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Tuesday 30 September  
Geert Wilders

Geert Wilders

Geert Wilders' anti-islam platform has brought him death threats and a life of involuntary isolation surrounded by bodyguards. But it has also brought him success at the polls and increasing influence both here in the Netherlands and...

Article: Official assistance for Wilders' visa request

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has contacted the Australian authorities over the visa application by Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders. It is unclear why the visa has not yet been granted. The anti-Islam politician applied for a...

Article: Victory for the centre in Dutch elections

 The centre-right VVD party of Prime Minister Mark Rutte has emerged as winner of yesterday’s closely contested elections in the Netherlands. The centre-left Labour Party of Diedrik Samsom is in second place. Both parties have...

Article: Details revealed of foreign funding for Wilders’ Freedom Party

Populist Dutch politician Geert Wilders has been receiving financial support from American anti-Islam groups, a Reuters investigation revealed on Monday. While that information in itself is not new, the details provided in the Reuters...

Article: Wilders' supporters don't really care about headscarves

Many of those who vote for Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party would be horrified if its extreme anti-Islam policies were actually put into effect. They support him because he’s a wake-up call to other Dutch politicians, according to...

Article: Wilders gives Dutch politics a roller-coaster ride

The final debate of the parliamentary season continued deep into the night in the Dutch Lower House on Thursday, ending a roller coaster year for The Hague. When MPs return from their summer recess it will be election time. But for the...

Article: Two more MPs leave Geert Wilders’ party

Dutch Freedom Party (PVV) leader Geert Wilders is facing a mutiny just hours after his party programme for the upcoming general elections was made public. Parliament members Marcial Hernandez and Wim Kortenoeven have announced they will...

Article: Geert Wilders and Islamophobia in the US—on their way out?

Geert Wilders' autobiographical book Marked for Death: Islam’s War against the West and Me will be presented in New York on Tuesday. Will his message against Islam and the West’s alleged “Islamification” still...

Article: Dutch Press Review Tuesday 24 April 2012

The papers are full of the fallout of yesterday’s resignation of the government – the election date, economic reforms and political power games are all dealt with. Meanwhile, Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders is ‘free at...

Wilders back on the barricades
Netherlands Netherlands Article: Wilders back on the barricades

Article: Wilders back on the barricades

Early elections in the Netherlands are all but certain after negotiations on austerity measures broke down on Saturday. Geert Wilders, leader of the populist Freedom Party, dramatically walked out of the talks at the last minute, just as...

Article: Dutch government on brink of collapse

Geert Wilders has withdrawn his party’s support for the Dutch coalition government and has called for new elections. Prime Minister Mark Rutte says new elections are now very likely. The break occurred suddenly on Saturday afternoon...