Association: the Netherlands will take several weeks

Ассоциация: Голландии потребуется несколько недель

This issue will be discussed at the first meeting of the Council of Minister on 16 December, after which the proposal for ratification will bring to Parliament.

The Parliament of the Netherlands will need a few weeks for a decision on ratification of the Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine, reports the Dutch publication Volkskrant.

The newspaper writes that this issue will be discussed first in the Council of Ministers of 16 December, after which a proposal to ratify again will submit to Parliament, but with the final statement of the EU summit on Ukraine.

Prime Minister Michael Rutte said that to get the approval of Parliament will be difficult.

“But I will do everything that depends on me”, – he promised.

We will remind, today the Netherlands has agreed with the EU on Association. The Agreement shall enter further explanation. According to them, Ukraine will not automatically gain EU membership, there would be no military cooperation, and the Ukrainians will not receive the right to work or live in the EU.