The Netherlands must take a tougher stance in the European Union, just like Poland and Hungary, Pieter Omtzigt, leader of the New Social Contract (NSC) party, said on Sunday. Omtzigt’s party has a chance to win the parliamentary elections scheduled for Wednesday.
Omtzigt is the most popular Dutch politician. He recently founded his party, which, according to polls, has a chance of winning Wednesday’s elections. During Sunday’s debate of NSC leaders, he said that regarding the admission of new members to the EU, including Ukraine, there should be a referendum.
According to Omtzigt, Ukraine’s accession will take a long time, but if it is finally proposed, a referendum will be necessary “because it will radically change the EU.”
At the same time, he also spoke in favor of leaving the possibility for the Netherlands not to participate in new European regulations, for example on migration.