Dictionary of Dutchness

Algemene Beschouwingen

The Algemene Beschouwingen are the general debates that always follow the publication of the budget on the third Tuesday of September (Prinsjesdag). First comes the two-day general political debate during which MPs attempt to score points. Next comes the general financial debate during which the government’s finances are looked at in more detail and the opposition parties come up with all sorts of suggestions for change. Some of these will be adopted in the name of consensus. In the weeks after this there are debates on the budgets for the individual ministries.

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