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Norway anti-EU membership still strong, celebrations continue. 70 per cent of the Scandinavian country’s inhabitants are against joining the EU 20 years after the last ‘no’ vote, and in this 200th year of the Norwegian Constitution. April’s joint Klassekampen-Nationen poll also shows 19.5 per cent are in favour. The ‘don’t knows’ comprise 9.8 per cent. Heming Olaussen, leader of NGO ‘Nei til EU’ (‘No to the EU') thinks a new national referendum ‘is a long way off", and doubts whether there will be one at all.

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Norway anti-EU membership still strong, celebrations continue

Published on Monday, 5th May, 2014 at 10:42 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 5th May 2014 at 12:50.

70 per cent of the Scandinavian country’s inhabitants are against joining the EU 20 years after the last ‘no’ vote, and in this 200th year of the Norwegian Constitution.

'No to the EU's' van
This is a mock-up of the van coming to municipalities this summer. The actual vehicles have not been decorated yet.'No to the EU's' van
Photo: Nei til EU


April’s joint Klassekampen-Nationen poll also shows 19.5 per cent are in favour. The ‘don’t knows’ comprise 9.8 per cent.

Heming Olaussen, leader of NGO ‘Nei til EU’ (‘No to the EU') thinks a new national referendum ‘is a long way off", and doubts whether there will be one at all.

“There’s been a stable, high majority against [joining] for the last few years, and this appears to have become entrenched,” he tells Klassekampen, Monday.

Moreover, ‘Nei til EU’ is linking the 20-200 occasions this year, according to their press spokesperson.

“We’ll be driving around the country in a couple of vans with activists between June and October, holding meetings and showing our presence,” Sindre Humberset says to The Foreigner.

“We see both celebrations as being part of the same struggle for democracy in Norway. Our national events this year will culminate in a party on the evening of 28th November marking the day Norway last said no to EU membership.”

Mr Humberset adds they also have several foreigners as members, “mostly from EU/European Countries. Our previous secretary general was Danish.”

‘Nei til EU’ say nationwide membership levels were 27,000 in 2012. They have regional offices in 19 Norwegian counties.



Published on Monday, 5th May, 2014 at 10:42 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 5th May 2014 at 12:50.

This post has the following tags: norway, eu, membership.





  
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