Animal rights party claims extra EU seat

Animal rights party PvdD is claiming the extra seat which the Netherlands will get in the European parliament when the Lisbon treaty comes into effect, the NRC reports on Monday.

The party should get the seat on the basis of the number of votes cast in the June European elections.
However, the cabinet is insisting the extra seat can only be given to a party which already has representatives in Brussels, and that is Geert Wilders’ anti-immigration PVV.
The NRC says the PvdD will not accept this decision, but does not state what action the party is planning to take.