Norway and the EU

Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway met with Donald Tusk, President of the European Council in Brussels in January 2015. 
Photo: Juha Roininen, EUP Images/SMK.

Norway and the EU enjoy good and close relations, although Norway is not a member of the European Union. The Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA) is the mainstay of our cooperation, and it ensures that Norway takes part in the EU internal market. We are also part of the Schengen Agreement and cooperate with the EU on foreign and security policy issues. Read more

Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Vidar Helgesen

The Government has presented its strategy for cooperation with the EU for the period 2014 - 2017. Read more

Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway met with Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission in Brussels in January 2015. 
Photo: Juha Roininen, EUP Images/SMK.

Norway and the EU share the same fundamental values, and face many of the same challenges. Close cooperation at political level is essential to find joint solutions to these challenges. Read more

Vidar Helgesen, Minister of EEA and EU Affairs. 
Photo: Thomas Haugersveen, Office of the Prime Minister.

Minister of EEA and EU Affairs and Chief of Staff at the Office of the Prime Minister. Mr Helgesen is also responsible for coordinating work on EEA matters and Norway’s relations with the EU at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Read more

Siv Jensen, Minister of Finance, met with Jyrki Katainen, Vice President of the European Commission in February 2015. 
Photo: Anders Aalbu, Mission of Norway.

Here you find information about the main areas of cooperation between Norway and the European Union.

Photo: Guri Dahl, tinagent.com.

The EU has established several programmes in order to help implement EU policy. Through the EEA Agreement, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein participate in a wide range of these programmes and activities. Read more

Norway’s financial contributions include funding to reduce disparities in Europe and contributions to the budget of EU programmes and agencies we participate in. Read more

Photo: European Union.

Here you will find a brief historical overview on the development of the relations between Norway and the European Union. Read more

Did you know the following facts about Norway? Read more