Tuesday, May 30 2017 17:09 EEST
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Dutch Parliament ratifies EU-Ukraine Association
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The Dutch senate has approved ratification of the EU-Ukraine free trade and association agreement on Tuesday, 30 May, bringing to a close a political saga that started over a year ago when Dutch voters rejected the deal in a referendum. EU Observier reported that.

lmost two-thirds of the senate voted for ratification, with opposition coming mostly from far-left and far-right parties.

It was already anticipated that a majority of senators would vote in favour, following a debate last week.

The ratification process to be completed at the EU-Ukraine summit in July, according to Rikard Jozwiak.


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50 dutch senators voted in favour of the #Ukraine AA and 25 against. ratification should happen at the EU-Ukraine summit in July

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The approval of the ratification by the Netherlands is the last legal step to open the way for the official launch of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.

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