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Norway government announces Brexit evaluation. Norwegian officials continue work examining the impact of Britain’s EU departure. Their initial appraisal includes Brexit-related issues such as the EEA (European Economic Area), the justice and home affairs fields, trade policy, as well as foreign and security policies. Both Britain and Norway are part of the EEA, with the EEA Agreement giving non-EU countries Norway, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, and Iceland access to the single market.

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Norway government announces Brexit evaluation

Published on Wednesday, 8th March, 2017 at 10:18 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Norwegian officials continue work examining the impact of Britain’s EU departure.

Monica Mæland meets Lord Price
Norwegian Trade and Industry Minister Monica Mæland, Britain’s Minister for Trade Policy Lord Price, and officials during a meeting on trade in Oslo last year. Monica Mæland meets Lord Price
Photo: Trade, Industry Ministry/Håkon Jacobsen


Their initial appraisal includes Brexit-related issues such as the EEA (European Economic Area), the justice and home affairs fields, trade policy, as well as foreign and security policies.

Both Britain and Norway are part of the EEA, with the EEA Agreement giving non-EU countries Norway, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, and Iceland access to the single market.

Moreover, much of Norway’s bilateral cooperation with the UK is decided due to the UK’s membership of the EU.

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg voiced concerns about the economic and political impact of Brexit before last year’s national referendum.

“A weakened EU and a more fragmented and nationalistic Europe will mean that the economic situation will become more difficult when we need reforms and competitiveness. But it will also mean a more political and fragmented Europe, a weaker Europe, and a weaker world,” she told Norwegian media.

Mrs Solberg also highlighted that Norway being a small country with an open economy means that it needs “access to international markets and growth to manage the current remodelling of the Norwegian economy.”

UK Prime Minister Therese May’s announced March Article 50 triggering and resultant UK-EU negotiations will affect the Scandinavian country in several areas.

These include:                                     




Published on Wednesday, 8th March, 2017 at 10:18 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: brexit, trade, security, norway, paywall.





  
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