Germany’s Merkel “regrets Dutch right-wing” government formation
Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that she “regrets” the formation of a Dutch right-wing government including Geert Wilders’ anti-Islam Party for Freedom (PVV).
Addressing German legislators, Merkel said there was no question however that her country would continue to cooperate with its neighbour.
“We simply have to accept within Europe that sovereign countries’ government formation cannot completely terminate our cooperation in Europe,” the chancellor said.
Merkel referred to the EU’s boycott of Austria in the year 2000, when Joerg Haider’s xenophobic Freedom Party entered government.
“The way Austria was treated did not really serve the European idea,” Merkel said.
The chancellor’s comments came after a senior opposition member, Axel Schaefer of the Social Democrats (SPD), called on Merkel to distance herself from political movements with right-wing tendencies within the EU.
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