Thursday, November 27, 2008

Greenland votes for autonomy

Greenland went to the polls today in a referendum on its relationship with Denmark - and voted overwhelmingly for greater autonomy. It's not independence - the arrangement is more similar to Scotland's relationship with the UK, though with more control over mineral resources - but its close, and a full split is definitely on the horizon. So in another decade or so, if Greenland does well with its new freedom, the EU may find itself with a new member.