About: Hans Vollaard

Elections 17-08-2012

The Netherlands is euro-pragmatic rather than eurosceptic

Among the Dutch public, both europhilia (though declining) and euroscepticism are present. The largest share, however, is rather of utilitarian inclination. Similar to the pragmatic parties, European integration is supported if it can effectively and efficiently handle the interests of a small trading country, writes Hans Vollaard.

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