The Netherlands was a founding member of the EU in 1952 along with GermanyBelgiumFranceItaly, and the Luxembourg.

The Netherlands had the 5th (out of 28) highest GDP per capita of all EU member states in 2012 at €35,800, it has the 8th biggest population of all EU member state at 16.4 million

You can read all about the Netherlands, including our 2014 election prediction here.

European Council

President Mark Rutte


Neelie Kroes [Vice-President] – Digital Agenda (outgoing)

European Parliament

The Netherlands currently elects 24 MEPs. Currently the largest group is the Group of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) with 7 MEPs.

Please select a political group to view their Dutch MEPs

Among Dutch MEPs of this Political Group there is/are currently

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