Outside and Inside - Norway and the European Union

Auditorium of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs · 04.05.2012 09:00 - 11:00

What political, economic, legal and administrative consequences has cooperation with the EU had for Norway? Norway’s relationship with the EU is based on association without membership and this relationship is founded on a number of agreements. In January 2012 a thorough review on Norway’s agreements with the EU and their consequences was published. This report has received considerable attention in the EU, in Norway and in Iceland and it will now be discussed in a seminar at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs. The speakers introduce the main findings of the report and analyze the relationship between Norway and the EU during the past 20 years.

Opening remarks: Dr. Teija Tiilikainen, Director, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs


Dr. Ulf Sverdrup, Director, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

Minister Ole Norrback

Dr. Fredrik Sejersted, Professor, Center for European Law University of Oslo

Moderator: Tom Kankkonen, Scandinavian correspondent, Finnish Broadcasting Company

The full report in Norwegian can be downloaded from: http://www.regjeringen.no/pages/36797426/PDFS/NOU201220120002000DDDPDFS.pdf

A short summary of the report in English can be downloaded from: http://www.regjeringen.no/pages/36798821/PDFS/NOU201220120002000EN_PDFS.pdf