Wilders’ party to take part in European elections
Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party has registered to take part in the elections for the European Parliament.THE NETHERLANDS – Geert Wilders' Freedom Party has registered to take part in the elections for the European Parliament. The controversial Dutch MP wants to campaign under the motto "For the Netherlands".
Wilders, who expects to win two or three of the 27 seats available to the Netherlands, plans to undo the entry of Bulgaria and Rumania to the European Union and block Turkey from joining. The elections for the European Parliament in the Netherlands are due to be held on 4 June.
Last week, Wilders, an outspoken Islam-critic, was denied entry to the United Kingdom. He had been invited to attend a viewing of his anti-Muslim film Fitna in the Upper House of the British parliament. His decision to fly to the UK despite a letter from the Home Office informing him he would not be allowed into the country led to extensive media coverage.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]