Norwegian opposition to the EU stability after brexit

EUArticle 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty that deals with the mechanism for departure is pictured near an EU flag following Britain's referendum results to leave the European Union, in this photo illustration taken in Brussels, Belgium, June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Norwegians opposition to the EU has not changed significantly after Britain decided to leave the union, according to a new survey.

66 percent of respondents in a new measurement MMI done by Dagbladet said that they would vote no to the EU by referendum. Compared with the previous corresponding measurements, made in January, this means that European resistance has dropped by one percentage.

18 percent answered “do not know” to the question whether Norway should join the European Union, while 16 percent answered yes – an increase of four percentage.

– These changes are hardly significant. Some will think that the EU is in crisis and that we must go in and strengthen the team while others will think that the EU going in the wrong direction and that it is good we are outside.

It may well be that we see both these reactions, but they offset each other, says Professor Øyvind Østerud at the University of Oslo to newspaper Dagbladet.



Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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