Norwegians will vote in September: Government says it won’t rule out a referendum on Norway’s exit from the EU
Norway’s prime minister says he won’t back down from his decision to hold a referendum if it comes up.
Speaking on state television on Monday, Peter Højbjerg said: ‘The decision on this referendum is not up to us.
We are a sovereign nation.’
Norway will hold its own vote on independence on September 28.
Højborg, who took office in January, has ruled out a constitutional change that would make the country part of a bloc known as the European Union.
The country’s ruling coalition is led by the centre-right People’s Party.
He has said a ‘no’ vote would be an irreversible step that could lead to a referendum in 2020.
He also told a national radio show that he wanted to ‘stay in the European project’ and would not rule out an independent Norway.’
We will see what happens on this.
I will decide,’ Højo said.