European MPs work on motions condemning PVV anti-Pole website

Members of the European parliament are working on motions condemning a website set up by the anti-immigration PVV where people can complain about central and eastern Europeans, Dutch world service radio reports on Monday.

A draft version of one motion states the ‘PVV hotline openly incites to discriminate against European Union workers from Central and Eastern European countries and is creating divisions between communities in the Dutch society’.
The motion calls on the ‘European Council and the government of the Netherlands to formally condemn the PVV hotline since it undermines those rights as it is an affront to European values and principles’.
Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte has repeatedly refused to condemn the website, saying it is a matter for the PVV alone. Rutte’s minority government has a formal alliance with the PVV on economic policy and immigration.
The European parliament is due to debate the website on Tuesday, but it is unclear what, if any, status the motion has, the Volkskrant states.
The chairman of the European parliament Martin Schulz has already said the website is unacceptable.
The website has already been condemned by European commissioners, MEPs, employers’ leaders, ambassadors and migrant labour groups.
It places newspaper headlines such as ‘Eastern Europeans, increasingly criminal’ alongside a complaints hotline.
The PVV says the aim is to gain insight into ‘problems caused by central and eastern Europeans in terms of crime, alcoholism, drugs use, dumping household waste and prostitution’.

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