What the neighbours think in the Netherlands, Hungary & Greece

Concerns about EU dinosaurs in the Netherlands, an increasing Russian influence in Eastern Europe and the repercussions for Greece of Brexit

The World Today Published 23 March 2016 Updated 30 November 2020 4 minute READ

Netherlands: Federalists have spiked UK guns
Adriaan Schout says EU dinosaurs may have paved the way for Brexit

The deal struck between Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, and David Cameron, the British prime minister, on a ‘reformed European Union’ raises two important questions: what has been agreed and will it be enough?

To answer the first, the beauty of the agreement is in the eye of the beholder and can range from ‘a fair deal because everyone has to compromise’ to ‘it amounts to nothing’.

A more thorny question is whether the agreement puts Cameron in a better position to counter the Brexit camp by boosting his Remain campaign for the British in/out referendum scheduled for June 23.

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