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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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