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This was the Pirate Party in the Netherlands Rerefendum campaign website, used to inform Holland and EU on our referendum on April 6th 2016.
As of April 6th these pages are static (no longer updated). Any questions not… more

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19 February 2016

What is an advisory referendum?

As of July first 2015 the Dutch have a new democratic instrument: the advisory referendum. Should people disagree with a passed law or treaty, they can try collect enough signatures to call for a… more

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19 February 2016

What are the Dutch voting for on this advisory referendum?

We’re not voting for against just the text that was passed into law but also on the association agreement between EU and Ukraïne itself. The advisory referendum on the… more

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19 February 2016

What were the forerunners to this treaty, do other countries have such treaties, what’s the history of Ukraïne and the European Union that led us to this treaty?

You can read the historical overview here.

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19 February 2016

What’s in that association agreement the Dutch vote YES or NO on?

The original text is linked here, as is the summary the referendum commission created. Links to other summaries by third parties will be added here, when they… more

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19 February 2016

Who are actively having a ‘YES I want this association treaty’ campaign?

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19 February 2016

Input by ‘Stemvoor (nederland)’?

This group is the unofficial campaign channel of the Dutch government. They’ve been actively contacted since 29/1/16 to volunteer input/feedback/arguments, so they could be added here. But we’ve not… more

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19 February 2016

Who are actively having a ‘NO I don’t want this association treaty’ campaign?

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19 February 2016

Input by ‘geen peil’?

* The name ‘Geen peil’ is a variation of ‘Geen Stijl’ which is a Dutch blogsite. Geenpeil was one of the groups that made the effort to collect the signatures needed to call for a referendum. They were… more

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19 February 2016

Input from ‘burgercomité eu’?

They released two 30 page ‘pamflets’ available in all Dutch kiosks and bookstores for 1€ in which they analyse the workings in the treaty. In addition they pointed out this book, in store here… more

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17 February 2016