Wilders anti-euro report gets frosty reception

The anti-euro report commissioned by Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party, has been widely condemned in Dutch political circles. The report argues that the introduction of the euro has cost the Netherlands a fortune and that it would be cheaper to reintroduce the old Dutch guilder than remain part of the euro zone, a message rejected by the Netherlands’ other political parties.

Dutch Finance Minister Jan Kees de Jager says there’s plenty of research to indicate that it would cost far more to dismantle the euro zone than to stick with the single currency. He sees no reason to doubt the government’s current course of working towards achieving stability in the euro zone and points out the many benefits the European internal market brought to the Netherlands.

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