On 4 February 1969, the French daily newspaper Le Monde comments on the progress of the negotiations between Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden aimed at creating a Nordic Economic Union, the Nordek.
On 18 February 1969, on the occasion of the Danish MP Anders Andersen’s visit to Brussels, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for External Relations sends Gaetano Martino, Commissioner, a background note on Denmark’s position on the Nordek plan.
On 20 February 1969, the Norwegian Foreign Minister John Lyng addresses the Storting, the Norwegian Parliament, on the forms of economic cooperation between the Nordic countries and on their relations with the European Common Market.
On 25 April 1969, on the occasion of a visit to Brussels by Poul Nyboe Andersen, Danish Minister of Economic Affairs and Nordic Cooperation, the European Commission analyses the Danish Government’s position in the negotiations for the creation of a Nordic Economic Union (Nordek).
A note drawn up by Gaetano Martino and forwarded to his colleagues in the European Commission on 5 May 1969 analyses the economic implications of Nordek, the proposed Nordic Economic Union, and outlines the position of the four Nordic countries vis-à-vis the European Community.
In March 1970, the French monthly magazine Le Monde diplomatique reports on the attitude of the Governments of Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark in the light of the decision which they took on 4 February 1970 to establish a Nordic economic union (Nordek).
In April 1970, the Bulletin of the European Free Trade Associationdescribes the origin and the scope of the Treaty on Nordic Economic Union (Nordek), which Denmark, Norway, Sweden and possibly Finland appear ready to conclude.
On 14 May 1970, at the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) ministerial meeting in Geneva, Ahti Karjalainen, Finnish Foreign Minister, outlines the decision of his government not to sign the Nordek Treaty.
In November 1972, the French monthly magazine Le Monde diplomatique analyses from the European Community’s point of view the reasons behind the failure two years earlier of the Nordek project for the establishment of a Nordic common market involving Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland.
On 16 September 1969, H. Sigrist, Director-General of External Relations at the European Commission, informs Gaetano Martino, Commissioner with special responsibility for external relations, of the Danish Government’s wish for the early opening of negotiations for that country’s accession to the Common Market and, with that mind, queries the future of the Nordek Treaty.
On 5 February 1970, Poul Nyboe Andersen, Danish Minster for Economic Affairs and European Integration, delivers an initial report to the Folketing on the negotiations for his country’s accession to the European Economic Community (EEC) and gives his views on the implications of a future Nordic economic and customs union.
On 30 June 1970 in Luxembourg, Nyboe Andersen, Danish Minister for Economic Affairs and European Integration, delivers a speech at the diplomatic conference attended by the six Member States of the European Communities and the four candidate countries.
In April 1971, the Swiss monthly economic publication Vision paints a picture of the three Scandinavian countries which wish to become or are hesitant about becoming members of the European Economic Community (EEC).
In June 1972, the monthly publication L'Europe en formation examines the reticence which is appearing in Denmark with regard to the country's planned accession to the European Economic Community (EEC).
In July 1971 the Danish Communist Party, fiercely hostile to Denmark's participation in any kind of European integration, publishes a pamphlet detailing the possible dangers of accession to the common market.
En novembre 1970, Anders Andersen, président du Conseil de l'agriculture au Danemark, fait le point dans le mensuel français Le Monde diplomatique sur la situation de l'agriculture danoise à la veille de l'entrée du pays au Marché commun européen.
En 1971, à l'occasion des négociations d'adhésion du Danemark à l'Europe communautaire, la délégation danoise commente les propositions européennes relatives aux mesures transitoires dans le secteur agricole.
On 22 January 1972, the Palais d'Egmont in Brussels is the venue for the signature of the final Act of the Conference on the accession to the European Economic Community (EEC) and the European Atomic Energy Community (EAEC) of the Kingdom of Denmark, Ireland, the Kingdom of Norway and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
On 22 January 1972, in Brussels, the Danish Delegation - comprising (from left to right) Ivar Norgaard, Minister for Foreign Economic Relations, Jens Otto Krag, Prime Minister, and Jens Otto Christensen, Secretary for External Economic Affairs at the Foreign Ministry - sign Denmark's Treaty of Accession to the European Communities.
In its November 1972 issue, the federalist journal L’Europe en formation draws lessons from the positive and negative results of the referendums organised in Denmark and Norway in autumn 1972 on these country’s accession to the European Communities.
On 4 October 1972, in its coverage of the 'yes' vote following the popular referendum organised in Denmark on the subject of the country's accession to the Common Market, French daily newspaper Le Monde analyses the results of the ballot.
'King Krag of Denmark says yes to Europe'. On 4 October 1972, German cartoonist, Hartung, announces the arrival of the Danes in the European Economic Community (EEC) following the positive outcome of the national referendum on the country’s accession to the European common market.