Dictionary of Dutchness


The staatssecretaris is not a secretary of state in the US sense but a junior government minister. Junior ministers are members of the cabinet but not members of the council of ministers. They tend to be from a different party to the minister and usually take responsibility for one particular aspect of their ministry’s work, such as sport or culture within the education, sport and culture ministry.

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