The lower house of the Dutch Parliament on Thursday, February 23, approved the ratification of the Association agreement between the European Union and Ukraine, reports TASS.
For made the majority of deputies, despite the results held on 6 April 2016, the referendum, the results of which 61 percent of participants voted against ratification.
Then is to vote in the upper house of Parliament. According to experts, it will occur not earlier than autumn, and almost certainly, the Association of EU and Ukraine is approved.
At the final EU summit on 15 December it was agreed the ratification of the Association agreement of Ukraine with the EU taking into account the conditions of the Netherlands.
Ukraine was denied the right to become a candidate for membership in the European Union, as well as providing military guarantees and additional funding. The agreement does not allow the Ukrainians to live and work in the EU.
The government of the Kingdom said earlier that looking for ways to change the conditions of the Association agreement EU-Ukraine to ratify it, subject to the outcome of the referendum, the results of which 61 percent of voters voted against approval of the document. The results of the plebiscite are Advisory in nature.
The Prime Minister of the Netherlands mark Rutte then expressed doubt that the Parliament will ratify the agreement. “In my estimation, if we conclude a good agreement, I will have a chance to convince the Parliament to adopt the document. It is not clear yet, it will be difficult,” he said.
The Association agreement between Ukraine and the EU was signed in June 2014. Document shall be subject to ratification by all member States of the European Union. In case of revocation of signature any country under this document it will be considered invalid.