Summary of the 2015 Budget Memorandum

The Dutch economy is slowly emerging from recession. Exports, corporate investments and consumption are stronger than in recent years and the housing market is recovering. The recovery, however, is fragile and we still have a long way to go. Many people are still looking for jobs. The persistent high level of unemployment has the government’s full attention. The improved economic outlook presented in the 2015 Budget Memorandum is also reflected in the budget.