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Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima will pay state visits to Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania consecutively from Monday 11 to Friday 15 June 2018. Their tour will start on 11 June in the Republic of Latvia, where they will be the guests of President Raimonds Vējonis until the morning of 12 June. In the afternoon of 12 June and on 13 June President Kersti Kaljulaid will host the royal couple on their state visit to the Republic of Estonia. The third state visit will be to the Republic of Lithuania at the invitation of Dalia Grybauskaitė and will take place on the evening of 13 June and on 15 June. Foreign minister Stef Blok will accompany the King and Queen on all three state visits.
Announcement by the Netherlands Government Information Service (RVD):
Her Majesty Queen Máxima will attend the Royal cremation ceremony of King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Thursday 26 October 2017. The ceremony takes places at Sanam Luang in Bangkok, the square in front of the Royal Palace where the Royal cremations traditionally take place. Queen Máxima will represent the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The ban on plastic carrier bags in Kenya came into effect on 28 August 2017. All plastic bags (regardless of colour, thickness, size and purpose) are banned. The NEMA (National Environment Management Authority) is responsible for enforcing the new law, and is the only authority to issue warnings or penalties in case of non-compliance. Non-compliance is already in order in case one gets caught with a plastic bag in the car. After a first warning, a second offence can lead to a hefty fine or a jail sentence.
The Consulate General in Istanbul has a vacancy for a Senior Press and Cultural Affairs Officer.
Starting January 2017, a new four-year framework for international policy was introduced in the Netherlands. Turkey is the only country with priority for both the so-called ‘goal 1’ (a stronger cultural sector which will grow in quality through international exchange and sustainable cooperation which is both observed and appreciated abroad) and ‘goal 2’ (more room for the arts worldwide to contribute to a safer, more just and future-proof world). There is a strong emphasis on monitoring and evaluating the policy and (through this) making the results of the policies visible.
This task calls for substantial work by the department of Press and Cultural Affairs. It requires a motivated and able local colleague, who can combine knowledge of, and love for, culture with a keen sense for political and social developments.
Please follow this link for futher details on the job description and application procedures.