Netherlands will ask for limits on Ukraine deal at EU summit

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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte with the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

Netherlands will ask for limits on Ukraine deal at EU summit


Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte threatens to block the EU association agreement with Ukraine unless Netherlands obtains guarantees that its major requirements are met.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will ask European Union leaders on Thursday to rule out financial or security guarantees for Ukraine and - as an additional demand - not to offer Ukrainians the right to live and work in the EU.

Failure to meet the Dutch demands would jeopardise the agreement, which establishes closer politica...


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