The coalition agreement “Living together, working together” was presented at a press conference on 7 February. It is based on six commitments of the new cabinet for an active role in global policy, for an innovative economy, for sustainable development, for social cohesion, for security and for a subject public sector.   Among the most notable policies, negotiators met on February 6 for a final meeting to discuss some of the issues raised by their respective parliamentary groups. In particular, the PvdA rejected the initial AOW agreement, which resulted in some last-minute compromises (only taxes of 18,000 euros instead of 15,000 euros). A coalition agreement is a matter of giving and taking and a compromise between the different views of the party. In the House of Representatives, cabinet highlights the agreement with the government`s statement of principle. An interim agreement was reached during the exploration of Lubbers. For the first time in political history, the Netherlands could be led by a minority cabinet backed by a third party outside the government. Two contracts would be drawn up: the effective government agreement between the VVD and the CDA and a “gedoogakkoord” (tolerance agreement) between the firm and the PVV. The agreement would cover issues such as immigration, integration, asylum, law and order.
This means that there could be agreements on topics raised in particular by the PVV in its campaign, such as family reunification, on newcomers who pay social security before they are entitled to it. Even more controversially, rules could be introduced on the clothing of civil servants – meaning that scarves and other religious symbols could be banned in the civil service. The informant Lubbers referred to a “special cabinet of the majority” and not a minority government.  Prime Minister Mark Rutte is expected to present to his MPs on Monday, 208 days after the election victory of his liberal VVD party, a coalition of four parties. Rosenthal went on to award with Job Cohen (PvdA), Maxime Verhagen (CDA), Alexander Pechtold (D66), Femke Halsema (GroenLinks) and Mark Rutte (VVD).