UNITED NETHERLANDS? - DUTCH PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS
Right after the Dutch elections our experts will discuss the results of the vote in a panel discussion. Between 2002 and 2012 five elections were held in the Netherlands and none of the governments could fill out their whole mandate. In 2012 a coalition of the Labour Party (PvdA) and the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) won majority, however during the last years – most of all due to the migration crisis – the popularity of the Party for Freedom (PVV) started growing with a surprising rate. Geert Wilders, the party’s leader promised a referendum on the countries EU membership, should he win the elections.
What policy will the newly elected administration follow? Will they be able to form a stable government? These and similar questions will be answered during our panel discussion on the 21st of March 2017.
6pm Welcoming remarks
HE Gajus Scheltema, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Hungary
6.10pm Panel discussion
Dr Gábor Péli, Vice-Director at the Centre for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Roeland Termote, Central and Eastern Europe Correspondent, NRC Handelsblad and De Standaard
Moderator: Péter Dobrowiecki, Head of the EU-V4 Office, AJKC
Venue: 4, Czuczor Street, 1093 Budapest (AJKC Lecture Hall)
Date: 6pm, 21 March, 2017
This event is public, but registration is needed.