The King in Europe

There is no contradiction between the King’s twin roles as the symbol of Dutch national identity and an advocate of European cooperation. The Dutch monarchy has come to symbolise the national State, but it sprang from – and is inextricably linked to – the history of Europe. And the Dutch monarchy demonstrates that national and European identities need not be mutually exclusive but can in fact reinforce each other.

Breve introducción al proceso de formación del gobierno en los Países Bajos

Hay dos instituciones que desempeñan un papel importante en el proceso de formación del gobierno: la nueva Cámara de Representantes y el rey. De hecho, para ser más exactos debería decir desempeñaron, ya que en 2012 el procedimiento sufrió importantes modificaciones. Dichos cambios se tradujeron en que, al menos en términos formales, la iniciativa pasó de estar en manos del monarca a estar en las de la Cámara.

Beatrix: dwars door alle weerstanden heen

“Met bijna benauwende plichtsbetrachting, een bedachtzame echtgenoot en God als ‘schild ende betrouwen’ stuurde Beatrix het koningschap naar kalme wateren”

The Public Budget Cost of Some Monarchies and Republics in Western Europe

“The public budget systems of the eight West European monarchies and the two republics considered use a variety of systems for the civil lists and allocations granted to their heads of state. For this reason it is very difficult to compare the systems with one another”

Economic Growth and Institutional Reform in Modern Monarchies and Republics: A Historical Cross‐Country Perspective 1820‐2000

“Monarchs share one important feature, which is unobtainable by ordinary politicians: their time horizon when considering public action by definition extends to the rest of their life and probably longer, given their concern for their children and perhaps also for the preservation of the monarchy”

11 really good reasons why your country should have a monarchy

“Transparency International’s corruption perceptions index puts 7 monarchies inside the top 10 countries for their absence of corruption: Denmark, New Zealand, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Canada are all among the very best”

Monarchies: What are Kings and Queens For?

“The respect for the monarchy is maintained by the way in which the heads of state, at critical junctures, have carefully managed to play a temporising and refereeing role. This respect has been enhanced by the manner in which political leaders have cultivated the image of the monarch as a reliable king-arbitrator (vide Belgium) or a stable supervisory power above the political parties (vide the Netherlands)”