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  1. January 4, 2013

    Dutch minister leads eurogroup race

    Just four months ago, Jeroen Dijsselbloem was an international unknown, a Dutch Labour party MP who had never held a cabinet...

  2. November 5, 2012

    Dutch finance minister set for lead role

    If the new Dutch coalition government is to succeed, much will depend on Labour's Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the incoming finance...

  1. October 29, 2012

    Dutch left and right agree coalition

    The centre-right Liberal and centre-left Labour parties, who fought each other to a standstill in the Netherlands’ elections...

  2. June 21, 2012

    Eurozone divided on Athens bailout terms

    Eurozone finance ministers sparred over whether to allow more time for Greece to hit tough deficit targets mandated in its...

  3. April 27, 2012

    Dutch approve Brussels-compliant budget

    The Netherlands has bucked the trend of Europe-wide resistance to EU austerity demands by sending a budget-cutting plan to...

  4. April 24, 2012

    Dutch fight over how deep to cut

    The fall of the Netherlands' government over the weekend after budget-cut negotiations collapsed has been widely taken as a...

  5. April 24, 2012

    Netherlands vows to meet EU budget target

    Jan Kees de Jager, the Dutch finance minister, insisted on Tuesday he would meet a European Commission deadline of April 30...

  6. April 22, 2012

    Dutch try to reassure Brussels on budget plans

    The Dutch finance minister has cut short his visit to Washington for International Monetary Fund talks after the governing...

  7. March 16, 2012

    Dutch Labour party votes in leader

    The Dutch Labour party has elected a former Greenpeace campaigner as its leader, veering to the left as it seeks to regain...

  8. Money Supply

    March 6, 2012

    The (well) reserved Bundesbank

    What do central bankers do when they are worried? They increase their reserves. Tuesday’s Bild Zeitung reports the...

  9. February 22, 2012

    Triple A eurozone group frays over firewall

    Barely a day after Germany, Finland and the Netherlands together foisted tough terms on Athens and private Greek bondholders...

  10. February 20, 2012

    Sprint to ensure Greek default avoided

    Although eurozone finance ministers were expected to sign off on €130bn in new bail-out funds for Greece on Monday night,...

  11. February 16, 2012

    Athens faces tough bail-out terms

    A €130bn bail-out of Greece will contain unprecedented controls on Athens’ ability to spend funds, officials said, as...

  12. Brussels Blog

    February 7, 2012

    [UPDATED] On Greece, a commission cacophony

    Dutch EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes: "No ‘man overboard’ if we lose someone from eurozone." [UPDATE 2] Dutch finance minister...

  13. February 1, 2012

    Dutch left parties call for bank bonus ban

    The Dutch Labour and Socialist parties have called for a complete ban on bonuses in the Netherlands’ banking and insurance...

  14. January 19, 2012

    Eurozone disputes choice of ECB officials

    Eurozone member states are set for fresh clashes over the European Central Bank’s leadership after Luxembourg joined the...

  15. FT Alphaville

    December 20, 2011

    Covert transfers and the SMP

    We are indebted to Marc Ostwald of Monument Securities for this: AMSTERDAM, Dec 20 (Reuters) – The Dutch central bank...

  16. November 25, 2011

    IMF pressed to play bigger eurozone role

    Finland, Germany and the Netherlands have called on the International Monetary Fund to play a bigger part in constructing a...

  17. November 24, 2011

    Dutch back ECB as ‘last resort’

    Jan Kees de Jager, the Dutch finance minister, endorsed a more active role for the European Central Bank “as a last resort”...

  18. November 15, 2011

    Dutch hurt by downturn

    The Netherlands has become the first triple A-rated northern European country to see its economy contract due to the effects...

  19. October 22, 2011

    Bondholders demand Greek growth plan

    Bondholders are prepared to take higher losses on their Greek debt, but they are far from a deal with European governments....

  20. October 10, 2011

    Dutch favour tough stance for eurozone

    The Netherlands’ popular and plain-speaking finance minister is insisting on harsh enforcement measures against countries...

  21. October 6, 2011

    Dutch parliament backs new EFSF powers

    The Dutch parliament has approved an overhaul of the eurozone’s rescue fund, the European financial stability facility,...

  22. September 21, 2011

    Eurozone crisis rocks Dutch government

    The eurozone crisis has provoked political tension throughout Europe, but in few countries has the drama been more tortuous...

  23. September 9, 2011

    Dutch plan would be bad for Europe and US

    From Mr Dennis Lennox. Sir, The call by the Dutch prime minister and his finance minister for further European political...

  24. FT Alphaville

    September 8, 2011

    Dutch PM calls for Europe budget tsar

    The European Union should appoint a new budget tsar with powers to dictate taxes and spending in eurozone countries and who...

  25. September 7, 2011

    Expulsion from the eurozone has to be the final penalty

    The eurozone is in stormy waters. The turmoil on the financial markets shows no sign of abating. Tackling the debt crisis is...

  26. September 7, 2011

    Dutch PM calls for Europe budget tsar

    The European Union should appoint a new budget tsar with powers to dictate taxes and spending in eurozone countries and who...

  27. August 22, 2011

    Greco-Finnish deal reopens bail-out debate

    Greece’s new €109bn bail-out came closer to unravelling on Monday amid a growing dispute over a side deal struck between...

  28. August 16, 2011

    Dutch lukewarm on eurobond

    The Dutch prime minister on Tuesday called for stricter sanctions for eurozone countries that break budgetary rules, while...

  29. August 11, 2011

    Dutch disquiet brews over Greek rescue

    Rising passions in the Netherlands over the new Greek rescue package will come to a head next week at an emergency session...

  30. July 20, 2011

    Dutch leaders walk fine line on Greek rescue

    When Europe’s top leaders meet in Brussels at noon on Thursday to tackle a permanent solution to the Greek debt crisis,...

  31. July 17, 2011

    European states at odds over commission

    Toughening rules on advised sales of retail financial products should be straightforward but European Union member states’...

  32. July 7, 2011

    Eurozone governments warned on bail-outs

    Eurozone governments should not assume the private sector will participate in a new Greek bail-out deal, the European...

  33. July 7, 2011

    Voluntary Greek debt plan ‘unrealistic’

    Jan Kees de Jager, the Dutch finance minister, has called for private-sector holders of Greek government debt to be forced...

  34. July 4, 2011

    Dutch banks oppose plans for €300m annual tax

    The Dutch banking industry has attacked government plans to impose a €300m annual tax on Dutch banks, arguing that any such...

  35. June 17, 2011

    EU prepares to debate Greek debt deal

    Eurozone finance ministers were preparing to meet on Sunday evening in Luxembourg to see if they can find agreement on the...

  36. June 14, 2011

    Proposal raises Greek downgrade fears

    Strike call: a poster urges Athenians to protest on Wednesday and ‘break the chains’ of the IMF and EU bail-out The 17...

  37. June 13, 2011

    Dutch give conditions for backing Greek aid

    The Netherlands will approve further support payments to Greece only if private creditors accept substantial extensions on...

  38. FT Alphaville

    May 26, 2011

    Towards a Greek Treuhandanstalt

    FT Deutschland has an interesting interview with Dutch finance minister Jan Kees de Jager who is spearheading the campaign...

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