Public Affairs and lobby-experts

Whether your organization has the ambition to engage with decision makers, navigate through complex regulatory challenges, or manage a competitive stakeholder environment: Public Matters has the expertise and experience to help. We are the leading independent public affairs and lobby agency in the Netherlands. Our consultants provide government relations support that changes political and public perception.

Consultants at Public Matters advise organizations that:
  • are in the centre of the political and public arena, and;
  • want to face, make and manage issues, and;
  • shape public perception and influence the process of decision making.
  • Our consultants have working experience in Parliament, for a company, ministry, trade association or NGO. With this diverse background we are active in a wide spectrum of industries at the intersection of the public and private domain. Consultants at Public Matters are societally and politically active and annually support a pro bono project.

Update Dutch Politics - Parties agree coalition government after a record 209 days!

10-10-2017 Today the four-party coalition (VVD/Liberal Conservatives, CDA/Christian Democrats, D66/Liberal Democrats and ChristenUnie/Christian Conservatives) has presented its coalition agreement ‘Trust in the future’ (‘Vertrouwen in de toekomst').
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Update Dutch Politics - King’s budget speech overshadowed by negotiations to form a new government

19-09-2017 Prince's Day 2017: No major policy announcements at kick-off parliamentary year.

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Update Dutch Politics - Parliamentary year kicked off with new government in sight

08-09-2017 New government may include more ministers and major overhaul of income tax system.
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Update Dutch Politics - New Dutch government not expected soon, but don't worry about it

09-08-2017 After a two-week break, the four negotiating parties - VVD (Liberal Conservatives), CDA (Christian Democrats), D66 (Liberal Democrats) and ChristenUnie (Christian Conservatives) - have resumed talks to form a new government in the Netherlands. It’s been 147 days since Election Day (15 March, 2017), which already makes it the third longest formation period in Dutch political history.
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