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The Netherlands will keep to the EU rules, says Brussels

Thursday 01 March 2012

The European Commission has confidence that the Netherlands will meet EU budget rules, a spokesman for the Commission told Dutch newspapers on Thursday, following the publication of new Dutch economic forecasts.

The forecasts from the government’s macro-economic forecasting agency CPB say the Dutch budget deficit will reach 4.5% next year, well above the 3% level in monetary union rules.

The Netherlands is one of the main supporters of strict budgetary discipline, the spokesman pointed out. This means the Netherlands will be sure to apply the rules to itself, the spokesman for European commissioner Olli Rehn is quoted as saying.

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

Leave the EU now, whilst you still can NL, join the UK and the northern alliance, the EU is the new USSR

By Phil | 1 March 2012 1:52 PM

Less deficit less money, simple as that. Why you would support that, no answer

By Foti | 1 March 2012 8:47 PM

Defo time to leave the failed euro.
Out NOW! Save ourselves whilst we still can. Then we can stop all this austerity nonsense and return to growth.

By Expat in Holland | 5 March 2012 4:12 PM

"The Netherlands will keep to the EU rules, says Brussels."
Before the arrival of Rutte-Wilders, none doubted on solvency of our country.
Really with Rutte-Wilders our country has fallen into recession and disrepute.

By zenplus | 5 March 2012 5:18 PM

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