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Norway EU ‘no’ turns 20. Norwegian opposition to being EU members is record-high two decades after the second vote. 74 per cent say no to membership. It was 52.2 per cent in 1994 when the second national referendum was held. The 1972 vote against joining the EU was 53.5 per cent, the new Sentio poll for Klassekampen and Nationen shows.

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Norway EU ‘no’ turns 20

Published on Friday, 28th November, 2014 at 07:36 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 2nd December 2014 at 07:26.

Norwegian opposition to being EU members is record-high two decades after the second vote.

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74 per cent say no to membership. It was 52.2 per cent in 1994 when the second national referendum was held.

The 1972 vote against joining the EU was 53.5 per cent, the new Sentio poll for Klassekampen and Nationen shows.

16.8 per cent of people asked in the joint survey are in favour of EU membership.

The “don’t knows” comprise 9.2 per cent.

Anne Enger, the former Centre Party (Sp) leader who was dubbed the “’No’ Queen” for her part in mobilising public opinion against membership, told Klassekampen that “it was almost too much when news came that the Swedes had said ‘yes’ [on 13th November 1994].”

“I was extremely tired. It seemed as though we [Norway] were just going to be rounded up. The campaign had lasted so long, and things didn’t look good.”

Norway’s 1994 then national European Community membership referendum was held on 27th and 28th November.

Voter turnout was 88.6 per cent.

Norway is one of the best European countries when it comes to adopting EU directives.




Published on Friday, 28th November, 2014 at 07:36 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 2nd December 2014 at 07:26.

This post has the following tags: eu, norway, referendum, jubilee.





  
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