The Dutch Parliament will vote on ratification of the Association Agreement with Ukraine next week – media

Approval of the agreement Ukraine-EU in the Netherlands will be held next week.

About it reports Reuters with reference to the ANP Nieuws.

“The Dutch Parliament will vote on ratification of the Association agreement with Ukraine next week”, – stated in the message.

“And the decision of the Senate not depend on the parliamentary elections scheduled for March 15,” the newspaper notes.

We will note, earlier Reuters reported that the Parliament will consider the agreement as early as next week.

“This means that Parliament will not vote on the contract before going on holiday 24 February (before the election. – Ed.)”, the paper said.

But later this information was refuted by the same publication.

As you know, the Dutch Parliament submitted a draft ratification of the agreement.

15 December EU summit, EU leaders agreed with the proposals of the Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte, which are aimed at unblocking the ratification of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union, which was suspended due to the negative outcome of the referendum in the Netherlands.

Proposal of the Netherlands issued in the form of Annex to the Agreement. The European Council stressed that the decision contained in the application is legally binding for the 28 member States of the European Union and may be changed or cancelled only by mutual consent of the heads of state and government. We are talking about the fact that the decision will come into force after the Kingdom of the Netherlands will ratify the agreement and to conclude. If this does not happen, the decision will cease to exist.

On the same day, Rutte said that he intends as soon as possible to offer the Dutch Parliament to ratify the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU, based on adopted at the summit of the EU legally binding decision. The foreign Ministry of Ukraine hopes that the lower house of the Dutch Parliament in January 2017 complete the ratification of the Association Agreement.