‘EU sings swansong’: Nordic states ‘don’t want to be limited by the union’
Published time: 2 Apr, 2017 14:13
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Nordic counties want practical cooperation, but not a United States of Europe; division with some countries will appear, and that will be the EU’s swansong, says Lave Knud Broch of the People’s Movement against the EU.
The EU is “singing its swansong” and it’s time for Scandinavia to “unhook” itself. That is the message from a group of EU skeptic politicians from five Nordic countries in an open letter published in a Swedish newspaper.
RT asked Lave Knud Broch – one of the authors of the letter – why there is a rising movement against the EU.
Lave Knud Broch: It is nothing new. In Denmark there has been opposition to the EU for a long time in various groups. For instance, the People’s Movement against the EU, which I represent, we have been represented in the EU Parliament since the first direct election in 1979. And Denmark voted ‘no’ to the Maastricht Treaty, voted ‘no’ to the euro. We had said ‘no’ to the EU defense policy in 2015. We also said ‘no’ to the EU super national justice policy and Denmark will actually leave the EU police agency Europol this year on May 1.