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Day: May 3, 2016

OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Foreign Minister Dr. Steinmeier on ‘World Press Freedom Day’

  Statement by OSCE Chairperson-in- Office Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier on May 3rd  The World Press Freedom Day: “Today, we pay tribute to journalists worldwide who brave violence, persecution and intimidation to record and report the truth. Free, independent media are an indispensable cornerstone of free and democratic societies. The OSCE has a crucial role to play in setting and upholding common standards to promote this principle. Times of conflict are, unfortunately, also times of propaganda and of distorted images. That is why as OSCE Chairmanship Germany is putting… Read more OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Foreign Minister Dr. Steinmeier on ‘World Press Freedom Day’

The Netherlands EU Presidency on the railway infrastructure governance

On 19 April 2016 the Netherlands Presidency reached an informal agreement with the European Parliament regarding the opening of the domestic rail passenger markets in the Member States and the strengthening of the independence of rail infrastructure managers to ensure effective and non-discriminatory access to infrastructure.        Continue to read News from Prime Minster Mark  Rutte News from the Netherlands EU Presidency News from the Dutch MFA