Before Brexit: An interactive timeline of EU referendums

Article published on May 31, 2016
Article published on May 31, 2016

As Great Britain remains torn between the proponents of Brexit and those who want to stay in the European Union, the debate seems oblivious to the fact that many preceding referendums have already left their mark on European history. We devoted an interactive timeline to the history of these votes, shedding light on the cultural events that constituted the backdrop to these milestones.

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We've officially been banned from quoting The Clash, but the question nevertheless invokes the famous song. On the 23rd of June 2016, citizens of the United Kingdom will vote on whether or not they want to remain a member state of the European Union. We've a few Babelians who have a thing or two to say about that...