State secretary (Netherlands)

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State secretary of the Netherlands
Staatssecretaris
Style Excellency
Reports to Minister
Nominator Political parties that are members of the ruling coalition
Appointer Prime Minister of the Netherlands
Term length 4 years
Salary €135,000
(including €7,887.24 expenses)
Website Current state secretaries

State secretary (Dutch: staatssecretaris) is the title of a junior member of the Cabinet of the Netherlands and Cabinet of Belgium. A state secretary is a member of the cabinet, who works under a minister and falls under the responsibility of the minister, but is separately responsible to parliament. State secretaries take over part of the minister's portfolio. Some state secretaries have clearly defined portfolios like culture, science, or the environment, while others' portfolios overlap with their minister. State secretaries often have a different political affiliation than their minister. State secretaries do not attend the weekly council of ministers unless specifically invited.

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