Privatisations earn state €10bn

The treasury generated €10bn from selling off state holdings between 2002 and 2006. The cash has been used towards paying off national debt. The state now has a stake in 36 companies (43 in 2002).

The biggest – 100% in bus firm Connexxion, 75.8% in Schiphol airport and 100% in the state printing press SDU – are all to be sold off.

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