Former minister Willem Vermeend was appointed the so-called liaison officer for the FinTech sector in the Netherlands. He will be the link between the FinTech sector, the government, industry and regulators and will work on solving problems for technology companies in the financial sector, the government announced.
Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem wants a liaison officer to provide leadership for the FinTech Sector, similar to the role Neelie Kroes is playing as startup-ambassador, he said in an interview at B.Amsterdam
Eurogroup chairman and Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem crossed swords with Stephen Schwarzman, CEO of the American private equity firm Blackstone, about bank regulations in a live discussion organized by Bloomberg at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Thursday.
A Dutch plea to increase the buffer requirements for the world's banks from 3 percent to 4 percent was unsuccessful. The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision decided to keep the so-called leverage ratio at 3 percent
Eurogroup President and Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem is an insignificant "puppet" hanging on the strings of German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, according to former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis
Public transport watchdog Voor Beter OV is calling on Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem to not allow NS a price increase for next year because the company failed in dealing with the overcrowded trains problem this year.
Geert Wilders was named the Netherlands' politician of the year for 2015 in EenVandaag's annual election. The PVV leader received 25 percent of the 37 thousand votes. GroenLinks leader Jesse Klaver came in second place with 14 percent of the votes and Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem (PvdA) came in third with 9 percent.
Forming a mini-Schengen zone with Germany, Sweden, Austria and Belgium to deal with the influx of asylum seekers is an option to consider, according to Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem
NS is scaling down on its involvement in the shops and food stands on train stations. The transporter currently employs 40 percent of the staff working in station stores, which amounts to some 5 thousand people.
Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem of Finance wrote the Dutch law giving banks a tax deduction on coco's, a type of bond, largely based on advice from ING. This tax deduction has given the entire Dutch banking sector an advantage of 350 million euros per year.
Other interests were repeatedly but ahead of the needs of the passengers in the debacle surrounding Fyra high-speed train between Amsterdam and Brussels, which eventually cost some 800 million euros. The NS and the State is particularly guilty of this.
ABN Amro's IPO will happen before the end of the year if all goes according to plan. The relaunch is planned to be on the Euronext Amsterdam. The initial public offering brings to a close a tumultuous eight-year period at the Dutch bank which saw board members anger politicians and citizens alike just last year by approving a 20 percent salary increase for 100 top executives, in an attempt to sidestep a cap on banker's bonuses introduced in 2015.
The Tax Authorities have no idea how many sweetheart tax deals have been made with Dutch companies or how much money is involved in such deals. So-called tax rulings and other agreements are made by inspectors and are only noted in individual files, an overview does not exist. Agreements with companies also fall under "fiscal confidentiality".
The PvdA is "shocked" by the European Commissions ruling that the Netherlands' deal with multinational Starbucks amounts to illegal State aid. As far as the party is concerned, State Secretary Eric Wiebes of Finance has "a lot of explaining to do".
The European Commission has found the tax deal between the Dutch tax authorities and American coffee company Starbucks unlawful according to European rules.
ABN Amro's IPO could bring in between 17 and 19 billion euros, quite a bit more than the State has claimed so far.
This year's costs for sheltering asylum seekers are heading towards the one billion euros mark, according to Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem of Finance. "That is the reality we are now faced with."
ABN Amro's financial director Kees van Dijkhuizen has a function as a board member of King Willem Alexander and other members of the royal family's "financial holding company" that is not mentioned in any of the bank's documents.
The reactions on the Prinsjesdag throne speech and 2016 budget reveal are casting a shadow on the cabinet's optimism. The government's message on Tuesday was very positive - the Netherlands is doing better. But the Dutch newspapers are much more hesitant on Wednesday.
Thousands of police officers will be blocking the entrances of a number of ministries in the Hague on Wednesday in another protest for a better collective bargaining agreement.
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras organizing elections in Greece is not inconsistent with the new bailout agreement for the financially troubled country, according to Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Dutch Minister of Finance and Eurogroup Chairman.
The coalition parties have extra money to spend due to a "relatively easy budget" this year. The VVD and PvdA each have 375 million euros to give away, and they will be pushing it mainly into healthcare and Defense.
The Tweede Kamer, lower house of Dutch parliament, is debating and voting on whether or not the Netherlands will give further financial aid to Greece this afternoon. So far the Coalition, VVD and PvdA, and the D66 have announced its support for further aid. The PVV and CDA will not back the proposal.