The Hague, Netherlands - Kingdom of
DUTCH FINANCE MINISTER ZALM PRESENTS THE DUTCH 2004 BUDGET MEMORANDUM
IN THE HAGUE.
Dutch Finance Minister Gerrit Zalm presents the Dutch 2004 Budget
Memorandum to the House of Parliament in The Hague, September 16, 2003.
The Dutch government, a stern
critic of budget rule-breakers, prescribed shock therapy for its own
comatose economy on Tuesday with tax hikes and 11 billion euros ($12.4
billion) in spending cuts to meet EU deficit rules. REUTERS/Paul