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But really, should we be concerned?
Probably. While the vote is non-binding and barely passed the 30% participation threshold to be valid, the result does show the extent of Euroskepticism in Holland. Recent polls show Wilders leading the pack for next year’s election, which will only strengthen the far-right cry to dismantle the Union.
Totally Expected Plot Twist: Panama Papers Affects FIFAJust when you thought that things couldn’t get any worse with FIFA, they manage to surprise you. Swiss police raided the headquarters of UEFA, the governing body of European football, to seize details of a contract signed by FIFA president Gianni Infantino. According to the Panama Papers, back when Infantino was the director of legal services at UEFA, he co-signed a TV contract with two businessmen who have since been caught up in football’s global corruption scandal. This comes a few days after a member of FIFA’s “ethics” committee resigned for helping people set up offshore companies to funnel FIFA bribe money while simultaneously “investigating” those very same bribes.
GOOD READ: The Culprits Involved In The Panama Papers
Netherlands To Ukraine: You Can’t Sit With UsThe pot-smoking-but-still-not-that-chill Netherlands voted in a Dutch referendum yesterday and rejected the European Union free trade deal with Ukraine. After the Panama Papers implicated Ukrainian President Poroshenko, opponents of the deal had everything they needed to convince voters to avoid the corruption among Kiev’s leadership. Geert Wilders, the anti-Islam, pro-Mozart wig, anti-EU politician called this “the beginning of the end of the European Union,” but it’s hard to believe anyone whose coiffed hair is more aerodynamic than Trump’s.