COMMON MARKET: Norway Says Nei to Europe

SUDDENLY Europe's great expectations were diminished and the Common Market of ten nations that was to be created on Jan. 1 was cut to nine. By a decisive 53.9% to 46.1%, Norwegians in a special referendum last week rejected membership in the European Economic Community. The vote cast doubt on the outcome of Denmark's EEC referendum this week and raised the possibility of a "unified" Europe without Nordic participation.

Though feared by Oslo's Labor government and predicted by numerous opinion polls, the referendum's results shocked Common Market capitals. In Denmark, Premier Jens...

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