Rutte unconvinced by Wilders’ guilder report

Prime minister Mark Rutte is not yet convinced by the report commissioned by Geert Wilders into the reintroduction of the guilder, he told parliament on Tuesday.

He was reacting to a number of opposition MPs who asked him to comment on the report, which was published on Monday.
Several opposition parties, including Labour, left-wing liberals D66 and green party GroenLinks, want the report evaluated by the government”s macro-economic advisory agency CPB. However, Rutte says the cabinet will not ask the agency to do so.
PVV leader Wilders asked British research group Lombard Street Research to draw up the report, which states the shift to the euro has hit the Netherlands’ prosperity.
Rutte would not say if Wilders had raised the subject of his report on Monday at the start of three-party talks to find a further €9bn in budget cuts.

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