Dutch voters allegedly misinformed about EU: Kroes
Dutch politicians are misinforming voters with lies and half-truths about the European Union, says European Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes.The Hague – European Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes is accusing Dutch politicians of deliberately misinforming voters with lies and half-truths about the European Union.
In an interview with de Telegraaf, Kroes said she is hearing too much nonsense about the campaign for the European elections on 4 June.
The former VVD minister lashed out at Socialist Party leader Dennis de Jong, who said more than 170,000 people worked for the European Commission.
Kroes said the actual number of people working for the European Commission was 32,000, and accused de Jong of including lobbyists, EU member state officials and other civil servants working in Brussels in his figures.
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