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Netherlands afraid of Ukraine's membership in EU, defense and financial cooperation, - source
17:46, 8 October 2016
Netherlands afraid of Ukraine's membership in EU, defense and financial cooperation, - source

There is also apprehension that Ukrainians will massively seek employment in EU

17:46, 8 October 2016

Unian

"Dzerkalo Tyzhnya", citing a source in the Ukrainian government said what exactly bothers the Netherlands in Ukrainian issue, on which depends the fate of the ratification of the EU-Ukraine Association.

The author writes that, firstly, the Dutch are afraid that after the adoption of this  Agreement Ukraine could eventually become an EU member.

Second, they are concerned about EU cooperation with Ukraine in the field of defense, which, according to the Netherlands, is the prerogative of NATO, not the EU.

Thirdly, the Netherlands residents are concerned that due to the agreement Ukraine will receive direct access to the EU's finances.

Also, the Netherlands reportedly bothers that the agreement will enable Ukrainians to freely move to Europe for the purpose of employment. Also they are afraid of famous Ukrainian corruption.

Earlier it was reported that the European Commission does not know when and what decision will be taken according to the EU-Ukraine Association.

It should be noted that the Dutch parliament ordered the government until November to decide the issue of association with Ukraine.

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