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Bevorstehender Brexit 42 Unternehmen siedeln in die Niederlande über – und das ist erst der Anfang

Posted by hkarner - 10. Februar 2019

Die Niederlande buhlen wegen des Brexits um Firmen aus Großbritannien: 42 Unternehmen haben sich bereits zum Umzug entschieden – deutlich mehr sollen folgen. Die Investitionen gehen in die Hunderte Millionen.

Samstag, 09.02.2019 16:20 Uhr, spiegel.online

Die Niederlande haben wegen des bevorstehenden Brexits bereits mehr als 40 Unternehmen aus Großbritannien abwerben können. Die Investitionen für die Neuansiedlung in den Niederlanden beliefen sich auf rund 290 Millionen Euro. Zudem brächten die Firmen knapp 2000 Arbeitsplätze aus Großbritannien mit, teilte die Niederländische Agentur für Auslandsinvestitionen mit.

Angesichts der „wachsenden Ungewissheit über den Brexit“ könnten sich die Unternehmen auf das „gute wirtschaftliche Klima“ in den Niederlanden verlassen, erklärte der niederländische Wirtschaftsminister Eric Wiebes. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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The Secret of Dutch Speedskating—It’s Not What You Think

Posted by hkarner - 24. Februar 2018

Date: 23-02-2018
Source: The Wall Street Journal

The Netherlands cemented their place as the greatest speedskating nation on earth by leaning on university statisticians.

GANGNEUNG, South Korea—Every four years, the Winter Olympics bring a raft of theories to explain the Netherlands’ speedskating dominance. They tend to be of varying accuracy.

There are huge reasons like the country’s history, its passion for the sport, and the huge participation numbers among Dutch people. (Very true.) Then there is the impact of having eight full-time, well-funded professional speedskating teams. (Also true.) And, as NBC’s Katie Couric suggested during coverage of the Opening Ceremony, there is the fact that the Dutch consider speedskating to be “an important mode of transport” over frozen canals. (Not even a little true.)

But there is one reason that doesn’t get nearly as much attention. And yet, it’s the single feature that allows the Dutch to turn its wealth of speedskating talent into a full-on medal assault. The team calls it the Performance Matrix. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Europe Beats America

Posted by hkarner - 1. November 2017

Date: 31-10-2017
Source: The Wall Street Journal

French and Dutch tax reforms raise the stakes for Washington.

French President Emmanuel Macron.

Good news: Tax reform is still possible. Or at least it is in Europe, which is a
challenge to America as Washington’s battles over credits and loopholes risk leaving the U.S. behind.

France is the happiest surprise. President Emmanuel Macron last week pushed a budget featuring substantial tax relief through the National Assembly. The top rate on corporate profits will fall to 28% by 2020 from 33.33% today, and Mr. Macron has promised 25% by 2022. Paris is rolling out a flat 30% rate on capital income such as realized gains and dividends, compared with rates as high as 45% on some gains today. The budget also eliminates the wealth tax on all assets except real estate.

Critics branded Mr. Macron “the President for the rich” for these overhauls, but the main effect will be to stimulate investment and job creation alongside the major labor-market overhaul Mr. Macron introduced this summer. The tax cuts are also a bid to woo businesses thinking of leaving Britain after Brexit. Even dirigiste Paris has figured out that tax codes can’t be confiscatory in a world of globally mobile capital and labor. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Eurozone Growth Spreads, Helped by Dutch, Italian Economies

Posted by hkarner - 17. August 2017

Date: 16-08-2017
Source: The Wall Street Journal

Currency area is becoming less reliant on Germany and Spain

The Dutch economy overtook Spain’s as the fastest growing of the eurozone’s five largest members, boosted by exports of its products which include cheese from Edam, near Amsterdam.

The eurozone’s recovery was more rapid than first estimated in the three months to June as a pickup that started in Germany and Spain has spread to other parts of the currency area, aiding a comeback that is proving vital to the world economy.

The European Union’s statistics agency Wednesday raised its measure of eurozone economic growth during the second quarter to 2.5% annualized from its first estimate of 2.3%, bringing it closer to the 2.6% recorded by the U.S., which it outpaced in the first quarter.

That upgrade comes at an opportune moment, since the U.S. is growing more weakly than expected and there are signs China may be set for a slowdown.

Separate figures showed the Dutch economy surged during the period as exports jumped, while Italy recorded its strongest six months since the second half of 2010. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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The Netherlands Welcomes Trump in his Own Words

Posted by hkarner - 30. Mai 2017

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In Populists vs. Establishment, the Establishment Strikes Back

Posted by hkarner - 28. März 2017

Date: 27-03-2017
Source: The Wall Street Journal

In elections in the Netherlands, Australia and Germany in recent days the forces of nationalism and populism suffered setbacks

Is it possible the populist tide is cresting?

It’s too early to draw any definitive conclusions, and the biggest test comes next month in France’s presidential vote. But in elections in the Netherlands, Australia and Germany in recent days the forces of nationalism and populism that have been on the march across First World democracies suffered setbacks.

The most recent test came over the weekend in Germany, where Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling Christian Democratic Union struck a blow for the political establishment with a convincing victory in the state of Saarland, a good sign for the chancellor ahead of a national vote in September. The Christian Democrats’ secretary-general, Peter Tauber, said voters had “opted for stability and trustworthiness…The CDU is the only force that has made clear it wouldn’t work with either left- or right-wing populists.” Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Europeans Plan for a Post-Populist Future

Posted by hkarner - 21. März 2017

Date: 20-03-2017
Source: The Wall Street Journal By SIMON NIXON

Continent’s leaders explore ways to boost confidence in the EU in the wake of Dutch vote

European leaders breathed a sigh of relief last week when Dutch voters denied the far-right populist party headed by Geert Wilders the election breakthrough many had feared.

Instead, it was Prime Minister Mark Rutte whose center-right party comfortably topped the polls, though its share of seats in the 150-member parliament fell by eight to 33. And while Mr. Rutte certainly tacked to the right in the campaign to head off the challenge from Mr. Wilders, perhaps the biggest surprise was the unexpectedly large gains by two firmly pro-European parties of the center and center-left.

Something similar appears to be happening in France and Germany: Polls show support for far-right populists is dwindling while support for the staunchly pro-European presidential challenger Emmanuel Macron in France and for the German Social Democrat leader Martin Schulz is rising. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Posted by hkarner - 19. März 2017

Date: 18-03-2017
Source: NewsWeek

Populists helped move the nation’s mainstream parties to the right and transformed political norms despite falling short at the polls.

Dutch PM Mark Rutte wins election: Netherlands says no to ‘wrong kind of populism‘

As results flooded in after the Dutch general election, incumbent Prime Minister Mark Rutte was beaming.

The country, he said, had hit back against far-right, anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders and the hate he espoused. Wilders’s Party for Freedom came a distant second, with 20 seats, to Rutte’s People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy, which won 33. “The Netherlands said: ‘Whoa!’ to the wrong kind of populism,” Rutte told supporters at a rally. Headlines proclaimed that, despite the nativist insurgencies of 2016, the Dutch had rallied in support of the liberal center.

But the truth is not that simple. Wilders is out of power, but his influence is everywhere. He has shown how populists can transform political norms, even when they lose. Rutte’s party responded to rising populism in the Netherlands by toughening its stance on immigration. Case in point: During the campaign, Rutte took out an ad in a Dutch paper that urged migrants in the Netherlands to “be normal or go away.” Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Open up: The Dutch election suggests a new kind of identity politics

Posted by hkarner - 16. März 2017

Date: 16-03-2017
Source: The Economist: Charlemagne

Identity does not have to be the exclusive preserve of the far right

WILL no one stand up for the Dutch cosmopolitan elite? For many observers of this week’s election in the Netherlands there was only one story: the fate of Geert Wilders, the bottle-blond nativist who wants to ban the Koran and exit the European Union. Rare was the bar in Limburg, Mr Wilders’s home province, left unmolested by journalists expecting Dutch voters to deliver a populist hat-trick, following the triumphs of Brexit and Donald Trump. The young, educated urbanites of Amsterdam’s Canal District or Haarlem barely got a look-in. And yet in an election with many subplots, theirs was among the more arresting.

Though Mr Wilders disappointed on election day, he remains more than an irritant. With 20 seats in the new 150-seat parliament, he may well lead the opposition to whatever government emerges from the electoral mélange produced on March 15th. His vicious brand of anti-Islam populism is no less shocking for its familiarity (Mr Wilders founded his Freedom Party in 2006, and he is not the first peddler of xenophobia to Dutch voters). And opposition presents no impediment to his influence. Before the election Mr Wilders told an interviewer that by tugging other parties in his direction, he had already won. In a way, he was right. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Dutch Voters Rebuff Anti-Immigration Candidate

Posted by hkarner - 16. März 2017

Date: 16-03-2017
Source: The Wall Street Journal

Prime Minister Mark Rutte achieved goal of finishing ahead of anti-Islam firebrand Geert Wilders

Preliminary results published after Wednesday’s Dutch election put the anti-immigration Party for Freedom led by Geert Wilders, shown, behind Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s conservatives.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands—The Dutch political establishment held on to power Wednesday, despite losing votes to anti-immigrant nationalists and other upstart parties, according to preliminary results published after the country’s most closely watched election in recent times.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s center-right People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy won the most seats, putting Mr. Rutte in a strong position to form a new ruling coalition.

Mr. Rutte achieved his goal of finishing ahead of anti-Islam firebrand Geert Wilders , whose Party for Freedom wants to halt Muslim immigration and leave the European Union. The key to Mr. Rutte’s win was offering his own, gentler version of anti-immigrant populism during the campaign. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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