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Dutch Parliament disapproved offer to not ratify EU-Ukraine Association Agreement
19:44, 19 April 2016
Dutch Parliament disapproved offer to not ratify EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

76 Dutch MPs voted ‘no’ for the respective bill

19:44, 19 April 2016

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According to Dutch News, the Dutch Parliament declined the offer, which came from the opposition Socialist party.  76 Dutch MPs voted ‘no’, overweighing the 71 ‘yes’. Now, the government will have extra time to decide on the Agreement’s prospects in the Netherlands.

The Dutch Parliament ratified the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement in July 2015. However, local Euroskeptics offered to hold a referendum where the Dutchmen were supposed to either support or disapprove the idea of ratification of the document.  

On April 12, the Dutch Election Committee announced the official results of the referendum, under which 61 percent of the participants voted against the EU-Ukraine association. 

Related: Online Broadcast: announcement of Dutch referendum’s official results

Related: Ambassador: Relations between Ukraine and the Netherlands at their best despite results of referendum

Related: Dutch referendum: consequences for Ukraine, the Netherlands,and EU

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