Assessments

In the Netherlands, a Vote Is Commandeered

Apr 7, 2016 | 15:11 GMT
In the Netherlands, a Vote Is Commandeered
Geert Wilders, the leader of Dutch rightwing party Party for Freedom, casts his vote April 6 in a nonbinding referendum on EU cooperation with Ukraine. Despite low turnout, the vote is a testament to growing anti-EU sentiment in the country.
(MARTIJN BEEKMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Voters in the Netherlands rejected a treaty establishing closer ties between the European Union and Ukraine in a referendum held April 6. While the referendum specifically asked people whether the Dutch government should support the EU association agreement with Ukraine, Euroskeptic forces in the country turned it into a vote...

Article Search

Copyright © Stratfor Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved.

Stratfor Worldview

OUR COMMITMENT

To empower members to confidently understand and navigate a continuously changing and complex global environment.

GET THE MOBILE APPGoogle Play