Transparency is important to strengthen the democratic legitimacy of the EU’s decision making and support for EU decisions. Enhancing openness is key, as it brings citizens closer to the EU and enables the institutions to enjoy greater legitimacy, accountability and effectiveness.

It is in the interest of transparency that we are publishing the meetings of Mr Robert de Groot, the Netherlands Permanent Representative to the EU and Mr Ronald van Roeden, Deputy Permanent Representative to the EU. This monthly list includes meetings and appointments with visitors of the Dutch Permanent Representation from business, NGOs and academia as well as Dutch Parliament and European Parliament, local governments and advisory bodies.