Dutch, French nationalist wins could trigger EU breakup: German Economy Min.
The European Union could face collapse if nationalist parties win the elections in the Netherlands and France this year, German Minister Sigmar Gabriel of Economic Affairs said tto the Bundestag lower house of parliament, Reuters reports.
"After the Brexit last year, if enemies of Europe manage again in the Netherlands or in France to get results then we face the threat that the largest civilization project of the 20th century, namely the European Union, could fall apart."
The Netherlands is holding parliamentary elections on March 15th. According to Dutch polls, the biggest party in the Netherlands at this moment is nationalist, anti-Islam, anti-EU party PVV. France's presidential elections follow on April 23rd.
"The French presidential elections this spring are bitter fateful elections for Europe", Gabriel said.