Prinsjesdag Troonrede 2023
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The government makes agreements on public finances and budgetary policy when it takes office. The government aims to put public finances in order in the years ahead to make sure that public services such as education and care will remain affordable for future generations. Public finances are the government’s revenues and expenditures.

Budgetary policy describes how the government will handle them. Public finances are debated, adopted, received and spent, and accounted for in the budget process.