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Geert Wilders

Geert Wilders (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɣeːrt ˈʋɪldərs]; born September 6, 1963) is a Dutch politician and leader of the Party for Freedom (PVV), the ... More »Geert Wilders (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɣeːrt ˈʋɪldərs]; born September 6, 1963) is a Dutch politician and leader of the Party for Freedom (PVV), the third-largest political party in the Netherlands. He is the parliamentary leader of his party in the House of Representatives. In the formation in 2010 of the current Rutte cabinet, a minority cabinet of VVD and CDA, he actively participated in the negotiations, resulting in a "toleration agreement" (gedoogakkoord) between the PVV and these parties. Born in Venlo, he was raised a Roman Catholic. Wilders left the church at his coming of age. His travels to Israel as a young adult, as well as to neighbouring Arab countries, helped form his political views. He worked as a speechwriter for the conservative-liberal People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), and later served as parliamentary assistant to party leader Frits Bolkestein from 1990 to 1998. He was elected to the Utrecht city council in 1996, and later to the House of... [ Wikipedia ]

Nobel Laureates Amartya Sen And Joe Stiglitz Reject Embrace By Anti-Europe Populists

The leader of the Dutch Party for Freedom (PVV), Geert Wilders, casts his vote for the country's 12 provincial councils on March 2, 2011 in a school in The Hague as the PVV Senate leader Machiel de Graaf (L) smiles. (ROBIN UTRECHT/AFP/Getty Images) The Freedom Party of anti-Islam ...

Lily-white workers wanted, says Dutch cleaning company

In the Netherlands, it is Geert Wilders and his Freedom Party that have tapped into Dutch unease about immigration, particularly of Muslims. Yet while the rise of such parties – some of which have been openly anti-immigrant, some anti-Semitic, and all nationalistic – has stirred panic in ...

New Unholy Alliance: the European Far Right and Putin's Russia

From Nick Griffin [Unlink] in Britain, to Marine Le Pen in France, to the Dutch Geert Wilders [Unlink], or various supporters of neo-fascism in Eastern Europe, these leaders of European conservative movements seem to have, at least, some common grounds with Putin's Russia. In their ...

Question and Answer with Marine Le Pen

So far our research is doing well, I think we’ll have the Austrian Freedom Party, the Swedish Democrats, Fratelli d’Italia and/or the Northern League in Italy, Geert Wilders’s party in the Netherlands, and others with whom we’re currently in discussion with. Q. For instance for Jobbik ...

A confederacy of xenophobes in Europe?

Le Pen’s closest ally, Geert Wilders in the Netherlands, sparked outrage at home last month after fiercely promising his faithful that he would work toward having “fewer Moroccans” in the country. Last week, the Austrian Freedom Party’s Andreas Mölzer pulled out of his campaign for ...

Join us, Le Pen urges Farage: France's controversial National Front wants to create anti-EU group wi...

Miss Le Pen and Dutch populist Geert Wilders have already vowed to create a powerful new far-Right group in the European parliament, which is expected to woo members away from Mr Farage’s Europe of Freedom and Democracy group. If this happens Ukip could lose critical funding and ...

'Join Us' Says France's Marine Le Pen. 'No Thanks' Says Britain's Nigel Farage

" Earlier this week, Le Pen said that she hopes to form an alliance with the party of Dutch politician Geert Wilders after the forthcoming European Elections. The grouping, which would also include MEPs from the Austrian Freedom Party, the Belgian Vlaams Belang, Italian Lega Nord, and ...

France Le Pen’s National Front fail to woo Britain’s Eurosceptics

She has ruled out Greece’s Golden Dawn and Hungary’s Jobbik as potential partners but last November she linked up with the anti-EU, anti-Islam Party for Freedom in the Netherlands led by Geert Wilders. Le Pen said of Farage’s decision to throw her over for the DLR, ''Nigel Farage appears ...

Marine Le Pen Blames EU for 'New Cold War' with Russia

Dutch politician Geert Wilders and leader of the leader of Austria's Freedom Party, Heinz-Christian Streiche, have also criticised the EU and expressed sympathy for Putin...

Rise of the right: Cross-Atlantic extremism

(Motivaction studied supporters of eurosceptic parties in five countries: Geert Wilders' Party for Freedom in the Netherlands, the Liga Nord in Italy, Flemish Interest in Belgium, the National Front in France, and the UK Independence Party in Britain. ) Tea Party supporters, however, are ...

Dutch Right-Winger Wilders Blames EU for Ukraine Crisis

ReutersFreedom Party (PVV) leader Geert Wilders speaking during an interview in The Hague on Thursday. Far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders has blamed the crisis in Ukraine on the EU, accusing it of inciting violence by dangling the "carrot" of EU integration. Weeks ahead ...

DutchNews.nl Immigrants bullied into leaving The Hague district, mayor pledges action

'There is nothing the matter with sentiment but we cannot tolerate the use of violence against other population groups,' city councillor Richard de Mos, a former MP for Geert Wilders' PVV, told local broadcaster Omroep West. Labour MP Ahmed Marcouch has asked justice minister Ivo ...

How the far right is uniting across Europe

Last year, vocal Dutch Islamphobe Geert Wilders and Marine Le Pen, the French moderniser of the National Front, announced an alliance going into the 2014 European elections. It seems likely the Northern League will abandon UKIP and the rest of the EFD in favour of this new bloc of ...

Website to fact-check EU election campaign claims

In February, Geert Wilders presented a report called ‘NExit’. The 164-page report claimed that a Dutch exit of the EU would boost the country's Gross Domestic Product by 10 to 13% by 2035 compared with the status quo. Economic experts and rival parties were quick to counter the study...

Le Pen would welcome UKIP 'with open arms'

The even bigger problem is that of Geert Wilders, Le Pen's ally, who Farage is reported to detest, politically and personally. Responding to Le Pen's plea, UKIP said they were "not interested in any deal with Ms Le Pen or her party"...

Tough choices ahead for European Parliament post elections

Opinion polls suggest that Marine Le Pen's Front National (FN) in France, Geert Wilders's Party for Freedom (PVV) in the Netherlands, and Nigel Farage's UK Independence Party (UKIP) will make big strides in this year's elections. However, it is by no means certain that all these groups ...

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Enlightened intolerance

To take the most obvious example, Geert Wilders, the leader of the far-right Party for Freedom (PVV), has been calling for banning the Koran since 2006. To legitimate this sort of language, Mr Wilders has advanced the novel claim that Islam is not a religion at all, but a ...

Europe's Eurosceptics more united than many think

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has ruled out cooperation with France's Marine Le Pen or PVV leader Geert Wilders, concerned that their past or ongoing controversies with race and religion could taint his brand of Euroscepticism. But the survey's findings may prompt him to reconsider...

France's Le Pen, in Moscow, blames EU for new 'Cold War'

Le Pen's Dutch political partner Geert Wilders has also said the EU made the first mistake. The way Europe has handled the crisis over Ukraine could become an issue in the European Parliament elections in May. Opinion polls suggest right-wing nationalist parties will perform well. French ...

Far right provincial councillor claims cash but fails to turn up

Amsterdam : Netherlands | Apr 08, 2014 at 1:09 AM PDT Monica Nunes, first elected on behalf of Geert Wilders' PVV, attended three meetings in 2012 and none since then but is still paid 1,150 a month, Nos television says. Nunes left the PVV in early 2012 after a string of conflicts and ...

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