(Lucas: Just a fact is that The Netherlands, even as small country, have been the biggest netto payer to the EU budget. After the austerity measures kicked in not-only in the southern european countries but also in Ireland, UK and The Netherlands and Belgium and others it was clear that the so-called EU is in danger. But even now there is no cut to the EUs budget. The Dutch Parliament and Government have a problem as they promised to negotiate cuts on the budget and cuts on the payment of The Netherlands to the EU budget. This was without any success. The austerity madness, ECB, IMF, Troika are on a Titanic course total control and a Federal Police State Europe controlled by the thugs or we drive the whole ship towards the cliffs . The two currency model is already proposed, a two speed Euro zone. Will it be German Marks. For the Dutch this all could well be the breaking point. The fall of the dutch government is a very big probability if this is not solved. Due to the continuing pressure on member countries, continuing bailouts and the austerity measures and looting of the ECB, EU and, IMF a break-up of the Euro zone and end to the Euro is soon a fact. The controlled steering towards the iceberg seems to be planned as nothing works anymore to solve the problem.)
Wednesday 15 May 2013
MPs from across the political spectrum are furious the Netherlands will have to pay at least €350m to help Brussels balance its 2013 books.
The ruling right-wing Liberal VVD has described the extra payment, agreed by finance ministers on Tuesday, as ‘unacceptable’, news agency ANP reports.
And Michiel Servaes, from the ruling Labour party, said he is ‘extremely disappointed’ that Brussels needs more cash. It is too easy to simply accept the new bill, Servaes said.
Foreign affairs minister Frans Timmermans has also pledged to do his best to have the agreement reversed. ‘To put it simply, this agreement means we have €500m less to spend elsewhere and that is extremely problematic at times of crisis like this,’ Nos quoted him as saying.
The extra contribution could mount up to €500m.
The EU budget faces a shortfall of some €11bn over 2013 and ministers have agreed to make extra payments totalling €7.3bn.
Dutch minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem said the extra payment is inevitable, Nos television reported, and that everything possible had been done to avoid it. However, a majority of EU ministers backed the decision, leaving opponents such as the Netherlands with no way out.
‘That money is gone,’ Nos quoted him as saying.
Dijsselbloem said earlier on Wednesday he did not yet know where the money would come from but that he would make proposals when he presents his spring budget statement later this month.