Contents tagged with Netherlands

  • Dutch Foreign Trade Minister sees potential in Ukrainian agricultural exports

    The Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Netherlands, Lilianne Ploumen believes that Ukraine can further increase the export of agricultural products. Doing so would enable Ukraine to regain its lost status as ‘bread basket of the world.’“The development potential of the domestic agricultural industry is significant,” Ploumen stated. “The possibilities of Ukrainian agricultural industry are also significant. Some time ago, it had already been the bread basket of the …

  • Ukrainian MFA: We have three weeks to convince the Dutch to vote in favor of the Association Agreement

    The three weeks before the referendum in the Netherlands is the time to convince the Dutch to vote in favor of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU. The Ambassador-at-Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmitry Kuleba, stated this, as Interfax-Ukraine reported.

    "At the moment, the number of opponents is larger. However, the bulk of our activity with our friends in Holland will be held in three weeks, which, we believe and hope, will be a turning point," he said. …

  • Poll suggests Dutch opposition to Ukraine's Association Agreement is growing

    The percentage of Dutch citizens who oppose the ratification of the Association Agreement of Ukraine with the European Union is increasing. Forty-four percent of those interviewed by the I &O Sociological Research company noted that they would vote against the referendum on this issue if it took place today, as reported by the Dutch edition Volkskrant on March 12th. While in February, the number of opponents to the Association Agreement was only 38%.

    The percentage of supporters of the …

  • Dutch investigators to determine launch site of missile that brought down MH17

    The Dutch Prosecutor, who is leading the investigation into the people responsible for the downing of flight MH17, stated that the Netherlands has received all necessary information from the U.S.A. concerning the investigation of the Boeing-777 crash over The Donbas, Deutsche Welle reported.

    Fred Westerbeke stated that it is impossible to predict the completion date of the investigation. However, he promised to report the exact site of the anti-aircraft missile launch and its model this summer. …

  • Ukraine is losing the EU Association Agreement Referendum in the Netherlands

    Dmitry Kuleba, the Ambassador-at-Large for Strategic Communications at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, stated that Ukraine is still losing in the Referendum on Association with the European Union, which is scheduled for April 6th in the Netherlands. Hromadske reports that according to the ambassador, the Dutch are confused about the referendum and Ukraine’s membership in the EU.

    Kuleba remains optimistic. "The dynamic is positive and the number of those who would vote against the …

  • 49% of Dutch people aren't aware of upcoming vote on Ukraine-EU Association Agreement

    Almost half of Dutch citizens do not know about the referendum on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement (EUAA), which will take place on the 6th of April 2016, according to the results of a TNS Nipo poll, as reported by the daily publication De Telegraaf.

    The researchers found that 49% of the residents of the Netherlands do not know about the referendum.  "It seems that too few people will vote," the edition notes.  In particular, only 21% of the respondents said that "of course" they will vote …

  • Dutch company receives grant to print anti-EU-Ukraine AA ad campaign on toilet paper

    A private company in the Netherlands, Raspoetin BV, has received a €50,000 grant from Dutch authorities to produce toilet paper with calls to vote against the referendum of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.

    The company is one of 72 organizations and individuals to whom the Commission for the Referendum has provided grants from a total fund of €2 million.  An amount of €47,973 has been allocated for the "manufacture, transportation and distribution of the toilet paper, which is printed with …

  • Netherlands Working Towards Prosecution of MH17 Culprits in the Coming Months

    In the next few months, Dutch authorities will choose the best strategy for criminal prosecution and indictment of the suspects who may have shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Ukrinform reports that this statement was made by Bert Koenders, the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Netherlands on Monday in Brussels at a meeting of the foreign affairs committee.

    According to him, the current phase of prosecution “is actively continuing” and the perpetrators of this tragedy must be punished. " …