Tuesday 15 June 2021

Dutch MPs head to London to study impact of Brexit on Netherlands

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A delegation of Dutch MPs is heading to London on Monday to study the implications of the UK’s departure from the European Union on the Netherlands.

The seven-strong team, comprising MPs from the VVD, Labour (PvdA), Christian Democrat (CDA), D66 and Freedom (PVV) parties, will speak to representatives of international think tanks, the City of London’s financial district and Brexit minister David Davis.

The Dutch parliament’s European affairs committee said it wanted to examine how Dutch interests could best be protected and a healthy relationship could be maintained with the UK after it leaves the EU. Britain is the Netherlands’ third largest trading partner after Germany and Belgium.

The committee has also invited submissions from citizens, civil society organisations and institutions on both sides of the North Sea who are likely to be affected by Brexit, and invited researchers to study the potential consequences for European trade and foreign policy.

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