Netherlands' opposition stands for abolition of EU-Ukraine association ratification

Source : 112 Ukraine

Dutch Prime Minister Rutte tries to enlist the support of a majority in the Senate concerning ratification of the EU-Ukraine Association
15:39, 29 October 2016

112 Agency

Dutch opposition leaders see no reason to change their position in relation to the results of the referendum on EU-Ukraine Association after the emotional appeal of Prime Minister Mark Rutte. This was reported by the Dutch broadcaster NOS.

"We maintain our point of view that will wait for the government decision, and then express our decision", - said the leader of the CDA party, which is part of the coalition.

The head of D66 party believes that Rutte is now responsible for the consequences of the referendum: "This is his revenge for the lack of campaign and for the abcense of the timely responds to that results of the referendum."

"I do not see sufficient reason to neglect the opinions of my voters," - said the leader of the Greens, who are also against the association.

Rutte is now trying to win the support of the majority in Senate, and for that he needs 17 votes of deputies CDA, D66, and Green party.

It should be noted that the Dutch parliament obliged the government until November to decide the question of the association of Ukraine and the EU. At the same time Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte said that the government is likely to not ratify the Association Agreement between the European Union and Ukraine, taking into account the results of the April referendum.

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