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Port municipality targets a leaner operation by one fifth

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ROTTERDAM The austerity measures taken earlier by the central Dutch government, involving deep cuts, are reverberating through all of Dutch society. As a result, local governments such as municipalities can expect less funding, forcing them to prioritise their expenditures. For example, Rotterdam is committed to reevaluate which must lead to a fulltime personnel reduction of 2500 and total savings of 200 million in 2015. The municipality wants to reduce its costs by one fifth overall.