The Netherlands began voting on Association with Ukraine

Нидерланды назвали условие ассоциации с Украиной

The agreement should be a clause, which stipulates that the Association is not the first step toward Ukraine’s membership in the EU.

The Netherlands government agrees to ratify the Association agreement between Ukraine and the EU under one condition – in the agreement should be spelled out that the Association is not the first step to EU membership.

This was stated in the Hague the Prime Minister of the Netherlands mark Rutte, reports Gazeta Wyborcza.

The publication writes that the Dutch Prime Minister put forward the condition that “the text of the agreement was attached a clarifying Declaration, which inter alia, reaffirmed that the Association agreement will be the first step towards Ukraine’s membership in the EU.”

The local edition of NRC Handelsblad, in turn, writes that a “legally binding declarations” will also be discussed that the EU will provide Ukraine with additional military and financial assistance.

confirm the intention to ratify the Ukrainian-European agreement in Parliament, Rutte was helped by the support of the opposition, although recently it was reported that the opposition of the Netherlands against the Association.

In turn, the President of the European Parliament, Donald Tusk, on his Twitter page wrote that “it is ready to work with Prime Minister Rutte on finding good solutions for the ratification of the agreement with Ukraine.”

Today it was reported that the Netherlands postponed the agreement with Ukraine until Dec.

Also note that the President Petro Poroshenko today said that the authorities of the Netherlands stopped the ratification of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union. Now consultations are ongoing, the final date which is 1 November.