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Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra prepares the 2019 budget to present to parliament; Prinsjesdag 18 Sept 2018
Sep 18 '18 13:00

Budget Day is attracting more people to the city center of The Hague than it did last year. Around noon there were already around 90 thousand people waiting for the Royals to arrive in their Glass Carriage. The atmosphere is pleasant, according to the police, NU.nl reports.

The municipality of The Hague expects that there is more enthusiasm for Prinsjesdag this year due to the nice weather. The day is sunny and warm, but with a strong breeze.

Jul 19 '17 09:23

Today is the 126th day of government formation talks in the Netherlands. And while the formation still seems to be far from over, progress is being made. The financial part of the formation is going so well, that mediator Gerrit Zalm hopes to have this phase finished today, BNR reports. 

Once the financial part is complete, the documents can be sent to central planning office CPB to be checked over and credited, and the negotiators can break for summer holiday. 

Mark Rutte, January 2016
Jul 6 '17 14:50

Prime Minister Mark Rutte is excited to attend the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany on Saturday. He thinks it's good that the Netherlands is participating in this year's summit. "Especially given the international developments, it is important that the Netherlands is there again as a major economy", he said to the press, according to NOS. 

Gerrit Zalm
Jun 29 '17 16:00

New mediator Gerrit Zalm plans to address the big issues first in the negotiations. Next week the VVD, CDA, D66 and ChristenUnie will discuss medical-ethics, a point on which the D66 and ChristenUnie have .

Jesse Klaver
Jun 16 '17 13:00

While the topic of a was the final straw for GroenLinks, it was not the only reason behind the party's decision to from the

Apr 26 '17 08:52

Put environmental goals down in the law, reduce gas extraction in Groningen to almost zero, implement a road tax based on kilometers and emissions, ban the sale of fossil-fueled vehicles after 2025 and close all the coal plants in the Netherlands, the environmental committees of six political parties write in a proposal for the climate portion of the governance agreement, the Volkskrant reports. 

Apr 11 '16 10:57

The Dutch government is considering closing another two coal fired power plants in the Netherlands, on top of the already agreed upon closure of the five oldest coal plants in the country. The final decision on this will be made in the autumn

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