budget agreement

Oct 17 '13 05:27

After two weeks of heavy negotiations, the politics in the Hague have come to an easier mode. There was no fireworks in the House during the first day of the financial discussions.

The financial discussions in the House always come one week later than the general discussions about the Dutch National Budget.

Oct 15 '13 07:40

European Commissioner Ollie Rehn (Economical Affairs and Euro) has lauded the Netherlands for the budget agreement, the agreement of government and opposition on the budget of 2014.

Rehn praised the Netherlands at the meeting of the Euro Group, the group of 17 Finance ministers of Europe, which was held in Luxembourg on Monday. He even advised the politicians at the other side of the Atlantic ‘to go Dutch’.

Oct 15 '13 07:15

Both unions FNV and CNV accept the changes in the Social Agreement, which follow from the budget agreement of last Friday evening. 

FNV chairman Ton Heerts says that he is not happy with the way how the agreement was ‘violated’. “What good does it make to have an agreement, which after a couple of months is on the table again. Are we going to see changes again around Christmas?”

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