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Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Støre receives the report from chair of the EEA Review Committe Fredrik Sejersted. 
Photo: Marta B. Haga, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Støre receives the report from chair of the EEA Review Committe Fredrik Sejersted. Photo: Marta B. Haga, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Committee presents review of Norway’s agreements with the EU

Last updated: 10.02.2013 // The committee appointed to review the consequences of the EEA Agreement and Norway’s other agreements with the EU presented its report 17 January 2012.

“The EEA Agreement is the most comprehensive international agreement that Norway has entered into and has a major impact on Norwegian jobs, value creation and welfare. The committee’s report will be very important in increasing our knowledge of how the Agreement functions,” said Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.

The Government announced in its second policy platform that it would establish a broad-based committee to undertake a thorough, broad-based review of the EEA Agreement and its consequences for all areas of society. The committee was appointed in January 2010 and, after spending two years on the review, has now submitted its report to the Government.

“I would like to thank the committee for the great diligence, inclusiveness and thoroughness with which it has carried out its task. Its report will provide a good basis both for debate on our association with the EU and for the white paper the Government intends to present later this year,” said Mr Støre.

The white paper will deal with the EEA Agreement and Norway’s other agreements with the EU. The committee’s report will provide an important frame of reference for the work on the white paper.


Relevant documents:

Official translaton of Chapter 1 which includes a brief overview of the Committee’s main findings (PDF document)

An unofficial translation of Chapter 3 - Norway's agreements with the EU(PDF document)

An unofficial translation of Chapter 13 - Other parties' views on Norway's agreements with the EU (PDF document)

An unofficial translation of Chapter 26 -  Europeanisation of Norway 1992 - 2011 (PDF document)

An unofficial translation of Chapter 27 - Outside and Inside - Norway's European Dilemma (PDF docuyment)

An unofficial translation of Chapter 28- The way forward (PDF document)

The 900-page report in Norwegian is extensive, and covers all aspects of Norway’s relations with the EU.


(Fist published: 17 January 2012, last update: 10 December 2012)


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