Dutch Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders said an alliance of anti-European Union groups that are drawing increasing support will push to repatriate powers to national capitals after next week’s European Parliament elections.
The Netherlands may face trade measures from Saudi Arabia because of abusive behavior against Islam and the Middle Eastern kingdom by Geert Wilders, leader of the anti-Islam Dutch Freedom Party that’s set to gain in European Parliament elections.
The Amsterdam district court rejected a request by Freedom Party Leader Geert Wilders , who is on trial for inciting hatred and insulting Muslims, to replace the judges hearing his case because they may be prejudiced.
Liberals and Christian Democrats in the Netherlands vowed to cut spending by 18 billion euros ($25 billion) by 2015 and ban full-face Islamic veils in their program for the first minority government since World War II.
Three-time Dutch Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers , who brokered talks on forming a government between his Christian Democrats, the Liberal Party, and the anti-Islam Freedom Party, said he now opposed the plan, citing concerns about freedom of religion.