The outgoing cabinet wants to spend 6 to 7 billion euros extra to reduce CO2 emissions and almost half a billion more for tackling crime. Insiders confirm reports about this from De Telegraaf and RTL Nieuws. Today, the cabinet has finally adopted the budget that will be presented on Budget Day.
The extra money for the climate approach results from the judgment in the Urgenda case, which forces the cabinet to take measures. The money would be used to entice people to become more sustainable with subsidies; for example by purchasing an electric car or insulating their house.
On the third Tuesday in September, the cabinet will also announce that more than 400 million euros will be added to the fight against subversive crime. That is spent in different ways. For example, more money goes to the security of threatened persons. A parliamentary majority had insisted on this after the murder of Peter R. de Vries.
Money will also be released in the Budget Memorandum for purchasing power repairs. Furthermore, according to the insiders, it is a ‘policy-poor’ budget, because of the caretaker status of the cabinet.
Cabinet allocates extra money for climate and safety on Budget Day
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