Help provides information about the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which runs from 1 January to 30 June 2016. The website is shared by the 11 Dutch central government ministries. It is managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Documents on provides access to various documents in PDF (portable document format). You will need a program to read and print PDF files. These programs are available for various operating systems, like Windows, Mac OS and Linux, and can usually be downloaded for free. One example is Adobe Reader.

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