December 31, 2013
Most Swedes, Finns and Danes favour deeper Nordic co-operation over EU-membership
The poll was covered by Finnish dailies Hufvudstadsbladet, Österbottens tidning and Vasabladet, Swedish daily Sydsvenskan, Icelandic Europe Watch website
The poll results in full can be found here (FI/SE) and here (DK)
Lave K. Broch, EUD Vice-President and candidate for the EU-parliament on the People’s Movement against the EU list in Denmark said in reaction to the results:
These polls show that there is broad public support for deeper Nordic cooperation and little support for EU-membership. Together with the United Kingdom the Nordic countries could demand that power from the EU must be transferred back to member states or even better the UK and Nordic countries could leave the EU and establish a EFTA trade agreement with the EU from outside the union. The fact that there exists no public support in the Nordic countries for deeper economic or political integration within the EU should be made clear to European leaders by governments in, Denmark, Finland and Sweden.