contribute €100,000 to a special Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Trust Fund to support the upgrade the current OPCW Laboratory and Equipment Store through the construction of a new Centre for Chemistry and Technology. The donation was formalised with a transfer of a letter by the Permanent Representative of Poland to the OPCW, H.E. Mr Marcin Czepelak, to OPCW Director-General, H.E. Mr Fernando Arias, on 14 November…

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The Eastern Partnership of the EU: Interim Results, Status Quo and Future Trends

By Tereza Neuwirthova. On December 13, 2018, the Austrian Residence in The Netherlands hosted a panel discussion titled “The Eastern Partnership of the EU: Interim Results, Status Quo and Future Trends”. The main aspects dealt with during the panel discussion were the “20 Deliverables for 2020”, with a focus on the implementation of the EU Eastern Partnership work plan and strategic communication about its tangible results for citizens. What to expect in the future and the challenges the Eastern Partnership faces were addressed in the discussion as well. The discussion was introduced by H.E. Ms. Heidemaria Gürer, Austrian Ambassador to…

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OPCW Director-General, EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

H.E. Mr Fernando Arias, Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) (left) with H.E. Mr Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs, and Minister of Defence of Belgium (right). OPCW Director-General Meets with Belgian Deputy Prime Minister The Hague, Netherlands —19 December 2018— The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), H.E. Mr. Fernando Arias, met with the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs, and Minister of Defence of Belgium, H.E. Mr. Didier Reynders, and delivered a keynote address at the Seventh European Union…

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US Commerce Department hails at success of EU-US Privacy Shield

On the picture Věra Jourová, European Commissioner for Justice. By Guido Lanfranchi. In the wake of the European Commission’s report on the EU-US Privacy Shield program, the US Department of Commerce welcomed the program’s progress and success and pledged to further cooperate with its European counterparts to support transatlantic trade. On December 19th, the European Commission released its evaluation report of the EU-US Privacy Shield, contributing to the program’s second annual review. Privacy Shield is a framework regulating the compliance with data protection requirements when transferring personal data from Europe to the United States, in support of transatlantic commerce. Since its creation in…

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Denmark contributes to OPCW

H.E. Mr Jens-Otto Horslund, Ambassador of Denmark and H.E. Mr. Fernando Arias, OPCW Director-General. Denmark Contributes DKK 600,000 to OPCW Team to Identify Perpetrators of Chemical Weapons Use The Hague, Netherlands — 19 December 2018 — The Government of the Kingdom of Denmark is contributing DKK 600,000 towards the formation and operation of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ (OPCW) team to identify the perpetrators of the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic pursuant to a decision of the Fourth Special Session of the Conference of States Parties. The contribution was formalised with an agreement signed…

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Salvadorian Contemporary Art: From Abstract to Sacred

The Ambassador of El Salvador H.E. Mr.  Agustín Vásquez Gómez  and  artist Rodolfo Oviedo Vega.   By Roy Lie Atjam. The Latin-America Table, Society De Witte, organized a presentation featuring the Salvadorian artist Mr. Rodolfo Oviedo Vega. The Ambassador of El Salvador H.E. Mr. Agustín Vásquez Gómez honoured the event with his presence and subsequent introduction of Oviedo Vega. Mr. Rodolfo Oviedo Vega’s presentation dealt with Salvadorian contemporary art. Fine art came to the shores of El Salvador after its independence in 1821. A century later (1917) abstract works became famous. Mr. Rodolfo Oviedo Vega studied in El Salvador, he also…

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