Netherlands' King Willem-Alexander officially opens the new parliamentary year with a speech outlining the government's plan and budget policies for the year ahead, as his wife Queen Maxima, right, looks on in the 13th century "Hall of Knights" in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Lex van Lieshout, Pool)

Dutch king: say goodbye to welfare state

AMSTERDAM (AP) — King Willem-Alexander delivered a message to the Dutch people from the government Tuesday in a nationally televised address: the welfare state of the 20th century is gone. In its place a “participation […]



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