As every year since 1814, Budget Day, celebrated on the third Tuesday of September, is an important day in the Netherlands. On this day, the Dutch government announces the proposed annual budget. With a caretaker government in place, the sustainable transition gaining momentum, and geopolitical tensions on the rise, the Netherlands is facing multiple challenges now and in the future. 

This article will highlight how the sustainable transition and geopolitical shifts are impacting both the Netherlands and the EU. For businesses active in the EU, it is essential to be informed about the challenges facing the economic bloc, both in the present and in the future.