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Local and central government spend more on sport
Municipalities, provinces and central government in the Netherlands spent nearly 1.5 billion euro on sport in 2008. In the same year they received nearly 0.4 billion euro, for example in rent for...
Business administration and management most popular higher education disciplines
These are a few of the main conclusions of the annual education report Jaarboek onderwijs in cijfers 2012.
Dutch education spending higher than EU average
Government spending on education in the Netherlands accounted for about 5.5 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) in 2005. This is slightly higher than the average in the European Union.
Government budget surplus up to 1.5 percent in 2018
The Dutch government achieved an 11 billion euro budget surplus in 2018, equivalent to 1.5 percent of gross domestic product (GDP). Government debt declined, just as in previous years, and stood at...
Defence expenditure 1.2 percent of GDP in 2018
In 2018 defence expenditure expressed as a percentage of GDP amounted to 1.2 percent. Government expenditure on defecen rose by over 0.5 billion to 9.1 billion euros.
Dutch government spending lower than EU average
The Dutch government spent 270.3 billion euro in 2008. This is the equivalent of 45.5 percent of the Dutch gross domestic product (GDP).
Dutch public debt now also below EMU target
For the first time since 2008. Dutch public finances comply with the European standards.
Budget surplus at 2.1 percent of GDP in Q3 2018
Government revenues in the first three quarters of 2018 exceeded expenditure by almost 12 billion euros.
Sharp increase in public expenditure continues
In the first half of 2010, public expenditure has risen by more than 7 billion euro relative to one year previously. Public revenue rose less rapidly by more than 3 billion euro.
Public deficit to 2.5 percent
With 2.5 percent of GDP, the public deficit over the period July 2012-June 2013 was far below the EU ceiling of 3 percent. The deficit over the entire year 2012 was 4.1 percent of GDP.
Further improvement public finances
The public deficit and public debt (as a percentage of GDP) both declined in Q1 2016.
Increase government spending to combat effects of climate change
In 2010, the Dutch government spent nearly 1.3 billion euro on actions to address climate change. Important in this respect are energy-saving projects and the promotion of renewable energy sources,...
Dutch economy shrinks by 5.1 percent in second quarter 2009
The Dutch economy shrank by 5.1 percent in the second quarter of 2009 compared with the same quarter last year.
Budget surplus of almost 3 bn euros in 2016
The Netherlands has a budget surplus of nearly 3 bn euros for the first time since the global financial crisis.
Dutch government spends more on prisons and judicial procedures
Dutch government spending on public order and security amounted to 11.3 billion euro in 2007. This is 6 percent more than in 2006.