European Parliament
MEP S&D Netherlands


Gauresa Nanwani

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MEP S&D Netherlands, Position Paper

The Netherlands played a big role as one of the founders of the European Union (EU). Yet, the question of the year in the Dutch territory is: Is there going to be a Nexit?

The answer perhaps lies in the origins of the EU. The Dutch believe in trade and the EU served as an economic platform for trade to flourish. To the proponents of Nexit, what the EU has shown to be instead is a political union slowly moving to the creation of a “United States of Europe”. On political grounds, the power balance following Brexit is worrisome- the fight to replace Britain as the third big player might trigger more trouble. Hence, there is an increasing prevalence of euroscepticism, particularly in...