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Brexit 27-08-2018

Historian: ‘Norwegian model’ for post-Brexit Britain?

Many forecasts predict an economic slump for the UK after the country's exit. But the example of Norway shows that Europe can also do well outside the EU. In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, historian Idar Helle explains possible conclusions from the "Norwegian model" for post-Brexit Britain.
Brexit 12-12-2017

Study: UK economy likely to suffer post-Brexit

The UK economy is likely to suffer for a decade after leaving the EU under the most probable post-Brexit trade scenarios, according to a new study from the RAND Corporation, made available to EURACTIV.com before publication.
Brexit 03-10-2016

As Theresa May tries to buy Tory peace Brexit politics heats up

Theresa May’s has spent nearly every waking moment since leaving university thinking about her Conservative Party to which she has devoted all her life, writes Denis MaShane.
Brexit 19-09-2016

Switzerland and EU head – politely – for the rocks

As all eyes focus on Brexit - where everything has changed but nothing has started - there is another proud European democracy which would like to shut its doors to immigrants but keep open the EU’s doors to its goods and services – Switzerland, writes Denis MacShane.
07-07-2016

Italy’s ambassador to the UK: Brexit could have been avoided

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union in a referendum last month could have been avoided had the United Kingdom introduced national reforms to manage freedom of movement for EU migrants, the Italian ambassador to the UK has told EURACTIV.com.
Vidar Helgesen
Agrifood 07-01-2015

Commission and Norway fight over single market contribution

Norway claims that the European Commission has asked the Scandinavian country to double the amount it gives to the European Economic Area (EEA) over the next five years.
Global Europe 13-04-2011

EU wants to open single market to Mediterranean countries

Rising to meet an historic challenge, the European Union should offer its southern neighbours the chance to participate in its single market and join the European Economic Area, which currently includes Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, Enlargement and Neighbourhood Commissioner Štefan Füle told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.

Models for the European Neighbourhood Policy: The European Economic Area and the Northern Dimension

This paper, written by Marius Vahl and published by the Centre for European Policy Studies, focuses on two particular EU policies towards non-EU members in Northern Europe: the Northern Dimension (ND) initiative and the European Economic Area (EEA), which are analysed in light of two broader themes: first, how the EU organises its policy towards its neighbours more generally and, secondly, the enlargement process and how the EU has attempted to develop alternatives to EU membership.
Enlargement 11-06-2003

Negotiations on enlarged European Economic Area concluded

Negotiations on the accession of the ten future EU Member States to the European Economic Area (EEA) have been concluded, opening the way to a single market of 25 EU countries plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
Enlargement 11-04-2003

Poland blocks agreement on expanding the European Economic Area

Poland vetoed on 10 April an agreement on expanding the European Economic Area after failing to obtain higher fishing quotas.
Central Europe 18-09-2001

European Economic Area 2 in the Balkans?

A two-day European Parliament conference in Brussels is dealing with the stabilisation and reconstruction of the Balkan countries. Germany's Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer has proposed the creation of a "European Economic Area 2" to the five Balkan countries - Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia and Yugoslavia.