”It must be truly uphill work to campaign for Norway joining the EU, ” comments Heming Oluassen, leader of No to EU, referring to the latest Sentio poll on the issue, published on October 23.
According to the poll, 70,8 per cent of the respondents say No to Norwegian EU membership, while 18.6 per cent say Yes. 10.6 per cent are undecided. The poll was made for two Norwegian newspapers, Nationen and Klassekampen.
At the same time, dissatisfaction with Norway’s EEA membership, which obliges the country to follow the laws of the EU Single Market, is growing.
“This manifests itself in concern and partly in anger caused by the way in which the EEA agreement is undermining our policy for the rural areas and a decent labour market in Norway,” says Heming Olaussen to Nationen and continues: This is going to be the new EU debate: How much EU influence are we going to accept when we have chosen to stay outside?”