Live live live!!1! After more than eight months of negotiations, there is a repair agreement, uh, coalition agreement with which VVD, D66, CDA and ChristenUnie want to get started. Before that, the House of Representatives is still debating it, with the appointment of Rutte as formateur as likely end point. You want to see this spectacle? That’s possible, live with us. On RTL Z at 10.15 am. So live!
We move from domestic politics to world politics, from a European point of view. In Brussels, the leaders of all EU countries meet, with the debut of the new German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz. There is plenty to discuss, with Russia being the common factor in just about all problems. Because whether it’s the high energy prices, the flow of migrants from Belarus or the threat of war in Ukraine: Putin’s long arm is never far away.
And from geopolitics back to the local, that of Zeewolde that is. There, the deeply divided city council votes on the arrival of a data center from Meta (you know, the new parent company of Facebook). If the council votes ‘yes’, the spa can go into the ground for the largest data center in the Netherlands, with an energy consumption comparable to that of Amsterdam.
How long will inflation remain so high according to the ECB? The European Central Bank has so far refused to intervene, even as life is rapidly becoming more expensive. According to the central bankers, the high inflation is only temporary, but not everyone is convinced of that.
Au revoir, auf Wiedersehen, good bye, goodbye A380! Today, the last of a total of 251 superjumbos from airline Airbus will be delivered to airline Emirates. The production of the largest passenger plane stops because there is too little enthusiasm for it.
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Just a little while and then the Rutte-IV cabinet will be on the platform. These are the most important plans for your wallet.
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According to the cabinet, it is impossible to continue to set up the large support packages for entrepreneurs. Even if we have the same misery again next winter, compensation will no longer be so generous. Due to the ‘evening lockdown’, another 4.4 billion euros in support will go to the business community.
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The coalition agreement is full of ambitions for the climate and tackling the nitrogen problem, with no less than 60 billion being thrown at it. “Great ambitions, but unfortunately not very concrete yet”, environmental organizations respond.
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PS The ‘lack of vision’ argument always sounds good, but is always weak, writes economist Piet Rietman.