Dutch senate to debate EU-Ukraine Association on May 23 – journalist

The Dutch senate plans to vote on the ratification of the Ukraine-European Union Association Agreement after the debate scheduled for May 23, according to RFE/RL correspondent in Brussels Rikard Jozwiak.

”The Dutch senate will debate the Ukraine AA on 23 May. A vote is likely to happen shortly after that,” Jozwiak wrote on Twitter on May 15, 2017.

Earlier, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that the Senate of the Netherlands would hold debates on the Association Agreement on May 23. Voting on the issue is scheduled for May 30.

On February 23, the Parliament of the Netherlands (the Second Chamber) upheld a government-proposed bill providing for the ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement. The document must be ratified by the First Chamber (Senate).

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