He was bounced because he says what is going on in Russia and the Putin regime doesn't like it too much. The Putin regime likes yeah sayers like Marine Le Pen or the like.
Any nation can do a similar thing - I gave you Egypt in 2011 as an example. And also - Russia tended to sanction those who initially lobbied and supported anti-Russian sanctions.
So don't invite the Dutch parliament if you want to decide who will be in the delegation or not, if you don't admit one, nobody will come. So you perfectly demonstrated that the Douma knew in advance the reaction of the Dutch parliament so they wanted an international incident and got it.
Apparently, in Dutch parliament there were other people who wanted to visit and talk. When it became clear to you that your group contains a problematic candidate, the right course of actions for that candidate would be to step aside and not bother his colleagues who actually do want to visit. If your sanctioned friend wanted to talk to Russians - there are other opportunities, such as meet them during a PACE session, an OSCE event, organize a meeting in a third country, say, Switzerland, Belarus, Kazakhstan. But there is no need in staging a scandal.
BTW journalism in the Netherlands is top-notch, remind me where the Netherlands is ranked and where Russia is ranked?
Who’s doing the rankings? If rankings are done by the same kind of “journalists” that are totally cool with omissions like the ones I mentioned, then for them a quality journalistic work that actually uncovers a more complete picture is a propaganda, and hence not included into rating.
I know you want to defend the Putin regime here, fine, you talk nonsense again.
It is clear that the Russian Parliament doesn't really want to talk to the Dutch MEP's, unless they aren't too critical, otherwise, they would not have extended an invitation, Sjoerd will always be included in such a delegation. It is all fine, just another slap in the face of the Dutch, another way of trying to bully, another way to isolate itself.
Of course, the real victims of all these Putin regime's actions are the ordinary Russians, but it is quite apparent that that is not on the mind of the Putin regime, but you do not care about that.
It is just laughable that you attack the rankings for journalism. Pure propaganda trying to defend the indefensible. Russia has no free press, thanks to your Putin regime. But that is the case in any autocratic country. Like I said, you do not care about Russians, you only here to defend the Putin regime, nothing more.