Crisis Talks Resume for Dutch Coalition Partners

December 18, 2014 11:29 AM

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Crisis talks aimed at salvaging a cost-cutting Dutch health reform package and staving off the possible collapse of the country's 2-year-old ruling coalition are entering a third day.

The future of Prime Minister Mark Rutte's two-party coalition hangs in the balance Thursday amid behind-closed-doors discussions aimed at rescuing health care reforms intended to shave 1 billion euros ($1.25 billion) off government spending. The package was rejected Tuesday thanks in part to the vot...

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