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Dutch grand coalition agrees on austerity programme

By Elizabeth Zimmermann, November 6, 2012

The new Dutch coalition is based on a harsh austerity programme of €15 billion in cuts.

Grand coalition government formed in the Netherlands

By Dietmar Henning, September 15, 2012

The new government, which will most likely include the Social Democrats, has already announced a sharp attack on workers’ social rights.

Dutch elections: All parties support austerity

By Dietmar Henning, September 12, 2012

In Wednesday's federal election in the Netherlands, all parties favour austerity measures dictated by the European Union and the banks.

Socialist Party leads polls in Dutch elections

By Sven Heymann, Peter Schwarz, August 30, 2012

Polls predict that the (former Maoist) Socialist Party (SP) will win the Dutch parliamentary elections due on September 12.

Netherlands government falls over austerity budget

By Chris Marsden, April 24, 2012

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte resigned on Monday after his government failed to get backing for austerity measures agreed with the European Union.

Netherlands budget cuts hit social services

By Dietmar Henning, July 12, 2011

Holland’s right-wing ruling parties are embarking on draconian cuts in social benefits and cultural services, while providing a platform for the anti-immigrant racist, Geert Wilders.

Regional elections in the Netherlands: Geert Wilders’s PVV enters the Senate

By Elisabeth Zimmermann, March 15, 2011

Following the regional elections held on 2 March the ultra-right, anti-Islamic party of Geert Wilders’s PVV entered the Dutch Senate for the first time.

New government coalition in the Netherlands

By Dietmar Henning, October 9, 2010

The right-wing populist and racist politician Geert Wilders will play a major role in government policy in the Netherlands.

Geert Wilders—kingmaker in the Dutch political crisis

By Stefan Steinberg, September 9, 2010

As talks on a government coalition collapse, far-right Geert Wilders is emerging as the kingmaker in Dutch politics.

Far-right party emerges as power broker behind new Netherlands government

By Sven Heymann, August 12, 2010

The new Dutch government will be supported by the far-right Party for Freedom (PVV) of Gert Wilders.

Right-wing shift in Dutch elections

By Peter Schwarz, June 12, 2010

After Hungary and the UK, the Netherlands is the third significant European Union country where right-wing parties have emerged as election winners in the midst of the deepest economic crisis since the 1930s.

Netherlands: Racist Geert Wilders increases his vote in municipal elections

By Dietmar Henning, March 8, 2010

The ruling class is grooming Wilders and his PVV in order to fill the political vacuum that has developed in recent years and enforce violent attacks on the entire working class.