EF & Medierne

Aske K. Elm, Aske Sparrebro, Herle Andkjær, Erik Fagerstrøm & Fitore Zymberi

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project aims to investigate how the danish entry into the EEC (European Economic Community) was portrayed in the three newspapers Aktuelt, Berlingske Tidende and Politiken. The aim is to examine what type of arguments and narratives were highlighted in the three newspapers and thereby what was presented to the voters before the danish referendum on October the 2nd 1972 and whether these arguments were in accordance with the actual political visions for- and the purpose of the EEC. We will base this analysis on a comparison between the report ‘Danmark og de Europæiske Fælleskaber’ by government officials and the articles from these three newspapers. In our analysis we will touch upon whether the voters were in fact misled by the information they received or suffered from a lack of information in regards to what a membership actually implied. Furthermore, we will look into how the question of european federalism, has been portrayed by these three newspapers. In doing so we can conclude that the newspapers especially Aktuelt and Berlingske Tidende consists mostly of material arguing strongly for entry into the EEC using arguments concerning economic gain, world peace and workers’ solidarity. Politiken provides a more nuanced perspective arguing more thoroughly for and against, striving towards the semblance of objectivity. However, when analyzing the articles it was noteworthy, how little attention was paid to whether the integration in the EEC would develop into federal cooperation as well.

UddannelserHistorie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato27 maj 2016
VejledereMichael Kjeldsen


  • Avis
  • EF
  • Det Europæiske Fællesskab
  • Politik
  • Folkeafstemning
  • Internationalpolitik
  • Medier
  • Føderalisme
  • Fremstilling
  • 2. oktober 1972