According to Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, the Netherlands' plan to ship asylum seekers arriving in Greece back to Turkey on a returning ferry is "illegal". The European Union does not participate in "pushing back" asylum seekers
PVV leader Geert Wilders released a video message on YouTube calling for all male asylum seekers to be locked up in asylum centers. He wants the asylum centers to be closed institutions for the male asylum seekers so that "our women" can be protected from "testosterone bombs".
In response to the mass sexual assaults in Cologne over New Year's, the PVV plans to hand out "resistance spray" to women so that they can protect themselves from attacks by "Islamic testosterone bombs". The spray contains a dye that will stain an attacker's skin and clothing. It is a legal alternative to banned pepper spray, ANP reports.
Former lawyer Bram Moszkowicz is no longer party leader for the VNL. The party management said goodbye to him on Wednesday because he lacks "outspoken commitment to politics", according to the party's press release. Party members told the Limburger that Moszkowicz was unreliable, took the wrong standpoints in interviews and didn't read the files the VNL gave him.
Khadija Arib, PvdA, was elected to succeed Anouchka van Miltenburg as president of the Tweede Kamer, lower house of Dutch parliament,
Vocal anti-Islamist Geert Wilders used his hidden, personal Twitter account to follow 17 different Donald Duck profiles and Dutch porn business woman and actress Kim Holland, reported RTL Nieuws on Tuesday. He also used the account to follow dozens of journalists, despite often showing contempt for them as a whole in public.
The lower house of Dutch parliament is electing a new president on Wednesday. And with four candidates with controversy clinging to almost all of them, it seems to be building up to be a tense election.
SP faction leader in Hoogeveen Bianca Behr caused quite a commotion when she posted a picture showing Adolf Hitler, PVV leader Geert Wilders and American presidential candidate Donald Trump on Twitter and asked her followers to "spot the difference".
European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker warns that a definite "no vote" in the Netherlands' referendum about the association agreement with Ukraine in April will lead to a major crisis. PVV leader Geert Wilders calls this warning "intimidation". D66 leader Alexander Pechtold sees it as a threat.
The large number of sexual assaults in Cologne, Germany over New Year's has the PVV and leader Geert Wilders' anti refugee statements' popularity at an all time high. The anti-Islam party currently has 41 seats according to Maurice de Hond's latest poll, an increase of 2 seats compared to the previous poll in mid-December.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte implored on asylum seekers to conform to the Dutch way of life if they want to make the Netherlands their home. On this their can be “no compromise,” he said at the press conference following his weekly cabinet meeting.
Speaking out about the mass sexual assaults on New Year’s Eve in Cologne, Germany, Dutch Justice secretary Klaas Dijkhoff said the suspected assailants are definitely “not real men,” he told broadcaster NOS.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte calls the large number of sexual violence incidents in Cologne, Germany over New Year's "completely unacceptable". "It is disgusting and too bizarre for words"
The remarks made by the mayor of Cologne about the very high number of sexual assaults in the German city during New Year's lead to fierce criticism from Dutch politicians. Mayor Henriette Reker suggested that women should keep strangers "at arms length to avoid sexual harassment". Dutch Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher calls this statement "completely the wrong signal" that creates the impression that the victims could have done something to stop it.
Anti-Islam political party leader Geert Wilders scoffed at Labour leader Diederik Samsom’s assertion that the Dutch citizenry would support taking up to 200,000 asylum seekers. The migration is a direct consequence of the war in Syria, and people which will continue to seek refuge elsewhere until there is peace in the region
PVV leader Geert Wilders is the Netherlands' worst politician of 2015, according to Jos Wienen, Mayor of Katwijk and the man responsible for the committee asylum and integration in the Association of Dutch Municipalities, on NPO Radio 1 program Kamerbreed on Saturday.
Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health does not agree with fellow VVD member and Prime Minister Mark Rutte that the PVV should be excluded from coalition cooperation as long as Geert Wilders does not take back his his contentious statements calling for fewer Moroccans in the Hague
PVV leader Geert Wilders responded to his political colleagues' call for him to denounce xenophobic violence in the asylum debate exactly as D66 leader Alexander Pechtold expected him to. He has no intention of doing so.
The community of Pannerden rallied around the Somali family in the town who was the target of a racist attack last. The family's home was pelted with fireworks on Thursday. The perpetrators left a flyer stuck on the front door showing a picture of PVV leader Geert Wilders and the words: "White is better, own nation first! Immigrants must go! This is just the beginning!"
PVV leader Geert Wilders' political colleagues think that he should denounce violence in the asylum debate. The PVV leader regularly calls for resistance against the arrival of asylum seekers or centers. And this often turns into violence.
On Thursday PVV leader Geert Wilders posted a picture of a grandstand full of people in white robes on Twitter. "This is the Moroccan parliament", he wrote. The tweet provoked a a stream of reactions from people who wanted to show Wilders what other things are.
Geert Wilders was named the Netherlands' politician of the year for 2015 in EenVandaag's annual election. The PVV leader received 25 percent of the 37 thousand votes. GroenLinks leader Jesse Klaver came in second place with 14 percent of the votes and Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem (PvdA) came in third with 9 percent.
PVV leader Geert Wilders will be allowed to call a number of witnesses in the hate speech trial against him. The court in The Hague gave him permission to do so this week
Mohamed Ouaamari, a Flemish student from Antwerpen, applied for a job at anti-Islam party PVV. The job listing was posted by PVV leader Geert Wilders on Twitter on Monday.