17 January 2013

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Dutch uneasy at role as Cameron's EU reform podium

The Dutch are increasingly uneasy about Prime Minister David Cameron going to the Netherlands to make his speech on Britain's future in Europe, with some critics saying he'd be better off staying at home. Friday's speech, billed as one of the most important by a British leader since World War II, is expected to see Cameron call for exemptions from EU rules and moot a referendum, in a bid to appease eurosceptics at home. But such strident nationalism within the world's largest trading bloc has even the traditionally anglophile Dutch worried about the potential impact on European Union solidarity and stability.



Dutch uneasy at role as Cameron's EU reform podium (via AFP)
The Dutch are increasingly uneasy about Prime Minister David Cameron going to the Netherlands to make his speech on Britain's future in Europe, with some critics saying he'd be better off staying at home. Friday's speech, billed as one of the most important by a British leader since World War II, is…



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