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Netherlands: Government firm on higher fees

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Created on: Jan 30, 2011 5:11 PM by Cassandra DAVIS - Last Modified:  Jan 30, 2011 5:12 PM by Cassandra DAVIS

Government firm on higher fees, university spending cuts

Prime minister Mark Rutte has no plan to amend the government’s plans to cut spending on higher education, he said after the weekly cabinet meeting.

‘I am not going to give the impression that the plans will change dramatically,’ he is quoted as saying in the Telegraaf after a massive demonstration by students in The Hague.

The cabinet has decided to get the government finances in order and improve the quality of higher education. This makes the savings necessary, the prime minister said.

 

Read the full report on Dutch News,  22 January 2011

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