What Is Norway`s Agreement With The Eu
« This is an important reason why Norway voted `no` in 1994; We had already concluded a trade agreement with the EU. In thirty years, the main argument of the « yes » vote has been that Norway must join the EU to guarantee market access. The EEA agreement provided for this access to the important EU market. So why should Norway join the EU? « Rye says, the application for EU membership has been frozen, but not withdrawn. It could be resumed at any time, in accordance with a new desire for domestic policy, as was the case in the case of Malta. An important problem for Norway is its fisheries resources, which represent a significant part of the national economy and which would fall under the common fisheries policy if Norway joins the EU. Norway has a high GNP per capita and is expected to pay a high premium. The country has limited agriculture and few underdeveloped areas, which means that Norway would receive little economic support from the EU. However, since 2009[update], Norway has opted for many EU projects and, given that its overall financial contribution linked to the EEA agreement consists of contributions related to participation in these projects and part of it is made available for development projects aimed at reducing social and economic disparities in the EU (eee and Norwegian grants)  , its participation is comparable to that of the EU Member States. The overall EEA-EFTA commitment amounts to 2.4% of the EU`s total programme budget. In 1962, Norway applied for membership of the European Economic Community (EEC), with the other EFTA members, Ireland, Denmark and the United Kingdom applying for membership the previous year.
When France rejected the UNITED Kingdom`s request the following year, accession negotiations with Norway and other countries were also suspended due to strong economic ties between them. This was done again in 1967.  We hope that the work programme for 2017 will be a useful tool for all those interested in developments in Europe and how best to contribute, while preserving Norway`s interests in our cooperation with the EU, » said EEA and EU Minister Frank Bakke-Jensen.