Geert Wilders

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A protester holds a photo of Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte while he campaigns in The Hague. Photograph: Yves Herman

As the Netherlands goes to the polls to decide whether to back outgoing prime minister Mark Rutte, and his promise of economic stability, or to swing(...)

Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders  accuses premier Mark Rutte of being too “weak” to ban the Turkish foreign minister from addressing a rally. Photograph:  Cris Toala Olivares/Reuters

in The Hague With the Dutch general election campaign in its final week, far-right leader Geert Wilders has accused premier Mark Rutte of being too “w(...)

 German minister for foreign affairs Sigmar Gabriel  and Austrian chancellor Christian Kern  deliver a press statement after a meeting in Vienna. Photograph: Herbert Neubauer/AFP/Getty Images

Austrian chancellor Christian Kern on Sunday called for a European Union-wide ban on campaign appearances by Turkish politicians to avoid having indiv(...)

Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders drinks a beer  in a cafe in Volendam on Friday, after he resumed electioneering following a scare over his security. Photograph: Remko de Waal/EPA

As far-right leader Geert Wilders resumes electioneering after a scare over his security last week, Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte has warned voters(...)

Dutch political party leaders Alexander Pechtold of D66, Emile Roemer of the Socialist Party and Lodewijk Asscher of Labour during a break in a television debate on February 26th. Voters go to the polls on March 15th. Photograph: Bart Maat/ EPA

A fortnight from the Dutch general election, two new polls are suggesting a fall-off in support for far-right leader Geert Wilders and his Freedom Par(...)

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte (right) canvassing for votes in his country’s general election in Wormerveer. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte will take part in a head-to-head TV debate with his anti-Islam opponent, Geert Wilders, just two days before the gene(...)

Dutch far-right Freedom Party leader  Geert Wilders: little chance of becoming prime minister because the other parties will refuse to work with him. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty

There has been a blizzard of good economic news in these last weeks of the Dutch election campaign, reassuring voters that austerity is a thing of the(...)

The Liberal party of the  prime minister, Mark Rutte plans to cut welfare payments, according to CPB analysis. Photograph: Epa/Julien Warnand

While political parties in Ireland may publish individual policy papers between elections, parties wait until the election is underway to release thei(...)

Geert Wilders  addressing journalists as he officially launched his parliamentary election campaign in Spijkenisse last weekend. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders, who is leading polls ahead of next month’s election, said on Wednesday he had cancelled all public campaign(...)

Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders: is accompanied at all times by six plainclothes officers, lives in a “safe house” paid for by the state, wears a bullet-proof vest and is driven to and from work by armoured police vehicle. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty

Three weeks from the general election in the Netherlands, a police officer whose unit is responsible for the personal protection of individuals inclu(...)

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