21 October 2011
According to the Minister of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, Maxime Verhagen, the Social and Economic Council’s letter concerning the European Union has strengthened the resolve of the Dutch Government. Mr Verhagen said this on behalf of the Government in a letter to the Council. It is enormously important for Europe’s political leaders to take decisive action and introduce measures to head off the euro crisis. It is equally if not more important to take steps to promote economic growth in the European Union Member States. Such steps are vital to guaranteeing the “European model” of an economically strong but socially inclusive Europe. The Government will continue to work towards intensifying European cooperation in this area.