According to this article, The Netherlands as a society has been reasonably prosperous since at least 1960. But things have slipped in the past 17 years. During the same time span, the Dutch have expended more on the EU than any other European nation. Many Dutch have come to feel that being in the EU is not such a good deal and is the cause of their economic slippage. The right-wing parties in the coming elections have a chance to take advantage of this collective perception.
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