National Electoral Council of the Netherlands blessed the holding of a referendum on key Treaty on the unity between the European Union and Ukraine. Now the Dutch authorities will be obliged to hold a General plebiscite for six months. The Dutch News about it.
the magazine informs that supporters of the referendum turned out to collect no longer needed for the purpose of voting 300000 signatures. The publication noted that the " spot check 427939 signatures indicated that only about 1,000 of the signatures were fictitious ".
according to Dutch News, the initiator of collecting signatures is Geenpeil Committee, which opposes EU enlargement, and considers that " the agreement on Union with Ukraine will only harm the democratic system of the Netherlands ".
first of a number of specialists have expressed that the very idea of such a referendum cast doubt on the unity of the European policy towards Ukraine.
"it is unclear what effect will have valaisiana on Dutch government policy, but the referendum itself can further complicate the EU's policies in Ukraine, as it calls into question a key contract with Kiev ", - before the publication of the financial times.
The main problem of the referendum is the fact that the contract with Ukraine could only enter into force if a decision would be taken unanimously by all EU member States, according to the publication. The Dutch Parliament has already blessed the Association, Now, however, the appropriateness of this decision is questioned by Dutch society, concludes the FT.