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Major Dutch party backs euro exit

Major Dutch party backs euro exit

Dutch populist politician Geert Wilders has called for the country to abandon the euro and reintroduce the guilder, even as he meets with the Cabinet to discuss a new package of spending cuts and tax increases to comply with European budget deficit rules.
Via his Twitter account, Wilders said his Freedom Party "wants the guilder back!" He is holding a press conference Monday to discuss the idea, which is not likely to win political support in the short run. Most Dutch voters say they want to remain in the euro, though opinions may change as the country's economy is struggling.
Freedom is the Netherlands' third largest political party, and it helps the minority government reach a majority in parliament on most issues.


Updated : 2021-06-14 12:06 GMT+08:00