New government in Netherlands; Liberal Party to lead development ministry

After more than 9 months of ongoing formation talks, the Netherlands will present a new cabinet on January 10, 2022. Former Member of European Parliament (MEP), Liesje Schreinemacher of the Liberal Party (VVD), is the speculated new Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation in Rutte's fourth cabinet.

Schreinemacher's appointment will be the second time in Dutch political history that the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation is under the control of the Liberal Party.

As an MEP, Schreinemacher was a member of the Committee on International Trade (INTA), the Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) and, a substitute on the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection.  

News article - NOS (in Dutch)