The King and the ministers together make up the Government of the Netherlands. The ministers and state secretaries are responsible for the day-to-day business of government.
Resignation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs
14-02-2018 | 06:30
On Tuesday 13 February 2018 the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Halbe Zijlstra, requested King Willem-Alexander to discharge him...
2017 Autumn Memorandum: budget surplus of 0.4% and government debt of 57.3%
24-11-2017 | 17:50
The budget surplus for 2017 is estimated at 0.4% of gross domestic product (GDP), while the projected government debt in 2017...
Rutte III government sworn in
26-10-2017 | 11:54
King Willem-Alexander has sworn in the third government headed by Prime Minister Mark Rutte.
Accountability Letter 2016: from budget deficit to surplus
18-05-2017 | 14:37
In 2016 the government budget moved from deficit to a surplus of 0.4%. Unemployment fell by 75,000 to 6% of the working-age...
2016 annual financial report: first budget surplus in years
17-05-2017 | 10:15
Last year central government spent less money than it received for the first time since 2008. This led to a budget surplus of...
Cabinet draws out investments by establishing Invest-NL
20-02-2017 | 17:36
The Dutch cabinet intends to encourage investments in sectors where the Netherlands has not yet seized all opportunities. To...