EP: Results of Dutch referendum mustn’t influence content of the Association

Source : 112 Ukraine

First, we must receive very specific information from government of the Netherlands, - Plenkovic
14:34, 22 April 2016

Rejection of Ukraine-EU Association in Dutch referendum mustn’t influence content of the Agreement, stated Head of Delegation of European Parliament in Ukraine-EU Association Committee Andrej Plenkovic in an interview with UNIAN correspondent.

“We must find a solution, that would be adopted at the level of Council or at the level of European Parliament, that would contain a response to concerns of the Dutch people, perhaps by way of a declaration, but without any formal changes to the content of the Agreement. This would be fair to Ukraine and take into account results of the referendum”, - Plenkovic said.

Plenkovic also noted, that it’s necessary to receive “very specific information from government of the Netherlands as to what they intend to do about it”. “Then, we’ll see which way to go”, - he added.

It has been reported earlier, that government of the Netherlands will decide on its position concerning Ukraine-EU Association Agreement not sooner than the end of June.

On April 12, the Netherlands announced results of the Association referendum: 61% of the Dutch voted against the Association, turnout amounted to 32,2% (out of necessary 30%).

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