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Dutch referendum voters overwhelmingly reject closer EU links to Ukraine - The Guardian

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte casts his vote in the referendum in The Hague. Photograph: Bart Maat/AFP/Getty Images. Dutch voters have overwhelmingly rejected a Ukraine-European Union treaty on closer political and economic ties, in a rebuke to their ...and more »

Ukraine has been part of Europe for nearly a millennium. - Washington Post

Ukraine is once again at the center of European discussion. On April 6, in a nonbinding referendum, Dutch citizens voted by 61 percent to reject the E.U.-Ukraine Association Agreement. All 27 other E.U. members already have approved it. This is the ...and more »

Netherlands rejects EU-Ukraine partnership deal - BBC News

Voters in the Netherlands have rejected in a referendum an EU partnership deal to remove trade barriers with Ukraine. Turnout was low, 32.2%, but above the 30% threshold for the vote to be valid. The deal was rejected by 61.1% of votes, compared with ...and more »

Dutch EU no vote has worrying lessons for anti-Brexit campaign - The Guardian

People vote in the referendum on the EU-Ukraine association agreement in the Netherlands. Photograph: Peter Dejong/AP. The Dutch have said no in another EU referendum. Asked to vote on an EU treaty with Ukraine that paves the way for deeper ties, Dutch ...and more »

Dutch Referendum Rejects Trade Deal Between EU and Ukraine - New York Times

LONDON — Voters in a Dutch referendum on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected a trade and cooperation agreement between the European Union and Ukraine, casting doubt over the future of the accord and delivering a new blow to supporters of European ...and more »

Dutch gear up for the other EU vote giving Brussels a headache - The Guardian

Activists, some wearing Putin masks, stage a tug of war in front of the Dutch embassy in Kiev to urge the Netherlands to vote yes to the association treaty with Ukraine. Photograph: Efrem Lukatsky/AP. The dividing lines of the referendum are clearly ...and more »

This Dutch referendum spells trouble for Europe - The Guardian

Almost two-thirds of voters in the Netherlands rejected closer EU links with Ukraine. The result will only boost anti-EU campaigns both there and in Britain. Fri 8 Apr 2016 06.19 EDT Last modified on Sun 26 Mar 2017 09.00 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share ...and more »

Dutch referendum result is latest energy-sapping blow to EU cohesion - The Guardian (blog)

Europe isn't coming together in a federal fantasy, it's coming apart. We'll miss it if it disappears. Thu 7 Apr 2016 08.48 EDT Last modified on Wed 20 Sep 2017 13.01 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via Email; View more sharing options ...and more »

Dutch Referendum Could Cause Trouble for European Union - New York Times

LONDON — A local, nonbinding referendum on a signed-and-sealed European trade deal might not normally make for high political drama. But if the Dutch say no on Wednesday to a two-year-old agreement between the European Union and Ukraine, the vote ...and more »

Netherlands vote on Ukraine cheers anti-EU camp - BBC News

Although officially the Netherlands has rejected a landmark deal between the EU and Ukraine, in reality the issues that dominated this campaign were much wider. The referendum was triggered by the Eurosceptic movement which used a new law designed to ...and more »