END OF THE EU? Germany warns FIVE more countries could leave Europe after Brexit

END OF THE EU? Germany warns FIVE more countries could leave Europe after Brexit, by Jonathon Owen.

France, the Netherlands, Austria, Finland and Hungary could leave.

Front National leader Marine Le Pen has pledged to hold a French referendum if she emerges victorious in next year’s presidential elections. …

Details of Berlin’s concerns were outlined in a finance ministry strategy document.

Angela Merkel’s country faces having to pay an extra £2.44 billion a year to the annual EU budget once Britain has left. …

Tensions are rising across the EU, with Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, and Sweden all facing demands for referendums over Europe.

Now HOLLAND wants its own referendum to follow historic Brexit vote, by Tom Parfitt.

A whopping 88 per cent of people polled by a top Dutch newspaper said they would be in favour of an in/out vote along British lines. …

Earlier this year the Netherlands overwhelmingly rejected a controversial EU proposal to remove trade barriers with Ukraine.

More than 61 per cent voted against the idea, with Dutch leader Mark Rutte admitting ratification of the treaty “cannot go ahead”.

But Eurocrats have ignored the result and claimed the deal will be adopted “very soon”, sparking a furious outcry from Eurosceptics.

Holland also rejected a move to establish the European Constitution – later replaced by the Lisbon Treaty – in a 2005 referendum. … But like the Ukraine vote, it was consultative rather than legally binding – with the Netherlands eventually ratifying the Lisbon Treaty in 2008.

hat-tip Stephen Neil