Radio Netherlands Worldwide

SSO Login

More login possibilities:

Close
  • Facebook
  • Flickr
  • Twitter
  • Google
  • LinkedIn
Home
Monday 22 December  

Extra MEP for Wilders' PVV party

Published on 9 October 2009 - 4:24pm
More about:

The government will give the rightwing PVV Freedom Party an additional seat in the European Parliament if and when the Lisbon Treaty comes into force.

 

The Netherlands, which currently has 25 MEPs, will have 26 under the Lisbon Treaty. During the tally of June's European elections it was found that the assignment of that extra depends on the exact method of calculation. With one method the seat goes to Geert Wilders' rightwing party, with another to the Animal Rights Party, which currently has no MEP. The cabinet is now agreed that residual seats can only be assigned to parties which already are represented in the parliament.

The European Parliament in Brussels (Photo: flickr / TPCOM)
 

  • The European Parliament in Brussels (Photo: flickr / TPCOM)

Discussion

Post new comment

Please be reminded all comments must be in English, short and to the point - guideline 250 words. Abusive and inappropriate comments will be removed.

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <p> <br>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.

More information about formatting options

RNW on Facebook

RNW Player

Video highlights

Ladies on the move
RNW is keen on featuring inspiring women in our target countries, women who...
What about men?
In many countries, men don't stick around to raise their children. This is...