Friday, April 15, 2016 - 14:20
Wilders threatens lawsuit over Ukraine Referendum inaction
PVV leader Geert Wilders wants to take Prime Minister Mark Rutte to court. According to Wilders, the Prime Minister is breaking the law by not immediately responding to the "no"-vote in the referendum on the association agreement between the EU and Ukraine. Wilders told the Telegraaf that he researched the law of ministerial responsibility and based on what it says, Rutte can be prosecuted. He called the lack of response a "professional misconduct", which could a prison sentence of up to three years, according to Wilders. The PVV leader and other PVV members therefore filed a complaint with Tweede Kamer president Khadija Arib, asking her to investigate. The majority of people who voted in the Ukraine referendum on April 6th, voted against the association agreement between the country and the EU. Earlier this week Prime Minister Mark Rutte promised a response on the outcome by June.