About: Vidar Helgesen

Brexit 07-05-2015

Norway’s Minister for EU Affairs: Britain will lose influence on TTIP, foreign policies with Brexit

Britain is at risk of losing influence on trade and global issues if it leaves the EU, a topic which has been high on the agenda ahead of the general elections which take place today (7 May).
Vidar Helgesen
Brexit 07-05-2015

Norway minister: Brexit debate overlooked impact on foreign policy, security

EXCLUSIVE / The UK debate about leaving the European Union has overlooked its consequences in terms of security, foreign policy and transatlantic relations, says Vidar Helgesen in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.
Vidar Helgesen
Global Europe 07-05-2015

Vidar Helgesen: Our EEA contribution costs almost as much as EU membership

Norway has no intention of becoming an EU member, although being part of the EEA costs the country almost as much as being a full EU member, says Vidar Helgesen.
Vidar Helgesen
Agrifood 17-04-2015

EFTA countries still not implementing EU rules fast enough, says supervisor

None of the countries that are members of European Free Trade Association (EFTA) are implementing EU rules fast enough. But Norway has 'improved remarkably', says the ESA, the body that oversees its implementation on behalf of EFTA.
Brexit 25-02-2015

Norwegian minister: Do not let UK drift to the fringe

Britain's membership in the European Union is vital for the bloc’s foreign and security policies, but it would not be a safer place if it was to leave the EU altogether, warned Vidar Helgesen, Norway’s Minister for EU Affairs.
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.