Interview with Bjørn Tore Godal: the first rejection by referendum of EC membership for Norway (Berlin, 19 June 2007)

In this interview, Bjørn Tore Godal, leader of the Workers’ Youth League in Norway from 1971 to 1973, recalls the main reasons why the people of Norway, on 25 September1972, rejected accession to the European Communities. He emphasises, in particular, factors such as the distance from Brussels and the reluctance of a young nation-state to transfer part of its sovereignty, and he emphasises the significance of the fishing industry and agriculture in Norway.

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Source: Interview de Bjørn Tore Godal / BJØRN TORE GODAL, Christian Lekl, prise de vue : François Fabert.- Berlin: CVCE [Prod.], 19.06.2007. CVCE, Sanem. - VIDEO (00:05:01, Couleur, Son original).
Interview de Pierre Bernard-Reymond / PIERRE BERNARD-REYMOND, Frédéric Clavert, prise de vue : Alexandre Germain.- Paris: CVCE [Prod.], 11.03.2009. CVCE, Sanem. - VIDEO (01:34:45, Couleur, Son original).

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