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Norwegians maintain EU ‘must be joking’ line. Norwegians’ view of not joining the EU part of the Continent is still very much on the agenda. This month’s record resistance currently stands at 77 percent for the under-30s, with 66.2 percent of Norwegian voters in general putting their feet down at the prospect of joining their European counterparts. “All research shows employment and economy rules Norwegians’ actions. Most countries become members following an economic or political crisis, or as a result of the present form of cooperation with the EU breaking down,” Ulf Sverderup, Director of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), tells Nationen.

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Norwegians maintain EU ‘must be joking’ line

Published on Tuesday, 14th June, 2011 at 16:25 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 15th June 2011 at 09:47.

Norwegians’ view of not joining the EU part of the Continent is still very much on the agenda.

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This month’s record resistance currently stands at 77 percent for the under-30s, with 66.2 percent of Norwegian voters in general putting their feet down at the prospect of joining their European counterparts.

“All research shows employment and economy rules Norwegians’ actions. Most countries become members following an economic or political crisis, or as a result of the present form of cooperation with the EU breaking down,” Ulf Sverderup, Director of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), tells Nationen.

To the political Left and Right, 65 percent of Labour Party (Ap) voters give joining the thumbs-down, with 51 percent of voters for the Conservatives (H) say ‘nei’.




Published on Tuesday, 14th June, 2011 at 16:25 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 15th June 2011 at 09:47.

This post has the following tags: norwayjoiningeu, resistancetonorwegianeumembership.





  
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