Geert Wilders thinks the leaders of France's Front National and Austria's FPÖ are suitable political partners and there is nothing in the way of working with them in Europe, he told television current affairs show Nieuwsuur on Wednesday night.

Wilders is hoping to form a European parliamentary grouping with the two parties and other far-right populist parties after the May 22 and 25 elections but has been criticised for linking up with anti-semitic parties.

Earlier in the day, the Dutch Jewish organisation CIDI accused Wilders of compromising his principles for trying to form an alliance with far right European parties.

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