Flemish leader tells Spain’s ruling party to ‘keep its mouth shut’
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Flemish leader tells Spain’s ruling party to ‘keep its mouth shut’
Flemish leader tells Spain’s ruling party to ‘keep its mouth shut’

The Popular Party had accused Belgium’s N-VA of having a ‘xenophobic past.’

By SAIM SAEED 11/6/17, 4:46 PM CET Updated 11/6/17, 5:18 PM CET

A spat between Spain’s ruling Popular Party (PP) and Flemish nationalists escalated as the leader of Belgium’s N-VA party said Monday that the PP “should keep its mouth shut” when talking about party history.

In the back-and-forth dispute, Popular Party member and MEP Esteban González Pons had called the N-VA’s criticism of Madrid’s handling of the Catalan crisis “irresponsible and dangerous for the necessary cooperation between EU member states,” according to Belgian broadcaster RTBF. He also called the N-VA a “nationalist, anti-European party,” adding that it “has a xenophobic history, especially towards immigrants.” (...)

https://www.politico.eu/article/cataloni...-its-past/

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