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Presentation of the report to the Speaker of the House on 9 September 2014. From left to right: Aukje de Vries (Chair of the working group), Eddy van Hijum, Speaker Anouchka van Miltenburg and Yasemin Cegerek.

 

Discussions are taking place at the national and international (i.e. European) level with regard to the national right to approve and amend budgetary policy.

The Public Expenditure Committee considers it important to help provide the House of Representatives with insight into these matters. Therefore, the Public Expenditure Committee decided in its procedural session of 12 December 2013 to establish a working group to prepare a report on the national right to approve and amend budgetary policy from a European perspective. The report serves as an answer to questions concerning the extent to which the recent European developments affect parliamentary rights, and particularly the right to approve and amend budgetary policy. In general, it can be concluded that situations in the Netherlands are relatively favourable with regard to the right to approve and amend budgetary policy.

Report in English

An executive summary and the conclusions of the report are now available in English (pdf).