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Jan Kees de Jager, Dutch Finance Minister

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By Euronews
Jan Kees de Jager, Dutch Finance Minister

The Finance Minister of the Netherlands, Jan Kees de Jager, explains his austerity budget to euronews reporter Hans von der Brelie.

His main message for the markets: “The interest rates are historically low, in the Netherlands and this is because we have presented an economic reform package, an austerity package that will bring us in the scope of the stability and growth pact.” The Dutch Finance Minister stresses in this euronews interview that the Netherlands: “do all the necessary measures to show the whole world, that we are still an austere country!”