There are increasing signs that the PVV, VVD, NSC and BBB have made progress in their negotiations on rule of law guarantees. It leads to crucial questions in the House of Representatives. Various factions demand that informant Ronald Plasterk brief the House early on the situation.
Plasterk must provide clarification in a letter this week, which is what the House of Representatives is requesting. “We look at the course of events with astonishment,” said Esther Uehand of the Party for the Animals. She wonders whether Detective Plasterk is adhering to official instructions that substantive discussions only begin when there is “agreement” on guarantees of the rule of law. This is what was agreed upon with the House of Representatives.
The parties were updated on the economic situation
GroenLinks-PvdA, D66 and Volt all share criticism. “The negotiating parties are already talking about politics without knowing whether there are strict guarantees on the rule of law,” says Frans Timmermans, leader of the GroenLinks-PvdA faction. If it is true that agreements have already been reached, the progressive parties want to hold a debate in the House of Representatives about whether the rule of law is safe.
It is no longer possible to deny that substantive discussions have begun, although it is not clear how far they have advanced or advanced. PVV, VVD, NSC and BBB received experts from abroad for the first time on Tuesday. They were briefed on the state of the economy and public finances by Claes Knott, head of De Nederlandsche Bank, Peter Hasekamp (Central Planning Office) and chief civil servant Bas van der Dongen, the highest-ranking man in the Ministry of Finance.
The path of the previous formations was closed like an oyster
The lower house of parliament has given Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders and his potential coalition partners until early February before they have to submit their reports. Other parties are following this process with suspicion, also because there is still great dissatisfaction in the House of Representatives with the course of the previous formations, which were closed like an oyster. The entire House decided to be more transparent and maintain better control from now on.
Therefore, Ohand demands Detective Blasterk to pull back the curtain a little and remove the fears of the unformed factions. “Is he following the order literally?” Plastrk must also inform the House of Representatives whether Wilders (PVV), Yesilgöz (VVD), Umzigt (NSC) and Van der Plas (BBB) have already agreed on the rule of law. Whether Blastark is prepared to say something in advance will become clear in his response letter this week.
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