Nordic neighbours want their own union while Norway is satisfied with EEA

NordicNordic prime ministerial meeting.From the left ... Prime Minister Stefan Löfven from Sweden, Lars Løkke Rasmussen from Denmark, Erna Solberg from Norway, Juha Sipilä from Finland and Bjarni Benediktsson from Iceland .Photo: Marit Hommedal / NTB scanpix

While a federation of Nordic countries is the preferred alliance for Swedes and Danes, a majority of Norwegians prefer today’s EEA agreement.


This is the conclusion of a survey conducted by the Norwegian newspaper, Klassekampen.

Although Britain is on its way out of the EU, Sweden and Denmark do not seem to wish do the same. According to the survey, it is probably due to a lack of alternatives rather than genuine enthusiasm for the EU, the newspaper wrote.

In the survey, 47% of Swedes and 45% of Danes responded to the establishment of a Nordic federation consisting of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden,with a common policy in a number of areas, such as the environment, foreign policy and trade with the EU and other countries, that they would prefer such an alliance.

The Norwegian respondents had the option to continue with today’s model with the EEA agreement, some 52% responding positively. 31% preferred a Nordic federation, while only 10% chose the EU.


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