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Old September 13th, 2015 #48
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First Anti-EU Referendum Being Forced by Dutch Citizens

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Above all, Dutch citizens seem affronted that they were never consulted by their elected officials, who never even mentioned the EU-Ukraine treaty during the 2012 national elections.

"Of course there will be transfers of sovereignty. But would I be intelligent to draw the attention of public opinion to this fact?" -- Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission.

A referendum in the Netherlands would create the precedent of even having EU referenda by "mere" citizens. The process could easily be replicated for future referenda.

The European Union, the supranational governmental body that seeks an ever-increasing political and economic unity of the European continent, has for years been struggling with dwindling popularity among its member-state citizens.

The main objections of its member-state citizens seem to be focused on the lack of actual democracy and transparency inside the European Union. And it is not exactly as if key EU figures are going out of their way to prove them wrong.

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission (the EU's highest position), is on record saying brazenly the following about European democracy and transparency:

"When it becomes serious, you have to lie." -- Referring to the Greek economic meltdown of 2011.

"Of course there will be transfers of sovereignty. But would I be intelligent to draw the attention of public opinion to this fact?" -- Referring to calls for a British referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.

"We decide on something, leave it lying around, and wait and see what happens. If no one kicks up a fuss, because most people do not understand what has been decided, we continue step by step until there is no turning back." --

Referring to the introduction of the euro.
First Anti-EU Referendum Being Forced by Dutch Citizens