The Netherlands lacks ambition, says PM

The traditional Dutch approach to stimulating economic growth by wage moderation and boosting the number of people with jobs will not be enough in the future, says prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende.

His comments came during the opening of the academic year at Wageningen University on Tuesday night.
‘Knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit would be the foundations of future growth, Balkenende said.
The prime minister pledged that action would be taken to make sure researchers could benefit financially from the commercial application of their ideas.

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