Photo: Olav Heggø.Photo: Olav Heggø

European transport attachés in Oslo

Norway shared experiences on land transport, aviation and maritime affairs with attachés from 29 EU and EFTA member states during a visit to Norway on 29 June-1 July 2016.

“We have invited European transport attachés to Norway to show them our successes and challenges in the transport sector, and to share our views on international solutions”, said Minister of Transport and Communications, Ketil Solvik-Olsen.   

Read Minister Solvik-Olsen’s presentation to the group.

Representatives from 29 EU and EFTA countries, as well as the EU Council Secretariat, visited the Oslo region. The representatives participate in the EU Council working groups on land transport, shipping and aviation. Similar visits have been arranged by the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications in 2008 and 2012.

The group also met with representatives from the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration and the Norwegian Ship Owners Association.

The group was invited on field visits to the Follo Line Project, the maritime consultancy company DNV GL, and Avinor at Oslo Airport Gardermoen – to learn about remote tower technology and biojetfuel.

Norway has been integrated in the EU single market since 1992 through the EEA Agreement, and cooperates closely with the EU in many areas. However, as a non-EU member, Norway does not participate in the EU Council working groups.

Read also state secretary Elsbeth Tronstad’s presentation on the EEA Agreement and issues of the High North.

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