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Norway EU membership trickles forward. Norwegians are slightly more positive to the country joining the EU but the cows are still far from coming home, a new poll shows. In what is the termed “the best result for the ‘yes’ side since May 2011” – when it stood at 24 per cent –20.2 per cent are now in favour. ‘No’ to Brussels is just shy of 70 per cent. At the same time, neither side is kicking its heels up at the new results for now.

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Norway EU membership trickles forward

Published on Monday, 29th April, 2013 at 07:31 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Norwegians are slightly more positive to the country joining the EU but the cows are still far from coming home, a new poll shows.

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In what is the termed “the best result for the ‘yes’ side since May 2011” – when it stood at 24 per cent –20.2 per cent are now in favour. ‘No’ to Brussels is just shy of 70 per cent.

At the same time, neither side is kicking its heels up at the new results for now.

“It’s always pleasing with upward results, but the big picture remains as it was,” Kirsti Methi, European Movement International’s (“Europabevegelsen”) general secretary tells agriculture-oriented publication Nationen.

“But having said that, we have noticed that the EU was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize last year,” she says, adding strong links to Norway’s EU partners are important for the Scandinavian country.

Heming Olaussen, head of movement ‘No to the EU’ (‘Nei til EU’), declares the latest poll, also carried out for Leftist newspaper Klassekampen, is really about minor adjustments.

“There’s nothing magic about being above or below the 20 per cent level, or above or below the 70 per cent one. I will still sleep well at night as long as we have a 50 per cent lead over the ‘yes’ side,” explains Mr Olaussen, doubting he will see a pro-EU mobilisation campaign in his lifetime.



Published on Monday, 29th April, 2013 at 07:31 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: norwayeu, eumembershipnorway.





  
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