The cabinet will on Friday consider a suggestion that political movements without members, such as Geert Wilder’s PVV grouping, be eligible for government money, Nos tv reports on Wednesday.
Home affairs minister Gusje ter Horst wants to extend the party funding scheme, which covers parties with over 1,000 members, to include the PVV and Rita Verdonk’s Trots op Nederland, Nos said.
Wilders makes a political point about not receiving government funding. The PVV does get money to fund its parliamentary operation..
Ter Horst also wants to put a €50,000 limit on donations to political parties. Gifts of over €2,500 should no longer be anonymous, Ter Horst was quoted as saying.
Political parties are currently required to make all donations over €4,500 public but as both TON and the PVV are not official parties, they do not have to comply.
In April, a government advisory body said new political movements should be eligible for funding.
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