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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

Accountability Letter 2016: from budget deficit to surplus

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 ...

News item | 18-05-2017 | 14:37

2016 annual financial report: first budget surplus in years

Last year central government spent less money than it received for the first time since 2008. This led to a budget surplus of ...

News item | 17-05-2017 | 10:15

Cabinet draws out investments by establishing Invest-NL

The Dutch cabinet intends to encourage investments in sectors where the Netherlands has not yet seized all opportunities. To this ...

News item | 20-02-2017 | 17:36

Minister Koenders launches international cyberspace commission

At the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, foreign minister Bert Koenders announced the launch of the Global Commission on ...

News item | 18-02-2017 | 15:30

100th economic mission: it’s not just about trade

Today, trade and development minister Lilianne Ploumen set off for the German states of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia on ...

News item | 08-02-2017 | 09:30

Senate has adopted laws from the Integral Approach Jihadism action programme

The Senate has adopted three laws today which result from the Integral Approach Jihadism action programme. This objective of this ...

News item | 07-02-2017 | 10:02

Ambassadors back in Netherlands for annual gathering

From 30 January to 2 February, the Netherlands’ ambassadors, consuls-general and permanent representatives to international ...

News item | 24-01-2017 | 16:00