Introduction

 

As part of ECFR’s Reinvention of Europe project we are publishing a series of papers examining the dynamics of the debates within several EU member states. Click here for papers on BulgariaItaly, Poland and the Czech Republic.

In this paper focusing on the Netherlands, Adriaan Schout and Jan Marinus Wiersma explain how an apparent shift from a traditional pro-European viewpoint to a more sceptical one can be explained by the fundamentally pragmatic outlook of the Dutch.

Click here for a blog post by the authors analysing the results of the Dutch election and their implications for Europe

The European Council on Foreign Relations does not take collective positions. This paper, like all publications of the European Council on Foreign Relations, represents only the views of its authors.

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