About the good Dutch

Posted by Marek Siwiec MEP on 11/02/12
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The nationalist Dutch Freedom Party (PVV) launched a website on which they collect complaints about the bad Poles disturbing the peace and prosperity of the Dutch. The idea is stupid because on the Internet you can anonymously enter any nonsense and the legal party’s seal will accredit it. I do not think the idea is worthy of the highest Polish authorities’ fury because its risk is small. The Dutch are a very peaceful nation and deserve a different reaction.

Here is my suggestion – “Good Dutchman”. I encourage the Poles, Bulgarians, Romanians and others who have visited this country and know its people, to write in comments under this entry 2-3 sentences about their experiences. I believe that the vast majority of them is positive. Let’s put together those who think positively about each other against those who want to glorify the stench.
Here is my first comment:

I came to the Netherlands in 1975. I was hitchhiking, and in places where I couldn’t do it – I was cycling. At the entrance to highway cars were not allowed to stop. So I got caught by the police, fined (5 guilders) and taken together with the bike in a place where it was possible to thumb a ride.

4 Responses to About the good Dutch »»

  1. Comment by Pipeloentje | 2012/02/13 at 13:22:55

    The Dutch may be a very loud, stubborn and know-it-all bunch (at least compared to the Belgians), but to be honest doing business with them is the best in the world. What a Dutchman promises, he will always deliver. They are very tough negotiators, but once you have a deal with them, you will get value for your money for sure. This trustworthiness is the same in friendships, they may tell you things you do not want to hear, but they will stand by you when you are in need. All my Dutch (and Polish, Bulgarian, Romanian, etc) friends are great people!!! Thanks for this initiative Mr Siwiec!

  2. Comment by Georgi Gotev | 2012/02/15 at 13:57:29
  3. Comment by Marek Siwiec MEP | 2012/02/22 at 14:03:01

    Follow up of this topic – http://mareksiwiec.blogactiv.eu/?p=205

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  1. [...] First victims of the action “Boycott the Dutch” Posted by Marek Siwiec MEP on 22/02/12 Tags: boycott, Geert Wilders, Jacek Saryusz-Wolski, Sebastian Bodu, website  var addthis_product = 'wpp-261'; var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true};As everyone knows, the xenophobic website of the Dutch Party for Freedom has been widely condemned. Many countries did it through their ambassadors, so did the European parliament and the UE Commissioner on justice Viviane Reding. A minority of the protesters, myself included, decided to conquer evil with good. Rather then resent Geert Wilders’ rudeness, I praise the Dutch as a wise nation. [...]

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Marek Siwiec, Polish Member of the European Parliament, writes about European Neighbourhood Policy, defence policy, Polish Presidency of the EU Council, Polish politics and other topics related to European and international affairs. more.

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