Greenlandic European Communities membership referendum, 1982
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The Greenlandic European Communities membership referendum, 1982 was a consultative referendum over whether Greenland should continue to be a member of the European Economic Community which took place on 23 February 1982.
Greenland joined the European Communities in 1973 when Denmark joined, even though a majority of 70% of the Greenlandic votes had been against membership in the Danish EC referendum held in 1972. In the spring of 1981, after the Greenlandic home-rule had been established in 1979 and the eurosceptic Siumut won the 1979 election, the Parliament of Greenland agreed to hold a consultative referendum on their continued membership. The result of the referendum was a majority in favour of leaving the EC, and this was enacted by the Greenland Treaty, which allowed the EC to keep its fishing rights. Greenland continues to be considered an Overseas Countries and Territory of the EU, giving it a special relationship with the Union.
|Source: Petersen, Folketingets EU-Oplysning,
"Svar på spm. om Nicetraktaten, folkeafstemning, til udenrigsministeren", 27 July 2001
- Greenland–European Union relations
- Greenland (European Parliament constituency)
- Withdrawal of Greenland from the European Communities
- Petersen, Nikolaj (2006)  Dansk udenrigspolitiks historie 6: Europæisk og globalt engagement 1973–2006, 2nd. edition (in Danish). Copenhagen: Gyldendal, pp. 372–75. ISBN 978-87-0204-977-0.
- "The Greenland Treaty of 1985". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 2014-04-16. Retrieved 2016-06-25.
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