Economic Comment Dutch version
The Dutch economy grew by 1.5 percent in Q2 and outpaced the solid growth in other Eurozone economies. Labour market figures in Q2 were also strong. Domestic and foreign demand can continue to drive a cyclical recovery.
It has been over four months since the Dutch parliamentary elections and no government has been formed yet. At the same time, it appears that negotiators are making progress.
The Greens have left coalition discussions. Christian Union will now probably join negotiations. A stable majority coalition is viable. New elections are unlikely.
The Dutch Tweede Kamer elections are two weeks away. Our previous publication with three scenarios for the likely result is still current. But how accurate are the polls?
With elections in the Netherlands in three weeks, the eurosceptic PVV party of Geert Wilders still has the lead in the latest opinion polls. What would a future government look like if he wins?