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PVV: European Parliament to debate anti-European website of the Dutch PVV, position of PM to be questioned. Joseph Daul MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group


16 Feb 2012


Justice & Home Affairs

On a request from Joseph Daul MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group, the European Parliament has decided to hold a debate at its next plenary session on the anti-European and anti-immigrant internet website created by the Dutch PVV Party of Gert Wilders.

The debate will take place on March 13 in Strasbourg at the plenary session of the European Parliament.

Joseph Daul said: "I am angered that anyone could attack fellow Europeans. It is against all European and indeed human values to attack a group of people in this way. It is reckless to encourage hate and discrimination."

"We especially call on the Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, to declare the position of his government on this issue and come before the European Parliament to explain his defining silence on this issue."

For further information:

Joseph DAUL MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group, Tel: +33-3-88175525

Antoine Ripoll, Chairman's Spokesman, Tel: +32-475-856290

Delia Vlase, Chairman's Deputy Spokeswoman, Tel: +32-476-331038

Notes to Editors:

The EPP Group is by far the largest political group in the European Parliament with 271 Members.