In April, the Dutch voted against the ratification of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. What led to the vote? How did the EU react? And what are the broader implications for the EU and Ukraine? This policy brief by Viktor Savinok reviews the developments and arguments underlying the Dutch ‘no’ vote, analyses the European Council Decision in light of alternative response options and assesses broader implications for the EU.
Viktor Savinok is PhD Candidate at Taras Shevchenko National University in Kiew, he formally worked as intern at the Jacques Delors Centre.