The government will continue to support and encourage electric driving in the Netherlands, even though it is expensive, Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs told BNR at the auto show in Amsterdam.
The commotion surrounding the ABN Amro executive bonuses had no effect on the distribution of Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, seats in Maurice de Hond's latest poll. The confidence in PvdA Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem of Finance has not fallen and, along with Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher (PvdA), he still holds the most trust of all the cabinet members.
SNS Reaal suffered a net loss of 712 million euros in 2014, the nationalized bank announced this morning.
The Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, has many questions about the salary increases at ABN Amro and how Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem of Finance let it go so far, NOS reports.
Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem of Finance wants to offer crowdfunding more space and make it easier for people to invest in businesses through crowdfunding. Dijsselbloem wrote a letter to the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, on Tuesday stating that he wants to remove bottlenecks that hinder the growth of this public funding of enterprises.
ABN Amro has "insufficient understanding" of the other positions and personal interest of its own board. The rules to prevent insider trading by the directors are also not in order. Only in the course of this year the bank hopes to meet the requirements set by the supervisor to prevent the mixing of private interests and the interests of the bank.
The parliamentarians in The Hague are pleased with the decision made by the ABN Amro executives to reverse the proposed salary increase of 100 thousand euros. The six members of the bank's Supervisory Board announced their decision in a statement yesterday.
Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem of Finance has decided to postpone the planned sale of ABN Amro due to the recent turmoil surrounding the salary increases for the bank's executives, De Gelderlander reports. Dijsselbloem previously told the Tweede Kamer that the decision about ABN Amro's IPO would be made before April 1st.
The PvdA is considering an increase in property taxes in the context of a new tax system, De Telegraaf reports. The VVD is against raising taxes for only homeowners.
An internal investigation of the ABN Amro branch in Dubai found no evidence of fraud committed by employees. There was also no evidence of terrorist financing or money laundering. There was, however, evidence that internal rules were violated.
Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb (PvdA) and Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan (PvdA) are the most popular politicians in the Netherlands. Geert Wilders (PVV) is the received the least love and ended up on the bottom of the list as the least popular politician in the Netherlands.
Keeping Greece in the eurozone and strengthening the monetary union remains the main objective of the Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem. The Dutch Finance Minister told broadcaster BNR that there are scenarios ready in case of Greece not meeting the EU requirements in July.
According to Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem (Finance, Euro Group chairman), Greece should not accuse other countries of causing its problems. "There is a lot of verbal abuse. I do not think it serves any purpose." he said on Friday, the AD reports.
PvdA leader Diederik Samsom is willing to let the government deficit increase for the safety of Groningen or for tax cuts, he said in an interview Wednesday Het Parool reports.
The reduction in gas extraction in Groningen as well as the low gas price will result in 1.5 to 2 billion euros less for the Dutch treasury this year. This is according to Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem (Finance, PvdA) who discussed the matter on the talk show Pauw last night.
According to Deputy Prime Minster Lodewijk Asscher (Social Affairs, PvdA), the cabinet will not make more cuts on healthcare and social security to enable burden reduction in a new tax system, NRC reports. Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem (Finance, PvdA) called further cuts "nonsensical" and "unnecessary".
Defense wants a billion euros added to their budget. That is the core of the wish list that the Ministry handed to Minister Jeroen Dijsselbleom (Finance), De Telegraaf reports.
Euro Group President and Minister of Finance Jeroen Dijsselbloem is dissatisfied with the "poker game" Greece has been playing with the other 18 Euro countries regarding their debts these past few weeks.
ABN Amro posted a net profit of 1.134 billion euros in 2014. Exuding once-off write offs, the bank made a profit of 1.551 billion euro - double that of 2013, the bank announced today.
The increased excise on LPG and diesel raised an extra 102 million euros for the treasury last year, Secretary of State Eric Wiebes (Finance) reported to the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament) on Wednesday, De Telegraaf reports.
ABN Amro wants more protection against possible hostile takeovers on the stock market, De Telegraaf reports.
The Dutch state is selling its shares in the insurer Vivat (formerly Reaal) to the Chinese insurer Anbang for 150 million euro. Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem of Finance informed the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament) of the sale today.
Yesterday the coalition parties seemed to have a different approach to the Greek issue. The PvdA is was willing to listen to Greece's alternative plans, while the VVD decided to take a harsher stance
The Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament) will receive a confidential and technical briefing on the agreements made between the tax authorities and the United States coffee chain Starbucks, Secretary of State Eric Wiebes (Finance) promised today.