Tuesday, September 25, 2012

On September 25

On this day in ...
... 1972 (40 years ago today), by a vote of 53.5% to 46.5%, Norwegian voters rejected a plan for membership in the European Community. A referendum in 1994 failed by a similarly narrow margin; accordingly, Norway remains as one of Western Europe's few nonmembers of the European Union, successor to the EC. Nevertheless, as detailed at the Norway EU Mission website, Norway has ties to the EU and is a member of some discrete treaties, such as the Schengen Agreement on border controls, as well as a trade agreement to which Liechtenstein and Iceland also belong.

(Prior September 25 posts are here, here, here, here, and here.)

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