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Dutch government asks for more time to decide on EU-Ukraine Association agreement
15:31, 31 October 2016
Dutch government asks for more time to decide on EU-Ukraine Association agreement

The decision to be made by December 15-16, - Dutch PM Mark Rutte

15:31, 31 October 2016

Unian

The government of the Netherlands asked for extra time to decide on the ratification of EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. Mark Rutte, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, posted this at Facebook on Monday.  

‘Our commitment is to see to it that the European council reaches the desirable result, a solution to settle down the major problems during the discussion about the Association Agreement; the respective discussion will be held on December 15 and 16,’ Rutte wrote.

Previously, the Dutch parliament asked Rutte to make his mind on the issue until November 1.

Earlier, the official said the government would most likely not ratify the agreement between the EU and Ukraine, taking into account the April referendum results, where two-thirds of the voters said ‘no’ to the ratification of the agreement.    

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