This sentiment is particularly evident in the countries, which were initially wary of the very idea of European integration.
Widespread disillusionment with the migration policy pursued by Brussels and the general sense of instability is adding strength to the Euro-skeptics and the upcoming vote gives them a good chance opportunity to speak out, Deutschlandfunk emphasized.
The organizers of an ongoing campaign to collect signatures against the EU-Ukraine association agreement make no secret of their wish to eventually make the Netherlands independent from Brussels.
“Our long-term goal is to have a referendum where the Dutch, just like the British, will be able to decide on their country’s EU membership. We need to stand up for our democratic rights,” Arjan van Dirkshorn, a historian and one of the campaign’s organizers, said.
Even though the outcome of Wednesday’s referendum is not clear, the very fact that it will take place, means that opposition to decisions made in Brussels keeps growing all the time,” Deutschlandfunk wrote in conclusion.