• Meuse-Rhine Gazette

Index of terms and abbreviations

Updated: Jan 7, 2021

We're keen for our audiences to be aware of the names of organisations and governing bodies across the Euregio Meuse-Rhine and as these can be lengthy and sometimes difficult to understand in another language we've provided an index of terms and abbreviations with definitions in English and links to the respective websites.

België / Belgique / Belgien





Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu – RIVM

National Institute for Public Health and the Environment. RIVM has a central role in infectious disease control and national prevention and population screening programmes in the Netherlands. We conduct independent (scientific) research in the field of Public Health, Health Services, Environmental Safety and Security.


Dutch national government. The Koning and the ministers together make up the Government of the Netherlands. The ministers and state secretaries are responsible for the day-to-day business of government.

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