THE HAGUE - The deadline (tomorrow) is approaching, and there is still no administrative agreement on the so-called deal. Nevertheless, the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations in The Hague remains optimistic: "We have good hope that we will reach an agreement," the spokesperson for State Secretary Van announced on Friday morning.
The basis for this optimism is unknown. So far, there have been no indications that Curaçao's Prime Minister has changed his stance. He believes that the Kingdom (read: the Netherlands) should replenish looted pension fund. Tomorrow marks the expiration of Van offer to lend Curaçao and Sint Maarten 600 million euros. This loan could prevent 30,000 clients from facing up to an 80% reduction in their pensions.
The failure to reach an administrative agreement will also have consequences for the interest rates that Curaçao and Sint Maarten must pay on their refinanced coronavirus loans.