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The fuss is about salary of a Dutch presenter who less should earn: a Large chance that he leaves
Showbiz The Dutch talkshowhost, Matthijs van Nieuwkerk, us best known as the presenter of ‘The World Turns’, is currently the subject of a fierce debate in the Netherlands. And this is more specifically about his salary, that next year, legally, with almost half should reduce. The BNNVara, the Dutch public broadcaster, however, would like an exception to those rules. “We fear that he is different to a commercial station of departure, where he easily two to three times to earn more”, sounds.

Van Nieuwkerk, one of the stars of the Dutch public broadcaster, earned last year is 363,000 euro in BNNVara. That is already a lot less than the half million that he the year before earned, but it makes him still the best-paid presenter of the transmitter. Soon, his salary, however, restricted by the so-called balkenendenorm. That rule, introduced by former prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende, dictates that people with a public function is not more deserving than 130 percent of a ministersalaris. In the case of Matthijs van Nieuwkerk does that mean that his salary after the summer of 2020, when a new contract is signed, needs to be lowered to 194.000 euro.

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