Voters across the European Union give their verdict today on policy makers’ handling of the euro- area debt crisis in elections to the European Parliament that may shape the future of the 28-nation bloc.
Geert Wilders’s anti-European Union Freedom Party suffered a setback in yesterday’s European Parliament elections in the Netherlands, finishing in fourth place according to an exit poll for NOS television.
Geert Wilders’s Freedom Party may lose support in today’s European Parliament elections in the Netherlands, polls indicate, bucking a trend that’s seeing support for anti-European Union groups rise elsewhere.
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.
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.
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.