The union of Polish communities in Europe (EUWP) has written to prime minister Mark Rutte urging him to distance himself from a website set up by the government’s PVV alliance partner to collect complaints about central and eastern Europeans.
The organisation, which represents some eight million Polish nationals in Europe, said the website discriminates against citizens of central and eastern Europe working and living in the Netherlands.
‘Polish immigrants in Europe are amazed that such an initiative could happen in the 21st century within the European Union,’ the organisation said in the letter.
So far Rutte has refused to comment on the website, saying it is a matter for Geert Wilders’ PVV alone. He has been summoned to discuss the issue with the European parliament in March.