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Thumbs down to EU membership. Liberals still sceptical to joining. Even though the leader of the Liberal party (Venstre) Lars Sponheim hinted to Aftenposten that he might vote for EU membership in Norway’s next debate on the subject, his party didn’t share his opinion at the annual conference that took place in Stavanger at the weekend. “The next few years would not be an appropriate time to start a new debate about the EU in Norway. Therefore, Venstre would like to develop working together with the EU further by using the EEA agreement” concluded the party.West meets east

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Thumbs down to EU membership

Published on Sunday, 26th April, 2009 at 22:03 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 16th August 2009 at 22:29.

Liberals still sceptical to joining.

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Even though the leader of the Liberal party (Venstre) Lars Sponheim hinted to Aftenposten that he might vote for EU membership in Norway’s next debate on the subject, his party didn’t share his opinion at the annual conference that took place in Stavanger at the weekend.

“The next few years would not be an appropriate time to start a new debate about the EU in Norway. Therefore, Venstre would like to develop working together with the EU further by using the EEA agreement” concluded the party.

West meets east

Although Sponheim shares this view, he would consider voting in favour because of the possibilities that the EU has both in developing ties with the Muslims, and stimulating the development of democracy in those countries, according to the paper. Otherwise, he wasn’t particularly concerned with what benefits Norway would gain by becoming a member state.

Although membership was the topic that created the most debate under the conference, 114 voted for and 102 against the resolution.




Published on Sunday, 26th April, 2009 at 22:03 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 16th August 2009 at 22:29.

This post has the following tags: liberals, lars, sponheim, eu, proposal, membership, eea.





  
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