GES 2019: over 5,000 entrepreneur applications received to date

This June’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2019 has so far attracted over 5,000 entrepreneur applications for 1,200 spots available. The selection has begun! GES 2019, June 4-5 in The Hague, will bring together 2,000+ world leaders in innovation, investment, entrepreneurship, and policy making. 1,200 of these participants will be hand-picked ‘next-generation’ entrepreneurs: companies from the US, the Netherlands and across ...
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English version of Ambassador Hoekstra’s opinion piece on Nord Stream 2

December 19- This week De Telegraaf newspaper published an opinion piece by Ambassador Hoekstra about Nord Stream 2 entitled: “Don’t give the Russians power over your gas.” Below is the original English version. Last week the United States Congress passed a bipartisan resolution asking our European allies to take a very important action:  reject the ...
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Kick-off Coffee encourages entrepreneurs to apply for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2019

THE HAGUE, the Netherlands, December 17, 2018 –  Ambassador Hoekstra joined MFA Director General for Foreign Economic Relations Hanneke Schuiling for a kick-off coffee to mark the global launch of the 2019 GES online application portal for entrepreneurs in Amsterdam.  The event was held at Café Dauphine, which is located in the same building as ...
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Walking Dinner for Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Offers Networking Opportunities

November 13 – Ambassador Hoekstra co-hosted the third annual Women’s Entrepreneurship Dinner together with Ms. Carine de Meyere, the Dutch Ambassador for Women’s Entrepreneurship Day.  De Meyer is the Director of Partnerships for TEDxAmsterdamWomen . Around 25 high-level women entrepreneurs and business leaders from a broad range of fields joined the hosts for a presentation by Lotte Leufkens, ...
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Statement on U.S. Appearance Before the International Court of Justice

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO August 27, 2018 Today, oral proceedings before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) began in The Hague on an application for provisional measures in a case brought by Iran against the United States, Alleged Violations of the 1955 Treaty of Amity, ...
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Ambassador Hoekstra visits the Dutch Caribbean; focuses on common links and building future relationships

Ambassador Pete Hoekstra visited the Dutch-Caribbean islands of Curacao, Aruba, and Sint Maarten July 14 to July 19. Through meetings with officials and exploration of local cultural and educational sites, his visit underscored the strength of the shared values between the United States and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. U.S. Consulate General Curaçao helped to ...
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Michigan and the Netherlands sign MOU to promote automotive innovation

Ambassador Pete Hoekstra, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, and the Dutch State Secretary for Economic Affairs and Climate Mona Keijzer spoke before a group of automotive industry experts, Dutch and American business people, and government officials at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Netherlands and the State of Michigan on April 25 ...
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Ambassador Hoekstra addresses APEP group going on study tour to the U.S.

On March 20, 2018, Ambassador Hoekstra met with Dutch financial experts from the mortgage, real-estate, and banking sectors to discuss general trends in the U.S. economy and U.S.- Dutch economic priorities. This Dutch delegation will be traveling to Miami and New York in April for a study program through the Atlantic and Pacific Exchange Program (APEP). This year’s program with the ...
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CDA hosts Women’s Entrepreneurship Dinner in honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week

In honor of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, Charge d’Affaires Shawn Crowley and his wife Sabine Crowley hosted a dinner with women business leaders.  Guests came from a variety of fields and discussed mentoring, leadership, start-up financing, and many other topics.  We were also joined by the Global Ambassador for Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Carine de Meyere, who ...
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Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017

There were thousands of events in 160 countries around the world for Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017, including more than 100 here in the Netherlands. As part of the week-long program to inspire millions into entrepreneurial activity, U.S. Embassy the Hague invited two U.S. speakers to participate in numerous events. Dr. Sharon T. Freeman, president and ...
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Special Grant Competition in honor of CyberSecurity Awareness Month

Call for proposals is now: OPEN Deadline for Applications:  November 10, 2017 (midnight; local time) Period of performance:  2017-2018 Program Description U.S. Embassy The Hague is proud to announce a special grant competition in honor of CyberSecurity Awareness Month focusing on supporting programs to promote the use of technology among younger audiences to solve problems related ...
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E Visa Innovation: Introducing Certificate of Enrollment

In Summer 2017, the Amsterdam E Visa Unit is rolling out a new program that should both improve customer service and ensure integrity in the visa review process. The Amsterdam E Visa Unit is granting a Certificate of Enrollment to previously approved E Visa companies which meet certain standards. This enrollment is based on the ...
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Going for Gold Dinner: Celebrating U.S. – Dutch Trade

CG McCawley joined AmCham’s Executive Director Patrick Mikkelsen and others at this year’s Going for Gold Dinner featuring Royal Vopak CEO Eelco Hoekstra.  Click here to find out how AmCham promotes trade and investment between the U.S. and the Netherlands.
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