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2019 Budget Memorandum: Investing in and preparing for the Netherlands' future

In 2019 the Dutch economy will grow by 2.6% and the budget surplus will increase to 1% of gross domestic product (GDP). Next year ...

News item | 18-09-2018 | 15:15

CoCos not tax deductible anymore as from 1 January 2019

Contingent Convertibles (CoCos) are specific bonds that absorb losses when the capital of a bank or insurer declines below a ...

News item | 29-06-2018 | 19:10

MH17: The Netherlands and Australia hold Russia responsible

The Netherlands and Australia hold Russia responsible for its part in the downing of flight MH17. The government took a decision ...

News item | 25-05-2018 | 10:37

Broad government delegation on trade mission to India

Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality Carola Schouten, Minister for Foreign Trade and ...

News item | 22-05-2018 | 16:51

2017 financial annual report: budget surplus for the second year running

The economy is showing strong growth and public finances are in good shape. The 2017 Budget Memorandum assumed a budget deficit ...

News item | 18-05-2018 | 10:31

Statement Prime Minister Rutte about the European Commission's proposal for the Multiannual Financial Framework

The European Commission presented a proposal today outlining plans for the EU budget – or Multiannual Financial Framework – for ...

News item | 02-05-2018 | 15:00

Blok for deeper, better partnership with Morocco

Foreign minister Stef Blok took part in talks today in Rabat on deepening and enhancing the Netherlands’ partnership with ...

News item | 20-04-2018 | 22:00

Resignation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

On Tuesday 13 February 2018 the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Halbe Zijlstra, requested King Willem-Alexander to discharge him ...

News item | 14-02-2018 | 06:30

2017 Autumn Memorandum: budget surplus of 0.4% and government debt of 57.3%

The budget surplus for 2017 is estimated at 0.4% of gross domestic product (GDP), while the projected government debt in 2017 is ...

News item | 24-11-2017 | 17:50

Rutte III government sworn in

King Willem-Alexander has sworn in the third government headed by Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

News item | 26-10-2017 | 11:54