Greek crisis puts strain on Dutch coalition

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Series Details 20.5.11
Publication Date 20/05/2011
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Article reports that Mark Rutte, the Dutch Prime Minister, has attacked Geert Wilders, the far-right politician, on the 19 May 2011 over demands that the Netherlands pulls out of the Greek bail-out led by the European Union and International Monetary Fund.

The Greek debt crisis has led to significant tension in the Netherlands’ shaky coalition government. Mr Wilders, leader of the Party for Freedom (PVV), has repeatedly attacked the government’s support for IMF aid to Greece.

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