With the government formation talks reaching a complete stalemate over the past weeks, pressure is mounting on the Labour party to join talks with the VVD, CDA and D66. A number of former prominent PvdA members are also joining the call. "This is the moment for Lodewijk Asscher to step on board", former PvdA minister Willem Vermeend said to AD. "There is only one solution for the PvdA: be part of a cabinet.
The FinTech sector is on fire in the Netherlands, to such an extent that Amsterdam may well be on its way to becoming the "Silicon Valley" of FinTech companies, according to Don Ginsel, chairman of financial startups trade association Holland Fintech
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.