Friday

20th Jan 2017

Ticker

No voters in Dutch Ukraine referendum 'not anti-EU'

Voters who rejected the EU-Ukraine treaty in a Dutch referendum last April did not do so because of an anti-EU sentiment, according to an academic study published on Friday. Only 7.5% of No voters cast an anti-EU vote. The biggest motivation for No voters (34.1%) was "corruption in Ukraine". Some 16.6% were "afraid Ukraine would join the EU". Dutch PM Rutte is still in talks on next steps.

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