Martin Schulz called on EU’s political forces and common citizens of EU member countries to start struggling for united Europe. He said this in an interview with Funke-Mediengruppe (all-in.de).
The official also expressed his regret over the results of the nationwide Dutch referendum, where almost two-thirds of the citizens voted against Ukraine’s association with the EU. According to Schulz, the opponents of association had a lot of arguments, but none of them concerned the content of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.
“The agreement is an important part of efforts aimed at bringing peace to the region, which was worn out by military aggression and war. It’s cynical that those responsible for the crisis in Ukraine now gloat over the referendum’s results”, said the President of the European Parliament.
As 112 International reported, the nationwide referendum in the Netherlands took place on April 6. The plebiscite was supposed to show the attitude of the Dutch towards political association between the EU and Ukraine. According to various exit polls released across the country after the referendum, 61 percent of the respondents voted “contra”.
The official results of the referendum will be released on April 12.