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Fresh from elections Dutch leaders urge more austerity


A link from Businessweek

The Dutch Liberal and Labor parties are set to start negotiations to form a new Cabinet a week after Sept. 12 elections, with caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte setting the tone by urging continued austerity. “The austerity policy must continue; we’re not there yet,” Rutte, who heads the Liberals, said in an interview in The Hague, where the 2013 budget was presented to Parliament yesterday.