More Dutch to support EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, - survey

Source : 112 Ukraine

One-third of the respondents still haven’t made up their mind
12:48, 1 February 2016 People's Project

The number of Dutch nationals, who support the ratification of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, is growing. The Volkskrant outlet quoted the recent survey which says that 44.5 percent of the surveyed are ready to say “yes” to ratification of the document by the Netherlands.

According to Volkskrant, last year, only 38 percent voiced out their support to the initiative.

However, most of the respondents in the Netherlands are still skeptic about the agreement’s future. 55.5 of the surveyed refused to support the agreement’s ratification at the forthcoming referendum in the Netherland.

As is known, the plebiscite, slated for April 6, 2016, is supposed to state the will of the Dutch people as they will either accept or deny the ratification of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement by the Netherlands.  

At the same time, about one-third of the surveyed said they still haven’t made up their mind on the matter, so as the referendum approaches, the survey’s data might change.

The sociologists explain that there are strong Euro-skepticist attitudes in the Dutch society; besides, the Dutch are not ready yet for further expansion of the EU’s eastern borders.

Previously, Ukrainian volunteers shot the video to promote the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement among the Dutch people. The Ukrainian government said it would launch a campaign aiming to support the country’s European integration.      

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