Tagged: EU

Should Norway join the EU?

Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. Norway votes against EU membership Many people, even Europeans, are surprised to learn that Norway is not a member of the European Union. The Norwegian people have voted against...

Solberg to Brussels

Norwegian PM meets with new EU leaders Michael Sandelson The Foreigner Erna Solberg met three EU top dogs in Brussels on Jan. 21. She spoke with incumbent European Council President Donald Tusk, newly elected...

Norwegian Patents and European Norm

Norwegian Patent Office celebrates 100 years and looks out over its own borders By John Erik Stacy 16 Oct 2011 Even as the Norwegian Industrial Property Office celebrated its 100th anniversary on October 12,...

72% say no to EU membership

In a new opinion poll, 72 ​​percent of Norwegians say no to Norwegian membership in the EU. Only 12 percent said yes. This poll is the worst for the “yes” side in Norway in...

Agreement reached on controversial Data Retention Directive

The Conservative Party (Høyre) and Prime Minister Stoltenberg’s Labor Party (AP) have reached agreement on including the controversial EU Data Retention Directive in Norwegian law. Høyre obtained acceptance for its view that data storage time be...

Norway aligns itself with EU sanctions against Iran

Norway has decided to align itself with the EU’s further sanctions against Iran. “The decision is an expression of Norway’s support for the efforts of the international community to engage Iran in a binding...

Norway enters North Sea Development Cooperation

Norway’s oil and energy minister Tuesday signed an agreement with nine other European countries relating to development of the North Sea. Read the whole story at the Wall Street Journal.

Norway joins cooperation on energy grid in the North Sea

Today the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Riis-Johansen, signed a political declaration on strengthening the regional cooperation on development of an offshore energy grid in the North Sea region. On the side...