Finnish European Union membership referendum, 1994

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An advisory referendum on joining the European Union was held in Finland on 16 October 1994.[1] 56.9% of voters approved of the proposal, with a voter turnout of 70.8%.[2] Due to having its own customs jurisduction, a separate referndum was held in the Åland Islands four days later, and was also approved.[3]


Choice Votes %
For 1,620,726 56.9
Against 1,228,261 43.1
Invalid/blank votes 12,578
Total 2,861,565 100
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p606 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p613
  3. ^ Åland-Inseln (Finnland), 20. November 1994 : Beitritt zur EU Direct Democracy