Dutch taxpayers’ cash funds toilet paper printed with anti-Ukraine in EU info

10:52, 17 February 2016
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Almost EUR 50,000 of Dutch taxpayers’ money is to be given to a private company which plans to make and distribute toilet rolls printed with arguments against the EU’s treaty with Ukraine, DutchNews reported.

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The company, Raspoetin BV, is one of 72 organisations and private individuals who have so far been given subsidies by the referendum commission, which has EUR 2 mln to spend, according to the report.

The referendum will take place on April 6. According to the commission’s website, Raspoetin BV has been awarded EUR 47,973 to ‘manufacture, transport and distribute toilet rolls printed with arguments against and the disadvantages of Ukraine’s admittance to the EU’. The toilet rolls will be distributed by students, the website states.

Raspoetin BV was formed in 2012 as a financial holding and as a provider of localised welfare work. Its owner, Ruben Marsman, told broadcaster Nos he is a ‘concerned citizen’ and is using the opportunity to make his voice heard.

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