“Not so long ago, PM Rutte threatened Hungary with financial penalty citing the rule of law. Today the Dutch govt resigned over a child benefit scandal. No need to lecture each other & interfere in domestic affairs. Let the Dutch people decide on their future & the Hungarians on theirs.”
So true, the hypocrisy of Renew Europe and EU federalists like Rutte. Unfortunately, this resignation is symbolic and new elections are in March. Rutte is still running (he failed to do the honorable thing by dropping out) and will likely prevail.
Still, it’s a major embarrassment for the Netherlands and one of Macron’s allies inside Renew Europe. Guy Verhofstadt, who never misses a chance to bash Hungary, is also very silent regarding the failings of his ally Rutte.