Thursday, April 7, 2016

Dutch Referendum says No to EU-Ukraine Deal

A Dutch advisory referendum voted down the EU’s free trade deal with the Ukraine.  Only 38% of the voters supported the agreement.  This was the first people’s referendum since a new law came into force which allowed 300,000 signatures to trigger a national non-binding vote.  The Dutch government is greatly embarrassed by the voting as it is currently the president of the EU.  It may have to decide not to ratify the association agreement.

No comments: