Talks on forming a new four-party coalition government resumed on Wednesday, a day later than planned.
The negotiations should have restarted on Tuesday after a lengthy break, but were postponed so that GroenLinks leader Jesse Klaver could attend his mother’s funeral.
‘My mother would have wanted it no other way,’ Klaver told reporters on his way to the talks.
Three main issues are likely to provide the most sticking points: income policy, climate change and immigration.
In terms of income policy, GroenLinks is keen to reduce the pay gap between the rich and poor while the VVD wants to widen the gap between social security benefits and salaries.