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Hans Hoogervorst
HANS HOOGERVORST (born 19 April 1956 in Haarlem
Haarlem
) is a Dutch political and business figure. He is chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board . CAREERHoogervorst was the Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport of the Netherlands
Netherlands
between May 2003 and February 2007. His previous positions in the Dutch government include Minister of Finance
Minister of Finance
(2002–2003) and State Secretary (Deputy Minister) of Social Affairs and Employment (1998–2002). After completing his secondary education, he studied history at the University of Amsterdam
University of Amsterdam
, graduating in 1981. He then went on to obtain a Master of Arts degree in international relations from Johns Hopkins University SAIS in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
in 1983
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Dutch People
1,000,000 (Dutch ancestry) OTHER COUNTRIES GERMANY 350,000 AUSTRALIA 335,500 (Dutch ancestry) BELGIUM 120,970 NEW ZEALAND est. 100,000 DENMARK est. 30,000 SWITZERLAND est. 20,000 TURKEY est. 15,000 INDONESIA 15,000 NORWAY est. 13,000 SWEDEN est
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Minister Of Finance
A FINANCE MINISTER is an executive or cabinet position in charge of one or more of government finances, economic policy and financial regulation. It may also be a junior minister in the finance department, the British Treasury, for example has four junior ministers. A finance minister's portfolio has a large variety of names across the world, such as "treasury", "finance", "financial affairs", "economy" or "economic affairs". The position of the finance minister might be named for this portfolio, but it may also have some other name, like "Treasurer" or, in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
, "Chancellor of the Exchequer ". The duties of a finance minister differ between countries
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University Of Amsterdam
A UNIVERSITY ( Latin
Latin
: universitas, "a whole") is an institution of higher (or tertiary ) education and research which awards academic degrees in various academic disciplines . Universities typically provide undergraduate education and postgraduate education . The word "university" is derived from the Latin
Latin
universitas magistrorum et scholarium, which roughly means "community of teachers and scholars." Universities were created in Italy
Italy
and evolved from Cathedral schools for the clergy during the High Middle Ages
High Middle Ages

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Alma Mater
ALMA MATER ( Latin
Latin
: alma "nourishing/kind", mater "mother"; pl. almae matres) is an allegorical Latin
Latin
phrase for a university or college . In modern usage, it is a school or university which an individual has attended, or a song or hymn associated with a school . The phrase is variously translated as "nourishing mother", "nursing mother", or "fostering mother", suggesting that a school provides intellectual nourishment to its students. Fine arts will often depict educational institutions using a robed woman as a visual metaphor. Before its modern usage, Alma mater
Alma mater
was an honorific title for various Latin
Latin
mother goddesses , especially Ceres or Cybele , and later in Catholicism for the Virgin Mary
Virgin Mary

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Netherlands
The NETHERLANDS (/ˈnɛðərləndz/ ( listen ); Dutch : Nederland ( listen )), also known informally as HOLLAND, is a country in Western Europe
Europe
with a population of seventeen million. Together with three island territories in the Caribbean ( Bonaire
Bonaire
, Sint Eustatius
Sint Eustatius
and Saba ), it forms the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Netherlands
. The European portion of the Netherlands
Netherlands
consists of twelve provinces and borders Germany
Germany
to the east, Belgium
Belgium
to the south, and the North Sea
North Sea
to the northwest, sharing maritime borders in the North Sea
North Sea
with Belgium, the United Kingdom, and Germany
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People's Party For Freedom And Democracy
The PEOPLE\'S PARTY FOR FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY (Dutch : Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie, VVD; Dutch pronunciation: ) is a conservative-liberal political party in the Netherlands
Netherlands
. The VVD, whose forerunner was the Freedom Party , supports private enterprise and economic liberalism . Mark Rutte
Mark Rutte
has been the party's leader since 31 May 2006 and on 14 October 2010 became the first VVD Prime Minister of the Netherlands
Netherlands
. The First Rutte cabinet 's parliamentary majority was provided by the Christian Democratic Appeal
Christian Democratic Appeal
and the Party for Freedom , but this majority became unstable when the latter refused to support austerity measures amid the Euro crisis . Therefore, a general election was held in September 2012. The VVD remained the largest party, with 41 seats
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Employment
EMPLOYMENT is a relationship between two parties , usually based on a contract where work is paid for, where one party, which may be a corporation , for profit , not-for-profit organization , co-operative or other entity is the employer and the other is the employee . Employees work in return for payment , which may be in the form of an hourly wage, by piecework or an annual salary , depending on the type of work an employee does or which sector she or he is working in. Employees in some fields or sectors may receive gratuities , bonus payment or stock options . In some types of employment, employees may receive benefits in addition to payment. Benefits can include health insurance , housing , disability insurance or use of a gym. Employment is typically governed by employment laws or regulations or legal contracts
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Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C., formally the DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA and commonly referred to as "WASHINGTON", "THE DISTRICT", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast . The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia
Virginia
each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria . Named in honor of President George Washington
George Washington
, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital
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Netherlands Authority For The Financial Markets
The NETHERLANDS AUTHORITY FOR THE FINANCIAL MARKETS (Dutch : Autoriteit Financiële Markten) is the financial services regulatory authority for the Netherlands
Netherlands
. Its role is comparable to the role of the SEC in the United States. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Responsibilities and operations * 3 Administration * 4 International * 5 See also * 6 External links HISTORYThe Netherlands
Netherlands
Authority for the Financial Markets was set up on 1 March 2002 as the successor to the Securities Board of the Netherlands (Dutch : Stichting Toezicht Effectenverkeer - STE). As part of the legislation that created the AFM, its responsibilities were greatly expanded to cover all financial products, including savings, investments, loans, insurance and accounting
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Jan Harte Van Tecklenburg
TECKLENBURG is a town in the district of Steinfurt , in North Rhine-Westphalia , Germany
Germany
. CONTENTS * 1 Coat of arms * 2 Geography * 2.1 Division of the town * 2.2 Neighbouring municipalities * 3 History * 4 Burg Tecklenburg * 5 International relations * 6 Sons and daughters of the town * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 External links COAT OF ARMSThe coat of arms shows an anchor and three seeblatts . GEOGRAPHYIt is located at the foothills of the Teutoburg Forest
Teutoburg Forest
, southwest of Osnabrück
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Arthur Docters Van Leeuwen
ARTHUR DOCTERS VAN LEEUWEN (born May 8, 1945) is a Dutch politician , jurist and civil servant . He is member of the liberal political party VVD . Between 1999 and 2007 he was chairman of the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets , an agency of the Dutch government, which supervises Dutch financial markets. CAREERDocters van Leeuwen was born in The Hague
The Hague
. After studying law (degree 1969) and various functions for the Dutch government, he became head of the Domestic Security Service, the Dutch secret service (currently the AIVD ), in 1989. In 1995, he was succeeded by Nico Buis, after Docters van Leeuwen became a member and chairman of the Board of Procurators General in The Hague
The Hague
(a board which supervises Dutch public prosecutors ). As a member of this board, Docters van Leeuwen came in a conflict in 1998 with justice minister Winnie Sorgdrager
Winnie Sorgdrager
(D66 )
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Government
A GOVERNMENT is the system or group of people governing an organized community, often a state . In the case of its broad associative definition, government normally consists of legislature , executive , and judiciary . Government
Government
is a means by which state policies are enforced, as well as a mechanism for determining the policy . While all types of organizations have governance, the word government is often used more specifically to refer to the approximately 200 independent national governments on Earth
Earth
, as well as subsidiary organizations. Historically prevalent forms of government include aristocracy , timocracy , oligarchy , democracy and tyranny
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Member Of Parliament
A MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT (MP) is the representative of the voters to a parliament . In many countries with bicameral parliaments, this category includes specifically members of the lower house, as upper houses often have a different title. Member of Congress
Congress
is an equivalent term in other jurisdictions. Members of parliament tend to form parliamentary groups (also called parliamentary parties) with members of the same political party
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Haarlem
HAARLEM (Dutch pronunciation: ( listen ); predecessor of Harlem
Harlem
in the English language
English language
) is a city and municipality in the Netherlands
Netherlands
. It is the capital of the province of North Holland and is situated at the northern edge of the Randstad , one of the most populated metropolitan areas in Europe. Haarlem
Haarlem
had a population of 155,758 in 2017. It is a 15-minute train ride from Amsterdam
Amsterdam
, and many residents commute to the country's capital for work. Haarlem
Haarlem
was granted city status or stadsrechten in 1245, although the first city walls were not built until 1270. The modern city encompasses the former municipality of Schoten as well as parts that previously belonged to Bloemendaal and Heemstede
Heemstede

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House Of Representatives Of The Netherlands
DEMISSIONARY CABINET (42) * VVD (33) * PvdA (9)OPPOSITION PARTIES (108) * PVV (20) * CDA (19) * D66 (19) * GL (14) * SP (14) * CU (5) * PvdD (5) * 50PLUS (4) * SGP (3) * DENK (3) * FvD (2) ELECTIONS VOTING SYSTEM Party-list proportional representation
Party-list proportional representation
D\'Hondt method LAST ELECTION 15 March 2017 NEXT ELECTION Not yet determined MEETING PLACE Binnenhof The Hague
The Hague
, Netherlands
Netherlands
WEBSITE House of Representatives Tweede Kamer The HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (Dutch : Tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal ( listen ) or simply Tweede Kamer, literally "SECOND CHAMBER") is the lower house of the bicameral parliament of the Netherlands
Netherlands
, the States General , the other one being the Senate
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