Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said future cooperation with Geert Wilders’s Freedom Party at the national level is impossible as long Wilders stands behind comments at an election rally that involved anti-Moroccan chants.
The Dutch vote in local elections today with opinion polls suggesting widespread losses for Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s coalition and a change of power in Amsterdam for the first time since World War II.
Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann said the government is right to avert the collapse of Hypo Alpe- Adria-Bank International AG, as he cited the precedent of Creditanstalt, whose crash helped trigger the 1930s depression.
The Dutch Liberal Party and the Christian Democratic Alliance intend to reach an agreement today on forming a government with support from the anti-Islam Freedom Party, creating the Netherlands’ first minority administration since World War II.
Liberals and Christian Democrats in the Netherlands agreed to form a government with backing from Geert Wilders ’s anti-Islam Freedom Party, creating the first Dutch minority administration since World War II.