Thursday, October 26, 2017
After long negotiations, ECPM member party the ChristenUnie has officially joined the new Dutch government today. Its Ministers, Carola Schouten (Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality) and Arie Slob (Primary and Secondary Education and Media) have been sworn in by the King. On top of that, Carola Schouten is one of the four Deputy Prime Ministers of the Dutch government. Also from the ChristenUnie, Paul Blokhuis will join the Government as State Secretary for Health Care.
We congratulate the ChristenUnie with this strong role in Dutch politics that will undoubtly have a positive impact at Europe as well. ECPM wishes all the members of the new cabinet blessing in their work.
Photo: Carola Schouten by Rufus de Vries, 2014