The Dutch government plans to make additional investments in refugees' home countries to help these countries take back their refugees. This only applies to nations who assist in the sustainable return of their citizens.
According to the foreman of employers association VNO-NCW, Hans de Boer, a quarter of the Dutch budget for development cooperation, 1 billion euros, should be invested in emergency aid "with the expressed aim to be first in any disaster."
Minister Lilianne Ploumen of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation announced on Thursday that the Netherlands and Bolivia will start a cooperation to make use of, and make money froml, the gigantic amounts of Lithium that can be found in Bolivia.
The TU Delft and three Dutch companies are going to help Bolivia to put up a new company that will produce lithium batteries.