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In order to gain more insight into the Dutch-Turkish community the standing committee on Social Affairs and Employment organised a hearing with various representatives from Dutch-Turkish organizations on 10 October 2016. On Wednesday 5 October a round-table discussion had already been held with experts and scientists.
From 1 January until 1 July 2016 the Netherlands held the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU). Not only did the government play an important role during this period: the Senate and the House of Representatives organised six parliamentary conferences.
On Wednesday 6 July the standing committee on Foreign Affairs had a debate with Mr Bert Koenders, minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms Lilianne Ploumen, minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation and Ms Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, minister of Defence, about counter-piracy off the Somalian coast.