• The far-right Party for Freedom (PVV), led by Geert Wilders, has reached a provisional coalition deal to form a new government in the Netherlands, marking a historic shift towards the right.

  • The coalition agreement includes plans for the toughest immigration and asylum policies in decades, with proposals to opt-out of EU asylum rules and impose stricter border controls.

  • Wilders, known for his anti-Islam rhetoric, celebrated the deal as a “historic day” for his party and the far-right in the Netherlands.

  • The coalition partners aim to implement a “course correction” in Dutch politics, promising a tougher stance on immigration, crime, and Islamic extremism.

  • Reactions from other parties and civil society groups have been mixed, with some expressing concerns about the coalition’s hardline policies and the inclusion of Wilders’ party.

  • The incoming prime minister, whose identity has not been revealed, faces a challenging task in managing the diverse coalition and implementing its controversial agenda.