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Oh Dutch Growth Where Art Thou?

Why economic growth in the Netherlands has disappointed and is likely to continue to in the years to come.

Eight years have passed since the financial crisis of 2008 and many European countries, including the Netherlands, have only just surpassed their pre-crisis GDP level. The image of a waving line representing an economy going down and back up again in cycles is one of the most elementary concepts of economics; yet recent recovery has

A tax on economic growth

  446 million euro. That is what the Netherlands has to pay extra to the European Union because Dutch Gross Domestic Product (GDP) turned out to be higher than earlier estimated. This is the consequence of a clear and fair rule. Every EU country finances the EU budget with an amount that is proportional with