Netherlands Vs Former Antilles

NO ROMANCE, WITHOUT THE FINANCE! According To Minister Knops This Morning, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Will Not Sign Implementation Agenda, Until Knops Guarantees Liquidity

According to minister Knops, Sint Maarten Prime Minister, Silveria Jacobs won’t sign the implementation agenda until she is assured liquidity. Minister of Finance, Ardwell Irion in yesterday March 31st 2021 Council of Ministers Press Briefing, made it seem like the next tranche of liquidity support is a done deal.
However, it is obvious by the letter sent by Minister Knops, minutes ago, that there is no guarantee.

Letter to Parliament on implementation agendas Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten, 2nd quarter 2021: State Secretary Knops will inform the House of Representatives about the implementation agendas with Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten for the 2nd quarter of 2021.

The implementation agendas of Curaçao and Sint Maarten have not yet been signed. After the elections of March 19, new political relations in Curaçao are forming . The incoming coalition of MFK and PNP has the government of Curaçao asked not to take irreversible steps around the agreements with The Netherlands. It has also been stated that it will take some time to complete all relevant
to study pieces. In view of this wish, the government of Curaçao is of
believe that it is unwise to sign the implementation agenda now. The
The Dutch government hopes that this will soon be possible, so that the
cooperation can be further shaped in the interest of the residents of
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I am discussing the implementation agenda of Sint Maarten with the ministerial president of Sint Maarten. She has indicated that she will not follow the Implementation Agenda
signed as long as no liquidity support is provided to its country. It
We therefore now have to wait for clarification of the position of the States of Sint Maarten, as requested by the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom on March 26, 2001.
The State Secretary for the Interior and Kingdom Relations,

drs. R.W. Knops
1 Parliamentary Papers II, 2020-21, 35420,

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