Did The Dutch Start The End Of Social Europe?

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Series Details 03.10.13
Publication Date 03/10/2013
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King Willem-Alexander delivered a message to the Dutch people from the Dutch government in a nationally televised address in September 2013: the welfare state of the 20th century is gone.

In its place a 'participation society' was emerging, in which people must take responsibility for their own future and create their own social and financial safety nets, with less help from the national government.

In this commentary article José Ignacio Torreblanca reflects upon the implications of this statement for Europe.

Source Link http://www.social-europe.eu/2013/10/did-the-dutch-start-the-end-of-social-europe/
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Euronews, 18.09.13: Dutch king declares end of the welfare state http://www.euronews.com/2013/09/18/dutch-king-declares-end-of-the-welfare-state/
The Independent, 17.09.13: Dutch King Willem-Alexander declares the end of the welfare state http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/dutch-king-willemalexander-declares-the-end-of-the-welfare-state-8822421.html
DutchNews.nl, 03.10.13: Government should keep out of 'participation society', says prime minister http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2013/10/government_should_get_out_of_t.php
DutchNews.nl, 17.09.13: King's speech signals end of the classic welfare state http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2013/09/kings_speech_signals_end_of_th.php
ABC, 09.10.13: Farewell, welfare state! (via PressEurop) http://www.presseurop.eu/en/content/article/4211721-farewell-welfare-state

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