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Netherlands cannot afford to standstill says embattled prime minister

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, who submitted his Cabinet’s resignation yesterday, said the country can’t afford a standstill given the economic situation.

24th April, 2012
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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is a key ally in Europe of German prime minister Angela Merkel.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, who submitted his Cabinet’s resignation yesterday, said the country can’t afford a standstill given the economic situation.

“The need to take measures hasn’t diminished after Saturday, the problems are too serious for that,” Rutte said in a speech in parliament today that was reported on Bloomberg. “The economy is faltering, employment is under pressure and the nation’s debt is growing faster than we can afford. These...

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