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Norway movement leader wants non-EU alliance. Organisation ‘No to the EU’ leader Heming Olaussen believes a possible UK referendum deciding its EU position would be a gift to Norway. As he calls for a new European alliance outside the EU, government politicians at home are removing their self-placed cat from amongst the pigeons. “We need to sit down with Switzerland and the UK and find out what we can achieve together,” Mr Olaussen told Leftist newspaper Klassekampen. Aftenposten recently reported that Switzerland has approached Norway for help in avoiding being forced into the EEA agreement.

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Norway movement leader wants non-EU alliance

Published on Tuesday, 29th January, 2013 at 10:30 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Lyndsey Smith      .
Last Updated on 30th January 2013 at 14:22.

Organisation ‘No to the EU’ leader Heming Olaussen believes a possible UK referendum deciding its EU position would be a gift to Norway. As he calls for a new European alliance outside the EU, government politicians at home are removing their self-placed cat from amongst the pigeons.

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“We need to sit down with Switzerland and the UK and find out what we can achieve together,” Mr Olaussen told Leftist newspaper Klassekampen.

Aftenposten recently reported that Switzerland has approached Norway for help in avoiding being forced into the EEA agreement.

The move came after being faced with pressure from the EU to adopt its rules and control mechanisms.

Mr Olaussen believes that a tri-nation alliance between Norway, Switzerland, and the UK would provide better bargaining conditions with the EU.

However, a UK referendum about the European Union would only take place if the Conservative Party are re-elected at the next general election, and may not happen until 2017.

Leader of the European Movement Paal Frisvold believes Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg should be inspired by David Cameron’s speech.

“He was honest and sincere and dares to point out what is not working. Cameron should be commended for putting European policy on the agenda”.

Mr Frisvold told farming publication Nationen that a vote should take place in Norway on the EEA membership in the next parliamentary term, which would, he says, get politicians and communities involved in European policy.

Norway minor tri-partite coalition member the Centre ‘cheese and meat hike’ Party (Sp) announces, Tuesday, it is now shelving plans to push the issue of renegotiating the country's current EEA Agreement some eight months before the general election.

The Party’s decision pleases Confederation of Unions (LO) leader Roar Flåthen, who says this means Stoltenberg and the current government can now move towards September’s polling day in peace.

As is known, LO gives Labour financial support for electioneering.




Published on Tuesday, 29th January, 2013 at 10:30 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Lyndsey Smith      .
Last updated on 30th January 2013 at 14:22.

This post has the following tags: norwayeumembership, eeaagreementnorway.





  
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