Nederlandse Ambassade in Wenen Oostenrijk

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Ambassade van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden in Oostenrijk

Opernring 5 (7e verdieping)
1010 Wenen

+43 1 589 39 - 0

16 september 2014 On Budget Day (Prince's Day), on the third Tuesday in September, the government announces its plans for the coming year. The King travels in the Golden Coach to the Hall of Knights in The Hague where he reads the Speech from the Throne. Later that day, the Minister of Finance presents the National Budget and the Budget Memorandum to the House of Representatives in the ceremonial briefcase.

12 september 2014 European Commission President-Elect Jean-Claude Juncker has announced his new team of Commissioners for the next five years. Foreign minister Frans Timmermans will be Mr Juncker’s First Vice President and right-hand man. If confirmed by the European Parliament, the minister will be entrusted with the portfolio on better regulation, inter-institutional relations, rule of law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights. Prime Minister Mark Rutte has said that he is ‘very happy’ with the important job Mr Timmermans has been offered.