What the Government stands for
Freedom and responsibility are the two most important key values that determine the policy of the government of the Netherlands. The government combines realism about the major problems facing us today with optimism about the future. The Netherlands can address current crises challenges from a position of strength. Those challenges and conflicts and the Netherlands' financial and economic situation call for tougher choices and an integrated foreign policy. We see it as our task to promote the security and welfare of the country and its citizens and to safeguard Dutch interests.