Posters in the 2005 referendum campaign in Amsterdam (Photo: Simon Groenewolt)

Dutch citizens' group wants to vote on EU-Ukraine treaty

A popular blog and a foundation critical of the EU's 'democratic deficit' and the pace of European integration are rallying Dutch citizens to support a referendum on the EU's association agreement with Ukraine.

The group, called Burgercomite EU (Citizens' committee EU), and the blog Geenstijl, are profiting from a new democratic tool in the Netherlands which allows citizens ...

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