Netherlands political crisis casts cloud on euro zone




 
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Netherlands political crisis casts cloud on euro zone
 
April 23rd, 2012  
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Netherlands political crisis casts cloud on euro zone
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Netherlands, a core euro zone member, was drawn into Europe's debt crisis at the weekend when the government failed to agree on budget cuts, making elections almost unavoidable and casting doubt on its support for future euro zone measures. Prime Minister Mark Rutte, whose centre-right coalition has been in power since October 2010, said on Saturday that crucial talks on budget cuts had collapsed after his ally Geert Wilders refused to do a deal, and that new elections were inevitable. ...




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