Dutch edition RTLNiuws issued a document that, according to media reports, is the communication strategy of the Dutch government to the referendum on the Association Agreement EU-Ukraine, to be held in the Netherlands on 6 April.
In the document, in particular, is discussed in some detail the joint position of the government of the Netherlands concerning the future of the referendum in favor of the agreement, the argument that will be used and position for frequently asked questions.
The Prime Minister of the Netherlands mark rutte , in an interview with RTL commented on the appearance of the document in the media. «Nothing secret,» he said, adding that «the Association Agreement is important because the Netherlands is a trading nation».
Earlier, the Prime Minister also said that the Dutch government plans to take an active part in the campaign in favor of the Association agreement with Ukraine prior to the referendum, and explain why you should support the agreement.
6 April 2016 in the Netherlands will take place the Advisory referendum on the Association Agreement EU — Ukraine. The vote is taken on the question: «are You «for» or «against» the ratification of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU?» The referendum was initiated by a group GeenPeil.
The results of the referendum were consultative in nature and not binding on the government. In addition, the turnout should be at least 30% to have the referendum considered valid.
Currently the Association Agreement already ratified by both houses of the Parliament of the Netherlands. However, according to the law, which came into force in the country on 1 July, virtually any parliamentarians voted for the document can be submitted to a referendum, if it is collected 300 thousand signatures.
Note, the Russian propaganda machine is directly and indirectly trying to discredit the image of Ukraine in Europe, to disrupt its current Western geopolitical choice.
In the Netherlands are planning to make a series about corruption communications of the European Commission with the Ukrainians. Also Europeans have twice tried to scare the fake terrorists from the regiment «Azov».
Dutch MPs from the party D-66 has made a request to the foreign Ministry of the Netherlands to clarify whether there is any indication of Russia’s influence on the forthcoming referendum.
The media got the Dutch policy on the referendum on Ukraine 19.02.2016