Manifesto finances under CPB fire
The financial calculations used by the Christian Democrats (CDA) and Labour (PvdA) in their election manifestos are full of holes, say sources at the government’s CPB economic policy think-tank in today’s Volkskrant.
The CDA manifesto states that efficiency improvements in healthcare will lead to savings of €4 bn, but sources told the paper €2bn is more realistic. And the €3.6 bn Labour hopes to save on the civil service will be nearer €2.7 bn. Dutch political parties traditionally give their manifestos to the CPB for analysis.
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