Government

The fourth Rutte government was sworn in at Noordeinde Palace on Monday 10 January 2022. The new government is a coalition of the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), Christian Democratic Alliance (CDA), Democrats ’66 (D66) and Christian Union (CU) and comprises 20 ministers and nine state secretaries. 

The Rutte IV government is focusing on making real improvements in people’s lives. The government has set its sights on the major challenges facing society. In addition to dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is committed to fighting climate change, tackling the nitrogen pollution crisis, building affordable new housing, making major investments in security and increasing equality of opportunity in education.

The government has ambitious plans aimed at ensuring that the Netherlands is sustainably prosperous for current and future generations and that everyone can participate according to their abilities. It envisages a society in which government is reliable, just, service-minded, close to the people, and enables people to work and achieve together. The goal is a country built on a bedrock of socioeconomic security for all and offering the prospect of progress in life and society. The government is committed to fulfilling these ambitions in the coming period.