The Dutch Ukraine Referendum That Was Never Really About Ukraine

David Bokhorst, Bogdan Koetsier

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The recent Dutch referendum on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, which rejected the agreement, was more an expression of Euroscepticism than an evaluation of the actual deal, write David Bokhorst and Bogdan Koetsier. They argue that the role of referendums should be reconsidered, particularly in foreign policy, as part of a wider discussion of how democracy should function in the EU.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEuropean Futures
EditionArticle No 103
Media of outputBlog post
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2016


  • Association agreement
  • EU-Ukraine
  • Euroscepticism
  • Netherlands
  • Referendum


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