Ms. Anouchka van Miltenburg, Speaker of the House of Representatives, visited Brussels on July 8 and 9. She had meetings with mr. Herman van Rompuy, president of the European Council, and mr. Martin Schulz, the president of the European Parliament. She also had separate meetings with Dutch members of the European Parliament and Dutch citizens, working for European institutions in Brussels. Ms. Van Miltenburg also visited the offices of several organisations and institutions.
After her visit to Brussel ms. Van Miltenburg went to London, where she met the Speakers of the House of Lords and the House of Commons. She also had a meeting with deputy prime minister mr. Nick Clegg and the minister for Europe, mr. David Lidington. On the programme there were also meetings with several other members of the British Parliament. Ms. Van Miltenburg also paid a visit to the BBC-newsroom.