Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Forty-Six Thousand Complaints about Eastern Europeans

Recently, the Freedom Party (PVV) put up a monitoring website on the internet for complaints about Middle and Eastern Europeans living in the Netherlands. In an ad it published in the “Volkskrant” daily, the PVV announced that so far 46,000 complaints about disturbances caused by these people have been received. The monitoring website has caused much criticism. Eastern European ambassadors have sent a letter against it to the Dutch government. Also the European Parliament and various European commissioners consider the monitoring site a scandal and discriminatory. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte refuses to condemn the site or to support it. He considers it a party matter.

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