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The story starts with three protesters, two pies, and a Dutch finance minister.
The Dutch economy is poised to improve after house prices stopped declining and consumer confidence rose, Dutch Central Bank President Klaas Knot said.
The World Economic Forum begins in Davos, Switzerland, with more than 1,600 executives and policy makers attending, including Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.
The Netherlands is going through extraordinarily difficult economic times and unemployment will continue to rise for some time, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Greece may need more financial help to stay in the euro, retreating from a hard line that included a willingness to consider the country’s exit from the currency bloc.
Having held more elections than perennially unsettled Italy in the past decade, the Netherlands tomorrow may vote to return the grand coalition that governed for eight years until 2002.
The Dutch Senate agreed early this morning to pass a housing bill that’s one of the pillars of the Dutch coalition government’s austerity package.
Efforts to sell Urenco Ltd. have stalled as Dutch politicians argue over the future of the multinational nuclear-fuel processor, according to three people familiar with the situation.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said the Netherlands risks a fine of as much as 1.2 billion euros ($1.62 billion) if it doesn’t cut the 2014 budget by 6 billion euros.
"First, I want the facts on the table."
- Mark Rutte on Oct 24, 2013