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Všelidová šaráda

NEW YORK – V Evropě letí referenda. V červnu britští voliči rozhodnou, zda má Spojené království zůstat v Evropské unii. Maďarská vláda vyzvala k referendu o přijetí uprchlické kvóty, již zemi určila EU. Maďarský ministerský předseda Viktor Orbán už prohlásil, že Maďarsko běžence odmítne pustit do země. „Všichni teroristé jsou v zásadě migranti,“ řekl. V referendu bude zřejmě po jeho.

Snad nejpodivnější referendum proběhne v dubnu v Nizozemsku, po úspěšné petiční kampani. Tamním občanům bude položena otázka, zda má Nizozemsko podepsat asociační dohodu mezi EU a Ukrajinou. Všechny ostatní členské země EU už souhlasily, ale bez Holanďanů nelze dohodu ratifikovat.

Člověk by si mohl myslet, že podrobnosti obchodních dohod a celních bariér s Ukrajinou budou pro většinu nizozemských voličů matoucí, a podivit se, proč by je měly zajímat natolik, aby o nich proběhlo referendum. Referenda ale vyhovují populistické náladě, která zachvátila mnoho zemí, od Ameriky Donalda Trumpa po Orbánovo Maďarsko.

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