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Voters overwhelmingly reject Ukraine deal

By Agencies in Amsterdam | China Daily | Updated: 2016-04-08 08:07

Referendum result is non-binding but govt says it is impossible to continue ratifying treaty

Dutch voters have overwhelmingly rejected a treaty on closer political and economic ties between the European Union and Ukraine in a rebuke to their government and to the EU establishment.

The treaty, which had already been signed by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's government and approved by all other European Union nations as well as Ukraine, took effect provisionally in January.

Voters overwhelmingly reject Ukraine deal

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