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Netherlands may delay consultations on EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

Netherlands may delay consultations on EU-Ukraine Association AgreementA meeting of the Government of the Netherlands, where the Dutch side should resolve the issue of the continuation of consultations with the EU and Ukraine to find a formula for agreement on the EU-Ukraine Association, or delay it for a while after the parliamentary elections in the Netherlands, which is scheduled for mid-March 2017, is going to be held on Friday, October 28. This was announced by Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

"Today should be a further meeting of the Dutch government. Today the decision whether extend the consultation with Brussels to come with a formula that satisfies all and move on to the elections, or to leave the issue for the time after the elections in the Netherlands", Klimkin said during a briefing.

He recalled that the parliamentary elections in the Netherlands will be held on March 15, 2017.

The Minister said that for Ukraine the issue of association with the EU is very emotional.

"Playing on the populist sentiment is very dangerous, and harms the image of the European Union", stressed Klimkin.
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