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Unveiling Netherlands' Budget Plan

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.

New Dutch King Delivers Message: Welfare State is a Thing of the Past


King Willem-Alexander is traveling in a gilded horse-drawn carriage to

the 13th-century Hall of Knights in The Hague for his first official

address to Dutch lawmakers but his message is decidedly modern: More

budget cuts are coming.




Reporting by Toby Sterling, Associated Press.