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.

20 years since EU referendum

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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