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Norway next best in EU Directive test. Historic majorities of Norwegians are proud not to be EU members but politicians are masters at implementing European legislation. 1,774 of 1,777 EU directives have been adopted into Norwegian law, making Norway the second-most obedient country in Europe apart from Malta, according to latest figures from the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA). Italy comes bottom. “This is not an exercise in sadomasochism. Most directives are uncontroversial and have a good purpose,” ESA President Per Sanderud tells Aftenposten.

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Norway next best in EU Directive test

Published on Tuesday, 29th March, 2011 at 16:42 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Historic majorities of Norwegians are proud not to be EU members but politicians are masters at implementing European legislation.

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1,774 of 1,777 EU directives have been adopted into Norwegian law, making Norway the second-most obedient country in Europe apart from Malta, according to latest figures from the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA). Italy comes bottom.

“This is not an exercise in sadomasochism. Most directives are uncontroversial and have a good purpose,” ESA President Per Sanderud tells Aftenposten.

Meanwhile the Data Retention Directive (DRD), which is not included in the ESA results according to government sources The Foreigner spoke with today, could become part of Norwegian law following the Conservative Party’s (H) recently agreed compromise with Labour (Ap).



Published on Tuesday, 29th March, 2011 at 16:42 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: eftasurveillanceauthority, eudirectives, efta, eeaagreement, dataretentiondirective, persanderud.



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