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Romanian and Polish MEP ask for boycott of Dutch products

Romanian member of the European Parliament (MEP), Sebastian Bodu, and Polish MEP Jacek Saryusz-Wolski are asking citizens in the 12 states which joined the European Union after 2004 to boycott any Dutch products, in protest to The Hague extremism.

In a joint statement, the two MEPs say they felt "profoundly injured and threatened" by the atitude of the Dutch party PVV.

Their request comes after the extreme right-wing party PVV, led by Geert Wilders, launched a website where the Dutch can state their discontent with Eastern European workers: "Do you have problems with people in Central and Eastern Europe? Did you lose your job because of a Polish, Bulgarian, Romanian or other Eastern European citizen? We want to know!" the website says.

The Dutch government took no measure to close the website, despite requests from the Romanian Foreign Affairs Ministry and the European Parliament group Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE).

European Parliament members Bodu and Saryusz-Wolski said the 100 million citizens in the 12 countries in Eastern Europe which joined the European Union after 2004 have the same rights as Dutch citizens.

They said one can live without the Dutch products, and they give examples of Dutch brands to be boycotted by Eastern European citizens: Shell, Heineken, Dove, TNT, Amstel, Lipton, Rexona, Knorr, Axe, Wolters Kluwer, Tom Tom and so on, the statement reads.

"If the Dutch don't want us, we don't want their products either."

The Netherlands is one of the main opponents to Romania joining the Schengen border-free area as well. Romania and Bulgaria, who joined the European Union in 2007, were supposed to join the border-free Schengen area in March last year. Their accession has been blocked twice by several European countries, which said they feared organised criminality and corruption, with regards to the fact the two countries would thus guard the Eastern European Union border. Finland, The Netherlands, Germany and France opposed the two countries' accession to Schengen. In September, the decision on the matter was postponed indefinitely.

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