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20 years since EU referendum

Published torsdag 13 november 2014 kl 12.20
Social Democrat leaders, left to right, Ines Uusman, Mona Sahlin and Mats Hellström show off their "yes" campaign ad for the EU referendum in late October 1994. File photo: Tobias Röstlund / TT.
Social Democrat leaders, left to right, Ines Uusman, Mona Sahlin and Mats Hellström show off their "yes" campaign ad for the EU referendum in late October 1994. File photo: Tobias Röstlund / TT.

A majority of Swedes are still positive about the Europe Union some 20 years after the country voted to join the political bloc in a national referendum.

An online Sifo opinion poll done for Swedish Television shows that, of the 1,000 respondents, 57 percent said they were pro-EU while only 23 percent said they were opposed.

On November 13, 1994, nearly 5.5 million Swedes headed to the polls to vote in the non-binding referendum on membership for the Union. Roughly 52 percent voted in favor of joining while 47 percent were against.

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