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Mandatory heat pumps abolished as farmers’ party takes net zero fight into heart of Dutch government

Mandatory heat pumps abolished as farmers’ party takes net zero fight into heart of Dutch government

Compulsory farm buyouts will now be replaced with a voluntary scheme, which was one of the Dutch Farmer-Citizen Movement’s (BBB) conditions for entering government with Mr Wilders. The BBB triumphed in regional elections after a vote dominated by the tractors’ protests that inspired similar populist uprisings against EU green rules across Europe. In the general...

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Dutch far-Right government set for immigration showdown with EU

Dutch far-Right government set for immigration showdown with EU

Frans Timmermans, the former EU climate chief and leader of the opposition GreenLeft–Labour party, said the pact was “disastrous”. Mr Wilders, an ardent eurosceptic, was forced to ditch a campaign promise to hold a Brexit-style Nexit referendum and sacrifice his hopes of being prime minister to get the deal over the line. The prime minister...

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The Netherlands veers sharply to right with new government dominated by party of Geert Wilders

The Netherlands veers sharply to right with new government dominated by party of Geert Wilders

THE HAGUE – Anti-Islam firebrand Geert Wilders and three other party leaders agreed on a coalition deal early Thursday that veers the Netherlands toward the hard right, capping a half year of tumultuous negotiations that still left it unclear who will become prime minister. The “Hope, courage and pride” agreement introduces strict measures on asylum...

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A Dutch anti-Islam party says it’s brokered a provisional coalition deal for a hard-right government

A Dutch anti-Islam party says it’s brokered a provisional coalition deal for a hard-right government

BRUSSELS (AP) — Anti-Islam firebrand Geert Wilders and three other Dutch party leaders said Wednesday they have brokered a provisional coalition deal in a move that brings closer a government driven by the hard right in yet another European Union nation. The party leaders said that they will put the text to their party backbenchers...

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The Netherlands hardens stance as transgender law voted down

The Netherlands hardens stance as transgender law voted down

Those three parties are in coalition talks with the pro-business VVD, which voted not to withdraw the bill and was the dominant party in the last government. Meanwhile, 70 MPs voted against ditching the bill. The caretaker government will now have to decide what to do about the motion brought by NSC, which was formed...

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Geert Wilders: Netherlands ‘Europe’s fool’ for taking too many Ukrainian refugees

Geert Wilders: Netherlands ‘Europe’s fool’ for taking too many Ukrainian refugees

Geert Wilders, the anti-immigration party leader in pole position to be the next Dutch prime minister, said on Monday that the Netherlands was “Europe’s fool” for accepting too many Ukrainian refugees. The hard-Right nationalist won a shock landslide victory in the Dutch general election three months ago but has so far failed to form a...