Prime Minister John Key visited the United Kingdom, Germany and Belgium from 2 to 8 June. The visit included three days in London, as well as time in Hamburg, Berlin, and Brussels, where Mr Key met with European Parliament representatives and NATO. While in London, Mr Key attended the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations. More
The National Scholarship Programme for the Support of Mobility of students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists is a scholarship programme approved by the Government of the Slovak Republic. More
Auckland architecture student Rowan Fraser has been awarded the inaugural excellence scholarship by the France-New Zealand Friendship Fund. More
The new chancery of the New Zealand Embassy in Brussels was officially opened on April 21 by Ambassador Peter Kennedy, on behalf of Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully. More
Prime Minister John Key met with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy in Washington DC on April 13, while attending the Nuclear Security Summit.
The discussion covered New Zealand and European Union relations, economic prospects and the global and European financial situations.
Representing 27 member states and 500 million people, the EU is the world’s largest economic entity. The EU is a vitally important market for New Zealand, second only to Australia in importance as a market for New Zealand goods. Two-way trade is approximately NZ$12 billion annually.
The Working Holiday Scheme between New Zealand and Poland entered into force on 15 February 2009. The scheme allows young people to holiday, and engage in part-time work and study in each other's country for up to 12 months. More
New Zealand has representation in the following European countries:
New Zealand also has over 20 Honorary Consuls in European cities.
The Safe Travel website provides a travel advisory for travellers to Europe [external link].