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  Prime Minister of the Netherlands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Prime Minister of the Netherlands (Minister-President in Dutch) is the chairman of the council of ministers and active executive authority of the Dutch government.
Although formally no special powers are assigned, the Prime Minister functions as the "face" of the cabinet of the Netherlands.
The Prime Minister is the leader of the majority party or coalition in the lower house of parliament (Tweede Kamer), and is a member of the Council of Ministers.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Prime_Minister_of_the_Netherlands   (191 words)

  
 Wim Kok - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wim Kok (born September 29, 1938) was Prime Minister of The Netherlands from 1994 until 2002.
From 1989 until 1994 he was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance in a cabinet with the Christian democratic party CDA (Christen Democratisch Appèl).
In 1994, he became Prime Minister in a cabinet with the liberal party VVD (Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie, People's Party for Freedom and Democracy) and the progressive liberal D'66.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wim_Kok   (495 words)

  
 Wim Kok
Willem (Wim) Kok (born September 29, 1938) was a Dutch politician and the Prime Minister of The Netherlands from 1994 - 2002, heading the cabinets Kok I and Kok II.
From 1989 until 1994 he was minister of financial affairs in a cabinet with the christian democratic party Christen Democratisch Appèl and the progressive liberal party D'66.
In 1994 he became Prime Minister in a cabinet with the liberal party Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie and D'66.
www.faqfolio.com /faqfolio/w/wi/wim_kok.html   (254 words)

  
 Prime Minister's Speeches - 2003 - Euro press conference
Prime Minister, the fact that you got on the phone to so many EU leaders yesterday to explain this decision argues that you feel somewhat nervous about the response to it.
Prime Minister, you just said that the debate in favour of Europe couldn't be won in a day or a month.
Prime Minister, given that as you acknowledge the polls haven't moved in this time, do you regret the fact that you haven't rolled up your sleeves and engaged in an almighty battle with the Eurosceptic press, with newspapers like Trevor's.
www.number-10.gov.uk /output/page3863.asp   (8037 words)

  
 Visit by the Prime Minister of the Netherlands - 30 January 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Netherlands is a valuable like-minded interlocutor on global issues, from international security to trade policy.
The Netherlands is an influential member of the European Union and shares Australia’s conviction on the need to liberalise international trade.
The Netherlands is one of the largest sources of foreign investment in Australia and our two-way trade is worth more than $3 billion.
www.pm.gov.au /news/media_Releases/media_Release1757.html   (301 words)

  
 Premier Wen Jiabao Holds Talks with Jan Peter Balkenende, Prime Minister of the Netherlands
  Prime Minister Balkenende agreed with the comments and suggestions on relations between the two countries by Premier Wen.
He said the Netherlands attaches great importance to the friendly relations with China and is pleased to see the fruitful results of cooperation with China.
Balkenende briefed the Chinese side on the proposals of the Netherlands with regard to the 7th EU - China Summit, saying that the EU attaches great importance to this summit and is looking forward to its success.
www.chinaembassy.nl /eng/xwdt/t137462.htm   (555 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Prime Minister Wim Kok of the Kingdom of The Netherlands has accepted the President's invitation to pay an official working visit to Washington on February 28, 1995.
The Prime Minister will be accompanied by Foreign Minister Hans van Mierlo.
The Netherlands is an important U.S. trading partner and supporter of free trade, as well as a valuable contributor to several peacekeeping operations, including in Haiti and the former Yugoslavia.
clinton6.nara.gov /1994/12/1994-12-29-prime-minister-of-netherlands-to-visit-in-february.html   (182 words)

  
 ScienceDaily: Politics of the netherlands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Start the Politics of the netherlands article or add a request for it.
Look for Politics of the netherlands in the Commons, our repository for free images, music, sound, and video.
Check for Politics of the netherlands in the deletion log, or visit its deletion vote page if it exists.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/politics_of_the_netherlands   (911 words)

  
 Read about Wim Kok at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Wim Kok and learn about Wim Kok here!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
1938) was the Prime Minister of The Netherlands from 1994 until 2002.
1961 at the socialist trade union of the Netherlands, where he was chairman from 1973 until 1986.
From 1989 until 1994 he was minister of financial affairs in a cabinet with the christian democratic party CDA (
encyclopedia.worldvillage.com /s/b/Wim_Kok   (557 words)

  
 Jan Peter Balkenende   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Jan Peter Balkenende (born May 7, 1956, officially Jan Pieter Balkenende) became Prime Minister of the Netherlands on July 22, 2002, heading the first Balkenende cabinet and the second Balkenende cabinet.
He began his career on the staff of the research institute of the Christen Democratisch Appèl (CDA) political party and was also a member of the council of Amstelveen.
In the Netherlands, he is brilliantly portrayed in the satyrical programme 'Kopspijkers'.
www.termsdefined.net /ja/jan-peter-balkenende.html   (495 words)

  
 EU has persuaded Turkey to continue negotiations about membership   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
After several hours of negotiations between the prime minister of Turkey Tajipom Erdoganom (Tayyip Erdogan) and the prime minister of Netherlands JAnom Peterom Balkenende (Jan Peter Balkenende) it became known, that Turkey agrees to sign unilaterally the report providing cooperation with 10 new members of EU and, in particular, with Chyprus.
Balkenende should specify precisely, that signing of this report is not equivalent to a recognition Turkey the governments of the Greek part of island which, actually, and is a member of EU.
Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Great Britain Jack Stro (Jack Straw) has already made the similar application, having emphasized, That " ankarsky the report " does not mean " a formal or informal recognition of the government of Chyprus and we tried to assure of it the government of Turkey ".
news.rusportal.net /13088.html   (271 words)

  
 Prime Minister of the Netherlands to lay a tile representing non-violence during his visit to the Council of Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Prime Minister of the Netherlands to lay a tile representing non-violence during his visit to the Council of Europe
The Dutch Prime Minister will then lay the tile on the Council forecourt, beneath the flags of the Organisation’s 45 member States.
Such a tile is now to be laid for the first time outside the Netherlands, with the aim of sending a strong message concerning the struggle against everyday violence to all of the countries of Europe.
press.coe.int /cp/2004/207a(2004).htm   (308 words)

  
 Prime Minister of The Netherlands pays official visit to SA
The Prime Minister will also meet the Minister of Education, Professor Kader Asmal to discuss the extensive assistance by The Netherlands to education projects.
South Africa is Netherlands' main trading partner in Africa and is seen as a gateway to interaction with the rest of the continent.
Likewise Netherlands is one of South Africa's top ten trading partners and offers prospects of increased involvement in the EU, especially in light of the Trade, Development and Co-operation Agreement signed with the EU.
www.info.gov.za /speeches/2001/010223945a1002.htm   (361 words)

  
 RNW: The Hague rethinks ties with Netherlands Antilles
Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende is currently touring the islands that make up the Netherlands Antilles, the first official visit by a Dutch premier in ten years.
The island group is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, although under a royal statute established 50 years ago, individual islands enjoy different degrees of autonomy.
Gert Oostindie is director of the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies in Leiden.
www2.rnw.nl /rnw/en/currentaffairs/region/centralamerica/ant050204   (580 words)

  
 Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents: Exchange With Reporters Prior to Discussions Wi... @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
He was too kind, as far as The Netherlands and the Dutch Prime Minister are concerned.
But as the Prime Minister said to me before we came out, even they certified 49 to 38; that's a pretty huge margin of victory in a national election.
Prime Minister Kok referred to President Slobodan Milosevic of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro).
static.highbeam.com /w/weeklycompilationofpresidentialdocuments/october022000/exchangewithreporterspriortodiscussionswithprimemi/index.html   (941 words)

  
 Luxembourg Presidency - Statement by the Prime Minister and current president of the European Council, Jean-Claude ...
The issues and the campaign arguments  in the Netherlands were different from those used in the debate in France.
This evening, after the debate in France, after the debate in the Netherlands, after the French "no" and the Dutch "no", there are an impressive number of contradictory reasons why the "no" vote won.
People in those countries, which have not yet voted have the right to be heard, and the parliaments there have the right to have their say and to make their opinion known.
www.eu2005.lu /en/actualites/communiques/2005/06/01refnl-jclj/index.html   (447 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited | Guardian daily comment | Our rude awakening
What the Netherlands would like is to make a net contribution comparable to the member states in a similar economic situation.
It is neither unfair nor selfish for the Netherlands, which for years has made the largest net contributions per head of population, to ask for the same treatment as comparable wealthy countries.
· Jan Peter Balkenende is the prime minister of the Netherlands.
www.guardian.co.uk /comment/story/0,3604,1531999,00.html   (806 words)

  
 The Prime Minister of Netherland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Kok was appointed secretary to the Netherlands Federation of Trade Unions (NVV), and deputy chairman in 1972.
Kok was Deputy Priminister and Minister of Finance in the third Lubbers Government from 7 November 1989 to 22 August 1994.
On 22 August 1994, he was appointed Prime Minister and Minister for Genenral Affairs in the Government that bears his name.
asem.inter.net.th /asem-info/netherlands/leader.html   (281 words)

  
 Europe: The postman, the prince & and the prime minister. (Netherlands)
Europe: The postman, the prince and and the prime minister.
The postman, the prince and and the prime minister.
He is by far the most popular and trusted leader of the nation; he will probably return as prime minister of the next cabinet; and he can boast some extraordinary economic and financial achievements during his first term as head of the Dutch government.
newssearch.looksmart.com /p/articles/mi_hb3134/is_199804/ai_n7803749   (289 words)

  
 VISIT BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF THE NETHERLANDS, MR WIM KOK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
I have much pleasure in announcing the visit to Australia from 6 to 12 November of the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mr Wim Kok, and Mrs Kok.
This first visit by a Dutch Prime Minister to Australia is an opportunity to celebrate the longstanding and warm relationship between our two countries.
Our historical links with the Netherlands - dating back to the early 17th century exploration of the Australian coast by Dutch mariners - and the many Dutch people who have settled in Australia provide a solid foundation for our modern relationship.
www.pm.gov.au /news/media_releases/1997/dutchprs.htm   (210 words)

  
 MinAZ | Prime Ministers since 1945 | Kok   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In 1969, Wim Kok was appointed secretary to the Netherlands Federation of Trade Unions (NVV), and deputy chairman in 1972.
Mr Kok was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance in the third Lubbers government from 7 November 1989 to 22 August 1994.
On 22 August 1994 he was appointed Prime Minister and Minister of General Affairs in the first government that bore his name.
www.minaz.nl /english/prime_minister/pm-1945/html/mps_1945/kok.html   (297 words)

  
 News for Ede, Netherlands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Expatica, Netherlands -:...she was aware of and personally involved in the attacks and the then populist LPF Minister Nawijn acted appropriately in refusing her asylum in the Netherlands...
Expatica, Netherlands -: Balkenende said the Netherlands was given a signal on 9 July that the nation should be on extra alert and that the warning was solidly based.
The Netherlands court disagreed and tossed out the case, stating that limited use of the Lindows name is not a violation of the Windows trademark owned by...
4newz.net /new/world/cities/Ede.html   (12224 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - President assures Dutch leader of support for U.N. role in Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush assured the prime minister of the Netherlands on Wednesday that he will seek a larger role for the United Nations in Iraq to encourage other nations to contribute peacekeeping troops.
Meeting with reporters, the prime minister spoke outside the White House under an umbrella in a steady rain.
The prime minister said he stressed the importance of the U.N. "We heard from the president that he is willing to follow the U.N. track, a larger responsibility for the U.N. and that is very good," the prime minister said.
www.usatoday.com /news/washington/2003-09-03-bush-day_x.htm   (669 words)

  
 PR11: Director-General Bustani meets with Prime Minister Kok of the Netherlands
The Prime Minister and the Director-General discussed the importance of universality for the Convention and in this context, the urgent need to facilitate ratification by the Russian Federation and other key states.
Mr Bustani took the opportunity of the personal meeting with the Prime Minister to extend his sincere gratitude for the support which has been provided to the OPCW by the Host Country, expressing the view that the Hague is fast becoming a dynamic centre for international organisations.
The Prime Minister assured Mr Bustani of the Host Country's intention to continue to support the OPCW in its work in every way possible and wished the Director-General well in his on-going work.
www.opcw.org /html/global/press_releases/97/pr11_97.html   (275 words)

  
 President to Welcome Prime Minister of the Netherlands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
President Bush will welcome Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende to the White House on September 3, 2003 for a working breakfast.
The Netherlands stands among America's closest allies in the war on terrorism and the effort to bring peace and democracy to Afghanistan and Iraq.
The Netherlands is a founding member of NATO with a deep-rooted commitment to transatlantic cooperation.
www.4-ltc.com /portal/www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2003/08/20030826-6.html   (85 words)

  
 Indymedia NL (The Netherlands) - Prime Minister’s wife takes divorce from PM
This is the case also in the Finnish family tragedy, were nation’s beloved family value man’s wife takes divorce from him; Prime Minister’s wife takes divorce of PM Matti Vanhala.
Matti Vanhala, Prime Minister, is favour by his father, who as a professor emeritus made an accusations in public related to white race being more intelligent to other.
It is no wonder foreign politicians want to meet our Foreign Minister and President, but it is more a rule than an exception, that these people either divorce or their spouse gets killed.
nl.indymedia.org /en/2005/04/26369.shtml   (360 words)

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