The Netherlands doesn’t understand Southern Europe’s pain
In the Netherlands, the public underestimates how much Southern Europe has already suffered. And how we benefited ourselves, says Joris Melman, analysing the Dutch stance in the negotiations on the EU’s economic responses to the corona crisis.
Post-Crisis Democracy in Europe blog, 20 April 2020
Translated and adapted version of an opinion piece published in Trouw.
Dutch financial minister Wopke Hoekstra and prime minister Mark Rutte have been criticised for taking a hard stance on EU solidarity © Beeld, ANP Foto.