With the United Kingdom voting last week to leave the European Union, questions have inevitably been raised about similar referenda in other EU countries, notably in The Netherlands. Boudewijn van Eenennaam, Ambassador-in-Residence at The Hague Institute, spoke to AFP about the likelihood and chances of a Dutch EU referendum. His quotes were featured in the Japan Times, Le Point and The Manila Times.
“My strong conviction is that there is far from a majority who would like to have a referendum, and certainly not on whether to leave the European Union. At this stage all the other political parties are not prepared to work together with [Geert] Wilders.”
Boudewijn van Eenennaam