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Centrists continue raising Norway walls. Minority Party Centre (Sp) may be moving towards tightening controls at Norway’s borders once again. Not content with having successfully upped tolls on certain foreign cheeses and meat cuts, its Youth Party (SpU) members now want Norway to pull out of Schengen. The move, which comes following a main Party retreat from pushing EEA Agreement renegotiation in exchange for continued coalition partnership, would mean reintroducing passport controls for all.

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Centrists continue raising Norway walls

Published on Wednesday, 27th March, 2013 at 10:25 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 27th March 2013 at 10:39.

Minority Party Centre (Sp) may be moving towards tightening controls at Norway’s borders once again.

Sandra Borch, Centre Party Youth leader
Sandra Borch, Centre Party Youth leader
Photo: Centre Party Youth


Not content with having successfully upped tolls on certain foreign cheeses and meat cuts, its Youth Party (SpU) members now want Norway to pull out of Schengen.

The move, which comes following a main Party retreat from pushing EEA Agreement renegotiation in exchange for continued coalition partnership, would mean reintroducing passport controls for all.

“This country’s prosperity has made ​​us a hugely attractive target for foreign criminals. We must take back control of our borders,” SpU leader Sandra Borch tells Leftist paper Klassekampen.

Ms Borch has had her mobile stolen by persons whilst on the tram in Oslo twice in the last year.

According to her, there is a free flow of criminals in Norway and Europe, in this way justifying Schengen abolishment.

The Schengen area
The Schengen area
Norwegian Police
“We know that foreign criminals especially target public transport in cities. But there are also well-organised bands of criminals who go from property to property in the countryside,” she declares.

Sandra Borch will be spearheading her Schengen-ban-come-passport control proposal at the Centre Party’s forthcoming national congress next weekend.

Also on SpU’s agenda is fronting their recently-decided demand for a national referendum for renegotiating the current EEA Agreement for reasons of democratic rights.

“Centre Youth hopes raising a demand for a referendum will create a debate in Norway as to whether we actually are best-served with membership of the EEA,” Ms Borch says in a statement on their website.

“We agree that cooperation with the EU is important for Norwegian exports of goods, but we don’t need the regulative bureaucratic system which EEA cooperation entails. Norway will certainly be able to sell its goods to the EU, even without the EEA, through having a free-trade agreement as we had before the EEA [came along],” she concludes.



Published on Wednesday, 27th March, 2013 at 10:25 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 27th March 2013 at 10:39.

This post has the following tags: norwayeea, norwayeu, schengen.





  
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