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19 August 2015: German and Dutch Parliament support 3rd Greek assistance package

August 19, 2015

Today the German Bundestag voted in favour of the 3rd financial assistance package for Greece, with 453 votes in favour and 113 against (18 abstentions). The German Finance Minister had asked for the formal approval by the Bundestag. This approval is necessary for the German government representative to agree to adoption by the ESM Board […]

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16 July 2015: Dutch Parliament debates start of negotiations on ESM assistance Greece – no vote required

July 17, 2015

See the relevant section in the Report on The Netherlands by Jotte Mulder for further information on parliamentary involvement in the ESM in The Netherlands.

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10 May: Draghi visits Dutch Parliament

May 10, 2017

See the news coverage by the Financial Times, and Bloomberg. At hia visit to the Dutch House of Representatives, ECB President Draghi spoke the following introductory words; "Introductory remarks by Mario Draghi, President of the ECB, at the Tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal, The Hague, 10 May 2017 Mr Chairman, Honourable Members of Parliament, This year, […]

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