The hotline set up by the anti-immigration PVV earlier this year for people to report ‘problems’ caused by Eastern Europeans collected 40,000 complaints, the PVV says on its website.
Most of the complaints focused on drunkenness, noise and parking problems, the PVV said. Just 16% concerned unfair competition on the jobs market.
In total, the hotline received 175,000 reactions, which were mainly hate mails and spam.
The hotline led to a storm of protests in the Netherlands and in Europe, but prime minister Mark Rutte refused to condemn the initiative.
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