Published On: Mon, Jan 15th, 2018

Kingdom measures against Curaçao is looming

Raymond-Knops-ANPTHE HAGUE - A measure from the Kingdom Council of Ministers is hanging over Curaçao’s head. The Financial Supervision Board has already corresponded with the Minister of Finance Kenneth Gijsberta. Basically, the budget deficits are increasing and the measures that should take care of that are too lenient.

Undersecretary for Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops does not answer directly to the question of whether the measure for Curacao will come. Knops indicated that he counts on the common sense of the Ministers in the Curacao government who have promised to resolve the situation themselves.

Although Knops indicated during the New Year's reception that he would like to investigate the possibilities of making Curaçao eligible for subsidies, this should not be seen as a promise that European money will flow to the island. The Undersecretary already indicated that it concerns matters that are complicated

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