Mark Rutte

Jul 9 '13 08:05

The call by Prime Minister Mark Rutte that people must buy a house or a car, is mainly meant for older people. Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Minister of Finance said this in an interview with Vrij Nederland.

“The story of Rutte can hardly apply to young people, especially for young people who bought a house in recent years. Especially the older generations had a great possibility in the past 20, 30 years, to build up capital, for instance from their house. That capital we would like to be mobilized. Spend it, invest, give it to your children,” says Dijsselbloem.

Jul 9 '13 07:15

Flemish Prime Minister Kris Peeters and his Dutch partner Mark Rutte have initiated a trade mission in Houston.

Jul 8 '13 04:10

The common interest for the Netherlands and Flanders to promote itself as an economic cluster is greater than the competition between, for example, the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam. That was the main message of Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his Flemish counterpart Kris Peeters at the start of their three-day trade mission in Houston, Texas.

Peeters mentioned during his speech about a ‘historic moment’. “It's the first time in the long history between Flanders and the Netherlands that there is a joint mission. That there are over ninety companies participating, is impressive.”

Jul 4 '13 03:22

The government wants European unemployed youth with specific qualities to work in the Netherlands for working in the energy sector in North Groningen or as a technician in Southeast Brabant. Prime Minister Mark Rutte said this on Wednesday after a European summit on youth unemployment in Berlin.

Jun 27 '13 02:52

The government is looking, according to Prime Minister Mark Rutte, ‘constantly for the opportunity to get extra oxygen into the economy’. Rutte said this Wednesday during the parliamentary debate on the 6 billion euro in cuts, that the government is still searching for.

Jun 21 '13 07:42

On June 20, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin met with guest of honor Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte at the 17th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), according to Rbth.

May 2 '13 07:57

Prime Minister Mark Rutte awarded on Thursday afternoon the first seven medals to persons who actively contributed to the smooth running of the inauguration. The medal is a tangible reminder of King Willem-Alexander's ascension to the throne.

Rutte presented the medals to representatives of emergency services, civil servants, police, military, volunteers and others. The Prime Minister handed out the medals at a meeting organized by the municipality in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam. The Mayor of Amsterdam, Eberhard van der Laan, delivered a speech there.

Apr 22 '13 18:00

Prime Minister Mark Rutte helped a victim of a traffic accident in The Hague on Monday afternoon. The woman, who was cycling when she was hit by a truck, died later.

Apr 12 '13 09:47

On Thursday employers, employees and the government closed a social agreement. Part of the agreement is that the extra austerity package of 4.3 billion for 2014 is abandoned. In the fall it will be decided if next year additional cuts in the budget are necessary. Prime Minister Rutte Thursday disclosed this during a joint press conference.

Besides  abandoning the austerity package, the agreement includes the WW, dismissal, the disabled, flexible employment, pensions and state pension deficiency.

Apr 5 '13 15:44

A major technical failure affected several Dutch banks on Friday. Last Wednesday ING Bank customers also had to deal with an interruption when their bank accounts showed incorrect balances.

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