June 27, 2011 1:27 PM Subscribe
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Dutch state secretary for culture Halbe Zijlstra published a letter
stating that €200 million would be cut from the arts and culture budget, starting as early as 1 January 2013.It should be a cause of concern for everyone that a minority cabinet with the feeble support of a parliamentary majority of only one seat would take such draconian and drastic measures without paying any heed to the other half, which has only one seat less than the ruling coalition. Zijlstra shamelessly admits that the proposals have no basis in fact, and display a total lack of sympathy for the field.
have published open letters about the matter.
The actual memorandum can be found here