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  • Norway to EU: don’t call us before 2009

    Enlargement 24-10-2005

    "The scenario of Norwegian [EU] membership is not going to happen over the next four years," declared the country's new foreign minister.

  • Norway to relaunch debate on EU entry in 2007

    Enlargement 22-12-2004

    Norway's Prime minister Kjell Magne Bondevik says that
    Norwegians may be consulted again on country's possible entry
    into the EU.

  • Nordics want to go ‘northern’

    Future EU 28-05-2004

    A majority of the peoples of Sweden, Norway and Denmark would prefer a Nordic Union to the EU, reveals new poll.

  • Norway: 51 per cent support for EU membership

    Enlargement 19-05-2004

    According to a recent poll cited by Reuters, the EU's enlargement has exerted an influence on the way Norwegians look at their country's membership of the EU.

  • Norway: public support for EU membership on the up

    Enlargement 23-02-2004

    Popular support for EU membership is increasing steadily in Norway, a recent public opinion poll published by the Norway Post has revealed.

  • Majority of Norwegians expect new EU referendum

    Enlargement 07-01-2004

    According to a poll by Sentio-Norstat, the majority of Norwegians expect a new referendum to be held on EU membership after the next parliamentary elections in 2005.

  • High-stakes EEA talks underway

    Trade & Society 10-01-2003

    Between now and early April at the latest, the EU and the three other members of the European Economic Area (EEA) must come to terms over trade issues that result from the Union's scheduled 2004 enlargement.

  • Iceland debates EU membership application

    Enlargement 05-03-2002

    About 68 percent of Icelanders support the idea, proposed by Iceland's Foreign Minister, Halldor Asgrimson, that the country should join the EU.

  • CEPS warns against marginalisation of Norway

    Enlargement 01-03-2002

    The Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) warns against the marginalisation of Norway in Europe in a new book, "Navigating by the Stars", released at a conference on EU-Norway relations in Brussels. The book states that Norway's perception of marginalisation arises from the declining market share of the European Economic Area in the widening EU, alongside with the acceleration of the European integration process.

  • Norwegian Labour party suffers huge election setback


    Norway's Labour party has suffered its worst defeat since 1924 in an election which produced no clear winner. It saw its share of the vote fall from 35.5 percent four years ago to just 24.4 percent in Monday's election. The biggest gains were made by the Conservative party who saw their share of the vote rise from 14.3 percent in 1997 to 21.3 percent.

  • Norwegians go to the polls


    Norway's 4 million registered voters will head to polling stations on Monday (10 September) to vote for their parliamentary representatives. The conservatives threaten to oust the governing social democrats, whose popularity has dwindled in the past few months.

  • Nordic countries join Schengen


    Five Nordic countries join Schengen area bringing the number of members to 15