The Coalition parties are still hard at work trying to limit the fallout caused by Minister Edith Schippers' (Public Health) collapsing health legislative proposal.
The Netherlands earned a profit of 1.3 billion euro on a bank lending scheme introduced at the height of the financial crisis to keep the economy moving. In October 2008 the Dutch government introduced a 200 billion euro guarantee scheme for banks to continue offering medium-term debt and make it safer to lend to each other.
The Netherlands will pay the European Commission's additional tax of 642.7 million euro by the end of this year. This is written in the Autumn Memorandum which Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem of Finance sent to the Chamber last week.
Jordan Belfort, who became internationally famous after Leonardo DiCaprio portrayed him in the 2013 film The Wolf of Wall Street, feels that the Wall Street of the years preceding the 2008 financial crisis, is worse than the Wall Street of the eighties.
The 642 million euro additional tax that the Netherlands must pay the European Union is based on the correct calculations.
Schools in The Netherlands have been left out of the decision-making process when it comes to education policy reforms according to Finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem's 2008 commission.
After negotiations at the Ministry of Finance with financial specialist from the ruling parties and friendly opposition parties, the Cabinet seems to be in agreement about the budget for next year. Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem says the consensus is a "careful budget", De Telegraaf reports.
The Cabinet, due to a new accounting calculation method that increases the scope of the economy, is going to spend €500 million on development aid this year.
The gigantic net loss of €2b of SNS Reaal over 2013 doesn't phase Finance Minister Dijsselbloem one bit. He blames the loss partly to write-offs in the real-estate branch of the bank, which was sold.
A motion to blacklist bankers caught committing fraud will likely find support across the board when it gets tabled in the Second Chamber.