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Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Yesterday it was Prinsjesdag, the day the parliament presents it's plans for the coming year, this year was extra interesting... what will the governement do to handle the crisis.
From Wikipedia: Prinsjesdag (Day of the Princes) is the day on which the reigning monarch of the Netherlands (currently Queen Beatrix) addresses a joint session of the Dutch Senate and House of Representatives in the Ridderzaal or Hall of Knights in The Hague. The Throne Speech ( Troonrede) sets out the main features of government policy for the coming parliamentary session.
The occasion is prescribed by the constitution, article 65 of which states: A statement of the policy to be pursued by the Government shall be given by or on behalf of the King before a joint session of the two Houses of the States-General that shall be held every year on the third Tuesday in September or on such earlier date as may be prescribed by Act of Parliament.
The queen arrives in the Golden Coach, a gift of a century ago by the people of Amsterdam.
It's a day where the queen is central, she is the head of state and head of government.
It's the one day of the year that the queen sits literally on the throne.
The main players of government sit in the audience today, dark faces. We are approaching heavy weather. However Holland is said to be healthy enough to survive the crisis.
City in the west of the Dutch province Utrecht, founded by the Romans in 40 AD as a castellum at the Northern Fronteer of the Roman Empire. Received city rights in 1372, forensic city for North and South Holland's bigger cities, 33.650 inhabitants.
Woerden Community contains the towns and villages: Harmelen, Kamerik and Zegveld.