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STOCKHOLM, Sweden (13 March 2000)—Sweden is following Denmark’s example by allowing the people choose whether they will join the European Monetary Union or not. The decision to hold a referendum came after a stormy congress session last Friday. “I am convinced that for Sweden joining the EMU is the right decision,” said the Swedish premier […]

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (13 March 2000)—Sweden is following
Denmark’s example by allowing the people choose
whether they will join the European Monetary Union or
not. The decision to hold a referendum came after a
stormy congress session last Friday.
“I am convinced that for Sweden joining the EMU is the
right decision,” said the Swedish premier Persson.
It is not yet known when the referendum will take
place, but the ruling social democratic party would
like to wait at least two years.
Last week Denmark’s Premier Rasmussen announced that
the country will hold its euro referendum on 28
September. However, a recent opinion poll indicated
that the majority of Danes are against a common
European currency. According to the Danish newspaper
Berlingske Tidende, 46% of those polled were against
the euro, while 43% for. Four weeks ago opinions were
split equally. (JW)

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