Last updated: 08.06.2009 //
Although not a Member State of the European Union, Norway has established and maintained a very close co-operation with, and a good relationship to, the EU in almost every possible policy area. Through agreements such as the EEA-Agreement and the Schengen-Agreement, this co-operation is formalised and institutionalised within areas related to the internal market and parts of the area of freedom, security and justice. But Norway’s relationship with the EU goes much further than just the management of those formal agreements, and the EU and Norway interact in almost every possible field of policy and society. Norway takes part in a whole range of EU related activities on a voluntarily basis, and contributes significantly through the Norwegian and the EEA Financial Mechanism.