Government, Amsterdam truce over airport

Amsterdam and the government have called a truce in their legal battle over the partial privatisation of Schiphol airport, finance minister Wouter Bos said on Monday. Bos told radio show De Ochtenden he was confident that a deal would be reached by the end of the year.

The previous government’s attempts to float part of Schiphol on the stock exchange were blocked by the city council. One option being considered is to invite a small group of institutional investors to buy a stake directly.
The government wants to use the money to improve the road links between the capital and Almere, ANP reported.

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