Inner Crescent. Playing a mediator’s role in the continent in order to ensure a balance of power in Europe.
Mainly Atlanticist attitudes.
NATO and the European Union members, the United States, Canada; NATO Solidarity which means that the Netherlands is a loyal NATO ally and supports NATO's initiatives.
Rest of the World.
Dutch national security, Western Europe, the Caribbean.
Dutch 78.6%, EU 5.8%, Turkish 2.4%, Indonesian 2.2%, Moroccan 2.2%, Surinamese 2.1%, Bonairian, Saba Islander, Sint Eustatius 0.8%, other 5.9% (2014).
Roman Catholic 28%, Protestant 19% (includes Dutch Reformed 9%, Protestant Church of The Netherlands, 7%, Calvinist 3%), other 11% (includes about 5% Muslim and fewer numbers of Hindu, Buddhist, Jehovah's Witness, and Orthodox), none 42%.d
he Netherlands is a parliamentary democracy with a constitutional monarchy.The political powers of the monarch are largely ceremonial. Executive authority in Government is exercised through the Prime Minister, who presides over the Council of Ministers.
There are three levels of government in the Netherlands: national, provincial and municipal. General elections for the national Government are normally held every four years, using a system of strict proportional representation.
The main Dutch political parties are:
The Netherlandsis an economically developed country with the 17th largest economy of the world (according to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fundin 2016). GDP per capita is approximately $43,404 which makes it one of richest nations in the world.
The Dutch economy is very open and relies on international trade. The Netherlands is home to a number of large companies, including Royal Dutch Shell, ING Group and Rabobank.
Main industries includesagriculture-related industries, metal and engineering products, electronic machinery and equipment, chemicals, petroleum, construction, microelectronics, fishing. The country is major manufacturer and exporter of flowers.
The Netherlandsis a country with a history of neutrality. As a relatively small country, it generally pursues its foreign policy interests within the framework of multilateral organizations. It tries to find a balance between traditional trans-atlanticism (NATO) and Europe.