Minister agrees to explain parliament’s position on anti-Pole website

Foreign minister Uri Rosenthal told MPs on Thursday evening he would ensure his contacts abroad are aware parliament is opposed to the PVV’s website to collect complaints about central and eastern Europeans.

MPs from all parties, apart from the anti-immigration PVV and the VVD Liberals, condemned the initiative in a vote last week.
Rosenthal again refused to criticise the website himself, but said he would register parliament’s objections if asked about the site by his foreign contacts. Rosenthal and prime minister Mark Rutte have repeatedly said the website is the responsibility of the PVV not the government.
The PVV has a formal alliance with the minority cabinet and is currently taking part in negotiations on finding some €9bn to reduce the budget deficit.

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