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March 23, 2023

Dutch MEP Geert Wilders: Romania and Bulgaria should leave the EU

Dutch MEP Geert Wilders, the head of the Freedom Party in the Netherlands, a political group described as being “Islamophobic” and far-right, said in an interview with Euronews that Romania and Bulgaria should leave the European Union.

When asked whether the EU should open the doors to Ukraine, Wilders replied, “No, I think that no other country should join Europe. I’m even in favour of Romania and Bulgaria to leave the EU.” The Dutch Euro-Deputy added that his party voted against the ratification treaty in the Dutch parliament for the accession of Romania and Bulgaria. When asked why he believed Romania and Bulgaria should leave the Union, Wilders said he believed “those countries were not ready at all (e. n. to join the EU), were very unready and very corrupt as well.”

Moreover, he added that the Dutch people believe that Europe is large enough. “They are against any more countries joining and I share their view. We should have a small Europe with more little tasks, than an enlarged Europe with even more influence,” he explained.

Wilders also said he was very concerned for the future of Europe. “I believe Europe is a beautiful continent with strong countries, but unfortunately, because of the influx of the mass immigration and the Islamisation of our societies, I’m afraid that at the end of the day it will cost us our freedom,” he said.

In the context, he underlined that he opposes Turkey’s joining the EU as well, because it is an Islamic country. Wilders explained that he has nothing against Muslims, but against Islamic ideology, which is a “totalitarian” one. “I’m against a federal Europe. I want us to stay independent, and Holland to only cooperate in the economical framework, and I’m against the joining of Turkey. I’ve nothing against Turkey, it’s a very respected ally within NATO and a good friend of the Dutch people. But I believe it’s not a member of the family.”

“A good neighbour is not the same as being a member of the family, and it’s an Islamic country. We will not only pay a very high price when it comes to all the costs, all the money that we will have to pay to Turkey, but it’s an Islamic country and will get even more immigration to our societies, which is the last thing that we should need,” Geert Wilders said.

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