Dutch economy healthier than EU counterparts
As recession bears down on Europe in 2009, Dutch economy will remain unaffected, predicts the European Commission.4 November 2008
THE NETHERLANDS - The European Commission has predicted that the Netherlands will not enter a recession and that the Dutch economy will grow by 0.4 percent in 2009.
The economic outlook for the Netherlands is far rosier than for the other 14 countries in the euro zone.
The EC predicts general growth in the euro zone in 2009 of 0.1 percent but also says Germany, France and Italy will see their economies stagnate and experience zero growth.
The EC forecasts that the Dutch economy will grow by 2.3 percent in 2010, well above the euro zone average of 0.9 percent.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]