New Zealand Embassy & Mission to the European Union, Brussels, Belgium

20-06-12

New Zealand has joined other countries in extending its financial commitment to the International Monetary Fund so it has the capacity to deal with any significant disruption to the global economy.

The extra commitment, agreed by Cabinet yesterday, will be made through a US$1 billion (NZ$1.26 billion) standby loan facility, which will be called on if needed. New Zealand will not provide any funds immediately.

18-06-12

A special presentation by Dr David Skilling on Small states in a challenging world will be hosted at the New Zealand Mission on Monday, 25 June at 1000hrs. The presentation will be framed around a recent discussion paper written on the performance and prospects for small states available at: www.landfallstrategy.com/discussion-papers/small-countries/.

Small states in a challenging world

03-05-12

As in recent years, the New Zealand Embassy funded and organised a free bus service for New Zealanders wishing to attend the official Anzac Day commemorations in West Flanders.  The Embassy-funded bus service, which includes a free guided tour for participants after the official services, continues to be popular.  Despite Anzac Day falling on a normal working day during the week, nearly thirty people used the service this year.

18-04-12

Dear fellow New Zealanders

I am writing with sincere regret to advise that unfortunately I will be unable to participate in the ANZAC Day ceremony this year.

17-04-12

Attached is a copy of the Programme of Ceremonies for the New Zealand guests at the ANZAC Day Commemorations on the Western Front, Belgium, on Wednesday 25 April 2012.

 

 

27-03-12

ANZAC Day commemorations will be held in West Flanders on Wednesday 25 April 2012.
There will be a series of ceremonies, organised in partnership with the Australian Embassy and the communities of Mesen, Zonnebeke and Ieper.
As usual, the Embassy will organise a bus for New Zealanders wishing to attend some of these events, departing from Brussels at 06.30 and returning around 19.00. The bus will also make pick-ups and drop- offs at Ieper railway station.

18-01-12

On 22 February 2011 Christchurch was hit by a devastating earthquake that destroyed a great part of the city. 182 people lost their lives on that day.

The New Zealand Embassy in Brussels is pleased to support initiatives to raise funds in support of re-building Christchurch.

14-01-12

The remains of an unknown soldier from the First World War were discovered during excavations of a building site in July 2011 in Mesen, West Flanders. Based on objects recovered with the remains including, unit insignia of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade as well as the location of the find, the remains were accepted in December 2011 as that of an unidentified New Zealand soldier.

23-11-11

On 15 November, recently arrived Ambassador, Vangelis Vitalis, presented his credentials to the President of the European Council, Hermann van Rompuy. The ceremony included a discussion with President van Rompuy on a range of topics, including: the recent announcement that the EU and New Zealand would negotiate a Framework Agreement; New Zealand's enduring interest in an FTA with the EU; the evolving nature of Asia-Pacific regional architecture and Eurozone-related matters.

01-11-11

In September New Zealand welcomed the President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, for a busy visit covering both the NZ-EU relationship and the annual summit of the Pacific Islands Forum (which New Zealand is chairing in 2011-2012).

One highlight of the visit was President Barroso’s receipt of a Doctorate of Laws Honoris Causa from the University of Auckland, in a ceremony held in the university’s Fale Pasifika.

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